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Launch of The Lobby at Lyall

The Lyall Hotel and Spa are making a few changes and we’re about to see a Hoteliers’ changing of the guard as owners, Rowina and Peter Thomas, see their daughter, Arielle step in to bring The Lobby to life.

The Lyall is a family owned, five-star boutique hotel in South Yarra. Dipping their toes into the bar scene in June of this year, The Lobby opened as a pop-up bar on the street level of the hotel and is continuing for the Summer season!

The hotel closed during COVID and in that small window in June when Melbournians were allowed out, the new generation took over the bar and it was full every single night.

As a second lockdown was announced for Victoria, the hardship of the pandemic was settling in and as an initiative to keep The Lobby ball rolling, the team delivered fresh bottled cocktails via UberEats to ensure Melbournians were keeping the vibes as positive ones.

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As opening weekend is fast approaching on November 5th, and Melbourne is slowly but surely coming back to life, The Lobby is here to stay and ready to make its mark in the hospo scene.

Under this new management, Arielle is leaning into creating Melbourne’s most exciting new bar.

Collaborating with Cucinetta, a local favourite, to run the kitchen, The Lobby is promoting the neighbourhood and getting the band back together! Think sidewalk round tables, signature cocktails, and spritz, with antipasti boards and authentic Italian pizza.

You know those hotels overseas in New York and London where all your favourite spots are bars within hotels?

Enter The Lobby at The Lyall.

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The Lyall Hotel will remain closed until further decisions are made in the hotel sector.

The Lobby will open from Thursday, November 5th.

5pm to Late every Thursday to Sunday - including Christmas and New Year.