Sky Bar Melbourne sets hospitality standards high
July 12, 2022
Located on the 40th floor of the opulent Oakwood Premier Melbourne, Sky Bar Melbourne sits high in the heavens, offering guests a dining and bar experience like no other. The venue, set to open to the public on Thursday, 30th June 2022, showcases glamorous furnishings, a decadent restaurant, elegant lounges to enjoy classic wines and cocktails and multiple exclusive V.I.P function spaces. In addition to its extraordinary views reaching far over Port Phillip Bay, across the Yarra River, CBD skyline and beyond, Sky Bar Melbourne expects to provide guests with a quintessential Melbournian experience
Arriving at 202 Normanby Street in Southbank, guests will go up to Sky Bar Melbourne via a private entry located in the stunning lobby of Oakwood Premier Melbourne. Upon arriving at the 40th floor, guests will step out into projection artwork that shines across the floor and mirrored walls. Developed by the team at The Sequence Group this foyer projection is an immersive concept showcasing 16 different loop videos of Melbourne from the view of a bird. The impressive entrance allows guests to experience the height of Sky Bar from the moment they arrive at the venue, acting as a glass floor sitting above the bustling city.
To the left of the foyer is the main Sky Bar Lounge, hosting up to 70 people and to the right sits a 5-star restaurant called Strato. Above both areas sits Level 41, an exclusive dining space dedicated to supporting special occasions, private functions and V.I.Ps who need their own bar and privacy with a view. This 5-star restaurant aims to take guests on a journey where the ordinary is transformed into the extraordinary. The menu is best described as contemporary modern Australian, boasting locally sourced, Victorian ingredients from places like King Island and Mount Zero and native Australian, seasonal produce. The menu will change four times a year to reflect the seasonal produce best available at the time, keeping regulars interested and giving international travellers a glimpse into an organic Melbourne culinary experience.
Sky Bar Lounge boasts a 16-metre stone bar with an illuminated glass brick frame inside and has an alfresco terrace, perfect for warmer nights, resembling the famous rooftops in New York City. With 7-metre-tall glass windows, guests will enjoy views of the city skyline whilst enjoying appetisers, seasonal cocktails, wines and locally crafted beers. Strato, the restaurant, is romantically modern, seating up to 60 guests and providing exceptional views of Port Phillip Bay. The restaurant has its own bar, made from a stone benchtop and filtered glass bottom that is subtly lit. Within the restaurant sits five concave booths separated from the main dining area, a perfect option for date night.
On the north side of the venue, between the main lounge and the restaurant is an additional V.I.P area. Guests can choose between tallboy furniture for a stand-up event or request a long table for a sit-down dinner to host their function. Sheer curtain drapes allow V.I.Ps some privacy during their function, and if not in use, this space opens up more room within the main lounge.
Make the most of your next business event and stay at Oakwood Premier Melbourne. It’s the ideal location for end of the day networking with unbeatable views at Sky Bar Melbourne. Ideally located for business trips. Guests are within walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne’s incredible dining scene and the Yarra River is at the doorstep.