Melbourne-based ODO appointed to design Australia’s first 1 Hotel interiors

Melbourne-based ODO appointed to design Australia’s first 1 Hotel interiors
Melbourne-based ODO appointed to design Australia’s first 1 Hotel interiors

Melbourne-based interdisciplinary design firm ODO has been appointed to design the interiors of Australia’s first 1 Hotel in Melbourne.

Situated on the northern bank of the Yarra River, 1 Hotel Melbourne will form part of Seafarers, a $450 million mixed-use project by Riverlee.

The precinct will end up comprising luxury residences, a waterfront public park, state-of-the-art events venue, food and beverage offerings and 1 Hotel Melbourne; offering 280 guest rooms.

The nature-inspired and sustainably-designed hotel, operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of renowned hotel and private investment firm Starwood Capital Group.

Each 1 Hotel is designed to highlight the beauty of nature, fusing luxury with sustainability and environmental responsibility, with a focus on local sourcing and the communities in which it operates.

“We were pleased to discover ODO while conducting our nationwide search for the right design studio that would embrace 1 Hotel’s design philosophy and sensibilities,” said Vice President, Design, SH Hotels & Resorts, Tony Machado.

“We are looking to create an environment and ambience that is rooted in these local narratives,” said Samson Tiew, Co-Founder and Director of ODO.”

ODO joins a line up of consultants on Australia’s first 1 Hotel, including Fender Katsalidis on the overall design of Seafarers and Oculus who are responsible for bringing nature into the precinct. 

Placing a strong emphasis on Urban renewal and restoring the site’s historical elements, Riverlee has worked closely with the state government to ensure the Malcolm Moore crane, the wharf and the Goods Shed No.5 are incorporated into the redevelopment of the site.

1 Hotel Melbourne will open in 2022.

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