Published on October 3rd, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

View Melbourne launches Melbourne’s first hotel gaming room @ViewHotels

According to research coming out of Bond University, 81% of Australians now play video games. Indeed, more Australians play video games than watch the footy!

With the gaming sector’s meteoric rise into everyday life, View Melbourne, in collaboration with MSI, is excited to announce the opening of Melbourne’s first specially designed Gaming Room with state-of-the-art equipment that will be the place to be for anyone who loves to unwind gaming.

Sleeping up to four guests, the View Melbourne Gaming Room includes bottomless complimentary popcorn from the in-room popcorn maker, a drinks trolley, complete with a selection of energy drinks, as well as a minibar with beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks and all items charged on consumption upon check-out.

The 35 sqm specially designed Gaming Room includes a high-quality gaming setup with MSI chair, MSI MEG Trident X2 computer, 2 x 27 inch 170Hz MSI Esports gaming monitors, and all the streaming gear you need supplied by MSI and Elgato.

At opening time games include all major titles across both PC and Nintendo Switch. The games selection will be updated continuously as new titles come to market.

PC games include: Fortnite, League of Legends, Starfield Premium Edition, FC24, Mortal Kombat 1, GTA V, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Valorant, Destiny 2, DOTA 2, Apex Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Defensive, Call of Duty: Warzone, Rocket League, Hogwarts Legacy: Deluxe Edition, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Overwatch 2, Sims 4 Deluxe Upgrade, Untitled Goose Game, EVE Online, Ark Survival Evolved, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ultimate Chicken Horse and Cult of the Lambs.

Nintendo Switch games include: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 3, Super Mario Party, Fortnite, Rocket League, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu, F-Zero 99, Pack-Man 99, Nintendo 64 Classics, Sega Mega Drive Classics, Tetris 99, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe and Untitled Goose Game.

Gaming equipment includes: MSI Esports 27” gaming monitor and MSI MEG Trident X2 gaming desktop computer; MSI gaming chair with high-grade velvet sides with racing car style leather and stitching; gaming headset keyboard, mouse and mousepad all from MSI plus Elgato Wave streaming microphone and controller; Logitech speaker system; Nintendo Switch with pro-controllers as well as Joycon controllers and accessories; 512 GB SD card; Samsung S Series sound bar.

Prices vary from $300 per night. Book online at

About View Melbourne: View Melbourne is perfectly positioned along the famous St Kilda Road boulevard, the tree-lined gateway into Melbourne city. At 562 St Kilda Road guests enjoy easy access to the Alfred hospital, Botanical Gardens, Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne’s CBD which is a short ride away. It is no wonder View Melbourne is popular with both corporate and recreational travellers alike.

With View Melbourne’s front step only 200m from artillery tram routes, guests will travel directly into the city centre, providing easy access to visiting guests attending Melbourne’s many gaming conventions and events.

The 206-key, 4.5-star hotel includes all modern furnishings including Apple TV, quality bedding and pet-friendly rooms. Looking out towards the CBD, View Melbourne rooms have awe-inspiring city views. Every room has high-speed WIFI and 24-hour room service.

View Melbourne’s amenity includes Hop Garden Beer Garden & Café (no booking required) a one-of-a kind beer garden designed to be your go-to neighbourhood hang out, offering a diverse selection of cold beers, shareable dishes and classic pub favourites.

Woods Restaurant is a menu of smoky delights and classic dishes. Woods Restaurant is where flavour meets fire with a specialist selection of steaks and market-fresh fish grilled to perfection over an open flame Parrilla grill.

View Melbourne’s conferencing and events spaces can cater for up to 130 pax and are perfect for anything from large scale product launches, seminars and training events to smaller after work drinks events all year round.

Opening times for Hop Beer Garden and Café: 7am – Late (every day): breakfast menu 7am – 12pm, lunch/dinner menu 12pm – 10pm
Opening breakfast times for Woods Restaurant: 7am – 10am Monday to Friday, 7am – 11am Saturday and Sunday
Opening dinner times for Woods Restaurant: 6pm – 9pm every day

View Melbourne Room service hours open 24hrs a day (menu changes per meal period)

Phone: 1800 206 020
Address: 562 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004


About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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