The Vincent Hotel
111 Victoria Ave, Albert Park 3206
(03) 9682 6444 or www.thevincent.com.au
The Vincent Hotel’s restoration is a salute to the history of this corner pub, originally established as ‘The Albert Park Windsor’ in 1889. Once famous for its vast internal garden, the hotel embodies the Victorian penchant for genteel design: a richly layered palette of patterns, tones and textures tempering classical architectural restraint.
The new interior is adorned with allusions to the fabled garden. Vast botanical motifs create cascading backdrops to the main bar and bistro, inspired by the Victorian fervour for exotic plants and flowers. The interior also features colossal murals constructed of intricately hand-cut mosaic.
With the bold use of wall paper, timber panelling and patterned carpet, each space tells a unique part of the hotel’s story. There is a traditional mix of Victorian-style spaces including a formal dining room and reception rooms linked by bar and lounge spaces across two floors.
CoLAB Design Studio is a collaborative venture between Melbourne Designers Anna Drummond and Trish Turner. The studio developed from Anna’s solo practice, which was nominated for Best Emerging Practice and Best Hospitality Design in the Australian Interior Design Awards in 2011. As a former Associate for Woods Bagot, Trish Turner joined Anna to establish CoLAB in October 2012.