AccorHotels has unveiled a sneak peek of its guest rooms at Melbourne's newest luxury hotel Shadow Play by Peppers - in the city's Southbank arts and entertainment district.
Offering a first glimpse of what future guests can expect when the new hotel opens in April 2019, the prototype room features a unique, bold design and opulent finishes.
Designed by internationally acclaimed Melbourne architects Elenberg Fraser and with interior design by celebrated Melbourne design firm Hecker Guthrie, the hotel's one and two bedroom apartments feature exquisite materials and finishes.
Avant garde design features throughout the hotel, breaking tradition and routine hotel design with a cohesive collection of contrasts - light and dark, formal and informal, and seductive dark statement pieces contrasting with white stone and timber.
All apartments are self-contained, highly functional and boast lashings of natural light and city or bayside views from floor to ceiling windows and balconies.
AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the prototype Shadow Play by Peppers room demonstrates the Peppers brand's commitment to quality.
"We're excited visitors to Southbank will soon be able to experience Peppers' unique style and acclaimed hospitality," said Mr McGrath.
"Southbank is in need of a sophisticated luxury hotel product to cater to an increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world-class calibre.
"This opening also represents a strong indication of our continued focus on the introduction of the luxury Peppers brand to key CBD markets."
Construction and fit out of Shadow Play by Peppers' remaining guest rooms, restaurant and bar, leisure facilities and common areas is on track to be completed by April 2019.
Once open, guests will be welcomed to the hotel in a beautifully appointed lobby on the ground floor, which flows into the hotel's Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar - positioned to be one of Melbourne's finest food and wine experiences and boasting an extensive wine list selected by the restaurant's resident sommelier.
The Edwin Cellar will also play host to an ever evolving seasonal wine programme, helmed by Edwin's sommelier and local wine experts.
The hotel will also feature an array of unique guest spaces, including a heated pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, and an enclosed garden space on the 46th floor, complete with a freestanding fireplace, two private dining rooms, a lavish guest lounge and library with an adjoining patio, and commanding bayside views.
Nestled in the heart of the city and within walking distance to Crown Casino, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the city's finest shopping and dining precincts, Shadow Play by Peppers offers a stylish urban retreat for leisure and business travellers.
Shadow Play by Peppers is Peppers' second hotel in Melbourne (following Peppers Docklands, which opened in January 2016.
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