Billy Joel might mourn the loss of the grand piano, but otherwise he'd struggle to find fault with the remodelled Premier Suite at his old stamping ground, the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. The Premier Suite is a 182-square-metre apartment on the penthouse floor with a history; everyone from Madonna to Michael Jackson has bedded down here.
Hotel designer Joseph Pang (Westin Sydney, Hilton Sydney) oversaw the makeover, replacing the old décor with modern finishes. It has dining for eight, a butler's pantry and a bathroom that's a fantasyland in black marble, with a massive spa that looks like it's from the Playboy Mansion.
The Premier Suite is priced $4,185 per night. 123 Collins St, Melbourne, Vic, (03) 9657 1234