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Sofitel Melbourne Bates Smart Pty Ltd.

Victoria, Australia

Sofitel Melbourne is a five-star hotel within

The updated executive suites are modern,

Two smaller suites were reconfigured to

Collins Place at the ‘Paris End’ of Collins

timeless rooms with interiors that are warm

create the Royal Suite of 180sqm, which was

Street. Bates Smart led the design team for

and elegant, calming and relaxed. To overcome

occupied by Prince Edward and his entourage

the refurbishment of the 13 premium suites

the constraints of the small bathrooms, solid

during the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

on Level 50, and the creation of the executive

walls were replaced with translucent glass

lounge ‘Club Sofitel’ on Level 35. The firm

screens. Improved lighting, polished mirror

was the architect of the original Collins Place

surfaces and white stone vanity tops add

project in association with I M Pei in 1975.

sparkle and a new openness.

1    Royal suite entry.      2    Royal suite lounge.      3    Royal suite bathroom (shower).

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4    Royal suite lounge.      5    Royal suite, view to dining room.

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6, 7    Royal suite bedroom.      8    Royal suite bathroom.      9    Royal suite room layout.      9    Level 50 floor plan.

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11    Premier suite – view to lounge from dining room.      12    Premier suite dining room.      13    Premier suite bedroom.

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Credits

110-117 Bates Smart Pty Ltd www.batessmart.com Design team: Bates Smart in association with Mills Gorman Architects Bates Smart: Jeffery Copolov, Claudia Fleuter, Jackie Johnston, Naomi Ambarchi, Amanda Furness; Mills Gorman Architects: Peter Mills, Eliza Crump Lighting Consultant: Vision Design Studio Main Contractor: Renascent Pty Ltd Structural: Connell Mott MacDonald Services: PJM Engineering Electrical: Irene Johnson Building Surveyor: Philip Chun & Associates Pty Ltd Quantity Surveyor: Rider Hunt Audio Visual: Architectural AV Client/Owner: AMP Capital Investors / Sofitel Melbourne Photography Shannon McGrath

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Sofitel Melbourne, Xtra Hotels, Dec 2009  
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