When you think of Melbourne, the quintessential images that instantly come to mind are coffee, style, quirky architecture, and the street art in many city laneways.
This laneway art is a big tourism hit with the #melbournelaneway tag attracting a whopping 169,040 hastags on Instagram.
The Hilton Double Tree hotel, opposite Flinder’s Street station in Melbourne’s CBD, wanted to bring the Melbourne laneway experience into a hotel room filled with colourful, crazy graffiti for a very different holiday city experience.
The hotel commissioned local artist Daniel Wenn, who goes by the street tag 90 Degrees, to cover the room with original artwork. He’s best known for his large murals and has been commissioned for other residential and commercial projects such as Google for its Melbourne HQ refurbishment.
The resulting design is a busy mish-mash, with spray-painted milk crates, colourful wall murals, tagged furniture and bed linen. Guests will find a specially created dessert waiting for them on arrival, and there’s a range of street art-themed books and DVD’s to browse.
The room will set you back about $260 for one night’s accommodation, including a buffet breakfast for 2.
Here’s a look at the Instagram-worthy loft.
Let's take a closer look. Note the colourful feature wall, matching bedspread and coordinating bean bags.
A collection of postcards are arranged on the wall, as well as a full-length mirror. The bathroom is through the doorway.
Here's a better look at the feature wall mural. It's a mix of elements such as traditional graffiti tags, characters, animals and the Melbourne city skyline on the left-hand side.
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