Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street / Eat Drink Design Awards 2021

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street has been named the winner of the Best Hotel Design in the 2021 Eat Drink Design Awards.

The newly opened Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street seamlessly combines the heritage Equity Chambers building with a modern 16-storey tower and includes two distinct food and beverage spaces. Luci, the hotel’s restaurant, complements original details such as coffered ceilings, ornate plasterwork and carved timber features with rich upholsteries, handsome banquette seating and modern lighting, creating a timeless lobby restaurant experience. Its location, in the original building’s former grand hall, can be viewed from above from the reception area, placing it at the centre of the guest experience. 

The Douglas Club is the opposite – a charismatic, intimate bolthole anchored by a striking marble cocktail bar. The jury appreciated the contrast between the spaces, which spoke to the overall sophistication and confidence of its interior design. The winner in a healthy category that signals an Australian renaissance for the hotel restaurant and bar experience.

/ Eat Drink Design Awards 2021