Four Points by Sheraton, set within the burgeoning restaurant precinct of Melbourne’s Docklands, sets a new high bar in contemporary hospitality design.
Hiap Hoe, Sheraton Starwood
Architecture Interior Design
First impressions count, and the heavily veined monolithic marble welcome desks standing as sentinels to the entry of Four Points by Sheraton, do not disappoint. They focus your gaze through the double height space to the grand staircase and lobby bar beyond. This is the first chapter in a very Melbourne architectural journey of elegant interiors that exude charm and comfort. Entering the hotel lobby bar, the drama steps up a notch. Plush seating in striking blue velvet and generously proportioned teal barstools line the natural stone bar. Above, a layered dark steel and stone staircase ascends to the 15 levels and 273 rooms above. The bluestone lined lift lobby is flanked by a dramatic in-situ artwork by local artist Al Stark, referencing the hotel’s waterfront location and historical character. The adjacent casual dining space brings together rich leather seating in chestnut brown tones, light oak timber highlights, black metal and climbing greenery to break up the room. Guest Rooms continue the richly layered material palette and understated Melbourne chic, with textured wallpaper, custom carpet, and dark moody timber and steel. A fusion of drama and style creates an atmosphere of refuge and calm.At the buildings midpoint the Sky Lounge and Health Club offers rest and relaxation, with a series of tranquil communal spaces that open directly onto the heated pool and landscaped terrace, complete with cabanas. Four Points by Sheraton, set within the burgeoning restaurant precinct of Melbourne’s Docklands, sets a new high bar in contemporary hospitality design.