Located at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Melbourne’s Flinders Street, ‘Level 14’ is a bold transformation of the hotel’s former penthouse into seven new hotel rooms featuring industrial inspired architecture and spectacular views across to Federation Square and Flinders Street Station, the MCG, Arts Centre, Yarra River and beyond.
Designed in loft-style by Woods Bagot and iWolff Atelier, the rooms feature a bespoke mix of warm timber, black accents and pops of primary colour – a far cry from the marble-clad penthouses of old. Think mustard velvet desk chairs, original, exposed bright red structural beams and colour-blocked Italian side tables.
Locally made joinery complements a variety Italian-made furniture and upholstery while French washed walls and custom pendant globe lights by Point of View complete the spaces.
“We are passionate about embracing the unique and local character of our city. The design of Level 14 creatively encapsulates this philosophy by celebrating Melbourne’s bold yet reserved identity with one-off contemporary detailing and considered style,” says Garry Lucas, the hotel’s general manager.
Three of the unique loft-style suites feature soaring double-height ceilings with each bedroom loft area accessed via a staircase with glass balustrade – designed so as not to interrupt the room’s views.
“Based on Melbourne’s bold philosophy of expressive architecture, iWolff has transformed the existing raw volumes into individually designed hotel rooms. Each room expresses the industrial structure where possible and captures framed vistas to the Yarra River and beyond,” says iWolff director Gary Wolff.
Rooms start from a very reasonable $260 per night.