The Imperial Hotel is a two-storey brick-and-bluestone building first built in 1858 and stands on a 450 square meter site directly across from the Victorian Parliament in Spring Street. It is a classic Melbourne building and has long been a famous watering hole for politicians, journalists, artists and business people.
The Imperial celebrates the essence of Melbourne, without being cemented in tradition; it is a living reference to Melbourne’s glory days. There are few other buildings in the Melbourne CBD with such a rich history and story to tell.
Purchased in May 2015 by O’Brien Group Australia today the venue is leased to the Open Door Pub Company.