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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOpening in Melbourne in June 2018, United Places Botanic Gardens is situated in the centre of South Yarra, opposite the lush parklands of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Derived from the idea of combining a hotel and home, guests in any of the 12 suites will encounter a spacious room with premium amenities and personalised butler service.United Places has collaborated with a number of Australian creatives to bring together their vision of a hotel as home. As architects and interior designers, Carr Design Group has imbued sophistication with a balance between masculine and feminine. Projects of Imagination has finessed the brand’s holistic experience at every touch point. Award-winning chef, Scott Pickett, will curate in-room breakfast accompaniments daily from the downstairs restaurant, Matilda, where guests will also have priority seating.Darren Rubenstein, owner of United Places says, “We wanted to create a home for guests, where they could revel in the luxury of Melbourne’s best design, food and location in the privacy of their own suite.”“The element that sets a great hotel apart from one that is ‘just fine’ is the level of guest care,” says GM Marcus Pelham. “From the moment a United Places guest arrives, their every need is anticipated. Whether they require theatre tickets, a table at a special restaurant or certain provisions in their kitchen, our staff are on call to ensure it happens.”The striking design of the property greets guests on arrival through an elegant gate, where a butler will welcome them. An asymmetrical conical void over the foyer is home to a specially commissioned piece by artist Laura Woodward. It plays on the elements of water, light and movement and interacts with the monochromatic surfaces of the hallways. The furnishings and artist commissions within the hotel soften the building’s brutal form and minimal palette of grey and bronze.Spanning three floors, there are nine one-bedroom suites and three two-bedroom suites that have large sunken bathtubs overlooking the city’s skyline. All rooms boast luxe, textural embellishments – velvet drapes, richly coloured hardwood floors, bathroom pods clad in charcoal-tinted one-way mirror – teamed with the homely comforts of a well-equipped kitchen and recessed terrace.Rates start at AU$650 per night and include daily breakfast by executive chef Scott Pickett of Matilda, in-room mini-bar and Wi-Fi.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more