The three central Melbourne properties inspire and engage colleagues and clients in a way that traditional events venues cannot.
Stepping away from a one-size-fits-all approach, Art Series Hotels offer diverse spaces from terraces and rooftops to galleries, suites and penthouses.
Clad in original artworks and offering exceptional catering, the spaces foster creativity and stimulation for team building, conferences, launches, lunches, brainstorming and media events—all backed by a full suite of business centre services with wireless broadband and conveniences like valet parking, 24-hour room service and art tours.
Each property— The Cullen (Prahran), The Olsen (St Kilda Road) and The Blackman (South Yarra)— sits minutes from the CBD with easy access to transport, retail and hospitality. Yet each has a distinctive aesthetic and ambience with the flexibility to personalise and put an individual stamp on the space.
Taking in sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay and the city skyline, guests can soak up the sun or stars at the 120 square metre Cullen Rooftop. Holding up to 80 guests in cocktail style, the adjoining Lady Luck penthouse boosts capacity to 100. The 110 square metre penthouse brings deluxe appointments, furnishings and facilities with an entertaining balcony overlooking the CBD. The Growler Penthouse, at 134 square metres, features lashings of bold art and an outdoor terrace with BBQ.
The Olsen’s award-winning interior design draws in natural light via floor-to-ceiling glass, highlighting original works by John Olsen that breathe life into any event. There are seven distinct meeting areas and four gallery spaces accommodating up to 20 or morphing into a single, 85 square metre function room. Step outside to the al fresco Olsen Courtyard and Poolside overlooking the glass-bottomed pool with designer décor, umbrellas and heating to accommodate 30 to 300 people. The John Olsen Penthouse on level 14 caters to private dining or cocktail events for up to 50 with sweeping views and a refined, charming interior. For another quality dining option, Spoonbill restaurant puts the focus on seasonal, regional produce.
Taking inspiration from artist Charles Blackman’s Alice in Wonderland series, The Blackman builds a whimsical, dreamlike experience and swathed in luxurious appointments including a personal art library. The twin penthouses each boast an intimate boutique setting, rooftop balconies and dining for up to 20 people and expansive views of Albert Park Lake and Port Phillip Bay.