Bates Smart has designed a new hotel that will adaptively reuse and extend a heritage-listed office building in the Melbourne CBD.
The design for the hotel was intended to evoke the glamour of travel and hospitality in the 1930s. The project is being developed by M&L Hospitality and the hotel will be operated by Hilton.
The hotel will have 244 rooms, a restaurant, bar, gym and conference facilities. It will comprise a number of disparate but connected elements: the adaptive re-use of the Equity Chambers building on the corner of Little Queen and Bourke Streets, a six-level addition to the roof of the building, and a new 16-storey tower to the rear of the site.