CRAFTSMAN DRYBAR

Made from durable Indian rosewood and steel, the Craftsman Dry Bar is a solid and option for hospitality use. The grainy, knotty features of the timber create an organic and industrial look that belies the strength that makes this furniture so well suited for commercial use. The Craftsman is proving to be a popular product … Read more

BACK IN FASHION

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The Como Melbourne

630 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC
or www.mgallery.com/como

The Como has always held a special place in the heart of Melbourne. Well before the Art Series Hotels launched, The Como recognised that not all the hotel action was in the CBD. Sitting atop Melbourne’s Chapel Street fashion mile, the Como has always been a one-off; an individual, one step removed from the cookie-cutter hotels over the Yarra. You were as likely to see Robbie Williams running half-naked through reception as you were a tennis world number one, or the achingly fashionable… The Como lives for providing an ‘experience’.

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THE BOURBON FIRES UP

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The Bourbon:

22 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW
(02) 9035 8888 or www.thebourbon.com.au

Along with pricing, ambience and accessibility, Cheung is hoping it will capture the discerning demographic around Potts Point.

Creating the ambience to do so, was Kelly’s job. Kelly has a sophisticated understanding of how hospitality design works.

“The defining factor in hospitality design,” Kelly said, “is understanding how the space works for different customers.  The space has to allow staff to serve different areas and clientele seamlessly. The relationship between the spaces and traffic circulation has to work to both showcase what’s on offer and make service and product easily accessible and visible.”

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Hunger For Business

Phamish:

30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC
(03) 9534 3800 or www.phamish.com.au

Across the road from the fledgling restaurant Phamish sit two enduring St Kilda icons; the gaping clown mouth of Luna Park and the old world Palais Theatre. Beyond these gatekeepers, the streetscape melds into a wake of eclectic venues left by the gentrification of the once bohemian enclave. It’s this eclecticism and edginess that owners and sisters Michelle and Nicole Saade commissioned interior designer Roberta Tessarolo from Rothelowman to encapsulate in the restaurant’s design.

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