melbourne: notel opening

© notel / photography: andrew curtis

soaring urban skylines are a fascinating sight to behold, and the views can usually be enjoyed best when standing amidst these highrises. the newly opened notel in melbourne's central business district qualifies hands down, delivering sweeping vistas of towering structures. the quirky hospitality concept, comprising of six luxury airstream trailers from the 1970s, is set up on the third floor of a carpark by entrepreneur james fry, who also happens to be co-owner of the building. the streamlined silvery vehicles – they measure 31 feet [9.5 meter] each – have been imported from the u.s. and fully refitted to meet the requirements of an adventurous, design-conscious target demographic.

the design by acclaimed local design practice edwards moore features a sleek modern interiors, replete with a queensize bed with premium linens, a well-stocked free minibar, wifi, and an ipad pro loaded with essential goodies such as like netflix, and last but certainly not least, an ensuite bathroom featuring a full height shower and complimentary (malin+goetz) toiletries. and if you feel like splurging, why not book the trailer that comes with a secluded private outdoor spa and the best views of the city? the rooftop has also been revamped to match the edgy concept, and sees an expansive and colourful paint sprayed wall by contemporary artist ash keating as the perfect backdrop for notel's one-of-a-kind hospitality format. location: 388 flinders lane, third floor [cbd].

© notel / photography: andrew curtis