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Mitchelton Winery Luxury Boutique Hotel

Mitchelton Winery launches $16million Luxury Boutique Hotel in the Goulburn Valley.

 

Opening December 1st 2017, in the Victorian countryside near Nagambie, The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa provides a new standard in laid back luxury for the region just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne.

A personal project of caravan magnate Gerry Ryan and his son Andrew, the $16 million Mitchelton Hotel and Spa is the most recent addition to the family’s spectacular MItchelton Winery Estate, set on the banks of the Goulburn River.

Initially planned for construction upon the property’s founding in 1969 – a vision never realised due to budget constraints – the striking new facility was conceived in partnership with internationally renowned architecture and interior design firm Hecker Guthrie to complement the property’s existing Robin Boyd structures, whilst paying homage to its rural location and wine producing background.

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Developed to enhance the tourism drawcard for the region, the Mitchelton Hotel’s 58 rooms is comprised of the 33-sqm ‘River’ or ‘Vineyard’ view categories through to the four 57-sqm suites. Featuring spacious rooms adorned with earthy tones, the hotel was designed to have a relationship with its countryside setting and, in particular, the horse studs around Nagambie.  

In guest rooms, floor to ceiling windows open onto private terraces with expansive views of the Goulburn River or Mitchelton Vineyard. Whilst inside, details of the linen curtains, timber joinery, Trevor Mein & David Band artworks create a soft, warm space for guests to unwind.

Mitchelton Winery Luxury Boutique Hotel

The Spa, with its expansive views of the surrounds, offers guests regionally inspired spa experiences developed using Uspa products – an Australian collection of pure, natural skincare that combines the botanical wisdom and healing elements of nature.

Upon the banks of the Goulburn River, on a terrace landscaped by Jamie Clapham, sits a 20m infinity pool where guests can embrace the rural setting whilst sampling one of winemaker Travis Clydesdale’s finest tipples.

Opening special room rates for the Mitchelton Hotel start at $289 per night including breakfast for two and a winery tour.

Mitchelton Winery Luxury Boutique Hotel

‘The Hotel and Day Spa is something that we wanted to develop early on with our acquisition of the estate,’ said Andrew Ryan, Managing Director of the Mitchelton property.

‘It has always been the missing piece in the puzzle for Mitchelton. Goulburn Valley and Nagambie have so much to offer, we have high hopes that the addition of the accommodation facility will help attract more visitors to the region and boost local tourism.’ said Ryan.

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Jackalope Hotel, Mornington Peninsula...

 
All Photography  Sharyn Cairns

All Photography Sharyn Cairns

The Mornington Peninsula has a new luxury hotel - Jackalope. Situated in Merricks North, on an 11-hectare winery planted in 1989, Jackalope has redefined boutique accommodation. 

46 designer rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, some with private terraces overlooking the vineyards. Each and every room has a rain shower which is complimented by custom-made bath products by Hunter Lab, with larger rooms also containing deep-soak luxury Japanese baths.

The exceptional rooms and architecture were created by Carr Design Group, who worked in collaboration with Fabio Ongarato Design on the branding and graphics. One of our favourite Melbourne furniture designers Zuster created the elegant handcrafted furniture housed in the rooms and public spaces.

And for an added wow, the hotel entrance welcomes guests with a seven-metre-tall Jackalope sculpture by Melbourne artist Emily Floyd - see above image. 

Outside there is a super serene 30-metre infinity pool that offers views out to the vineyard and surrounding gardens - landscaped by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. See below image.

There are two restaurants – a fine dining room, Doot Doot Doot and a more casual restaurant and cellar door, Rare Hare; with interiors designed by Projects of Imagination. The Edwardian homestead 'McCormich House' situated on the property houses the hotel’s bar, Flaggerdoot.

For those unfamiliar with the name, a jackalope is a mythical rabbit-like creature with antlers.

"If luxury is defined by rarity, what is more luxurious than a creature so rare that it exists only in legend,” 

The eyebrow-raising names are all in keeping with the central theme: a Flaggerdoot being the collective noun for a group of jackalopes, with the Doot Doot Doot being the leader of a Flaggerdoot.

 

QT Hotel Melbourne...

 

Designed by Sydney-based architect Angelo Candalepas, with public spaces and rooms by QT's favourite designers, Nic Graham and architect Shelley Indyk respectively, QT Melbourne is an 11-storey concrete and stone modernist building on the site of the old Greater Union cinema.

It has 188 rooms and a floor dedicated to Pascale, the hotel's signature bar and grill, with an open kitchen, glassed-in wine rooms and expansive, luxuriously upholstered lounges. There's a ground-floor café and aperitivo bar called The Cake Shop, a rooftop bar, a Japanese-Korean laneway bar called Hot Sauce and, beside it, a shop that sells handcrafted Japanese knives.

QT Melbourne's rooms have an industrial look with concrete ceilings and spacious bathrooms screened by sliding doors of rippled glass and black metal. They also boast oak floors, leather furniture and large baths in that are more often than not located prominently in the main room. There is a calm elegance about QT Melbourne's guestrooms which are slightly less quirky than their interstate counterparts.

There's plenty of natural light and city views, with large windows at the ends of corridors, in public spaces and in rooms. We love that the minibar is filled with quality spirits such as Grey Goose vodka and West Winds gin, wine, snacks and a bottle of hot sauce of course! 

Depending on which elevator you take up to your floor or up to the gorgeous rooftop bar you’ll be cheekily communicated with by either a French, English or Eastern European-accented voice over, so fun!

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