Boutique hotel operator, Lancemore Group, has not wasted any time out of lockdown, quickly getting to work opening its maiden property in the Melbourne CBD – Lancemore Crossley Street.
Originally due to begin welcoming guests from early this year, the hotel timeline was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns but is now ready to emerge and deliver its brand of hospitality to guests.
Located on Bourke Street in the CBD, the 113-room property features Broadway-style lights at the entrance and circular pod-style reception desks. Guests can also enjoy a rooftop terrace with assorted greenery, an open fireplace and outdoor beds and lounges to relax with views over the city skyline.
Artwork features prominently throughout the hotel, with specially commissioned pieces by André Donadio, with video art forming part of the elevator ride. Additional pieces from local artists Roynae Mayes, Laura Woodward and Tristan Kerr have been dotted around the property and in guest rooms – titled William, Henry, Juliet and Romeo – all designed to amplify the hotel’s personality and give it a designer edge and reflect its East End Theatre District vibe.
Lancemore Group CEO, Julian Clark, said the new hotel is a sophisticated hotel with a moody aesthetic and bespoke designer finishes.
“Lancemore Crossley St is here to welcome guests with the grit, glamour and vibrancy we’ve missed about our city,” he said.
“[Designer] Carr has perfectly captured the creative essence of Melbourne with its boundary pushing design concept and the property’s prime location is the ideal base to uncover the food, fashion, and little known gems that make the cultural fabric of our home city.”