Hotel Hotel designed by  Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia Hotel Hotel designed by Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia
Hotel Hotel designed by  Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia Hotel Hotel designed by Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia
Hotel Hotel designed by  Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia Hotel Hotel designed by Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia
Hotel Hotel designed by  Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia Hotel Hotel designed by Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia
Hotel Hotel designed by  Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia Hotel Hotel designed by Don Cameron, Canberra, Australia

Room service: The hotel with individual quirks

23 : 05 : 2014 Conviviality Culture : Boutique Hotel : Hotel

Canberra, Australia – Opened late last year, hospitality hotspot Hotel Hotel is seeping with charm, from its quirky name to its individually designed bedrooms. It’s a hotel so nice, they named it twice.

Each of the bedrooms are designed differently with vintage furniture, although there are similar textures throughout the rooms such as concrete bathtubs and clay walls. The lobby of the hotel is called Main Street and is a convivial hub of activity. There is a library, where guests and members of the public can borrow books on art, culture and design, run by Perimeter Books. The hotel complex also includes the typical hospitality accoutrements – a gym and a day spa – alongside more unique fare, a cinema, gallery, a craft marketplace with rotating products, a bike shop and a hair salon. In addition, there are seven spaces for eating and drinking, which includes a grocery store-cum-café.

Hotel Hotel says it is a place for ‘people people’, and all of its amenities are an invitation both for travellers and locals of Canberra to sit and stay a while. The holistic hospitality approach is in line with The Convergence Economy, in which sectors are overlapping into indistinguishable forms. 

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