Inspired by Australian artist John Olsen, the Olsen Hotel in Melbourne is one of seven hotels in Australia in the Art Series Hotel Group, where each location plays homage to a different artist. Quiet in contrast to the bold work of its namesake, the design of the hotel lets the art take center stage. Located on the fashionable and hip Chapel Street, the Olsen Hotel is a destination for the design-minded visitor down under. Click through and revel at the art-inspired space.
A breathtaking yellow mural welcomes in the lobby, giving visitors a hint of what to expect throughout the hotel.
A champagne and silver color palette radiates throughout the 220 guest rooms, providing a dreamy backdrop to the stunning art.
A large abstract mural acts as a feature wall. Combined with the various pieces of art in the bedroom, it brings depth and drama to the space. A large ottoman in the center of the room does double-duty as a coffee table and footrest.
In this grande suite, an open concept layout emphasizes the grandeur of the space.
Silver accents, like the pillows and lampshade, create a contemporary feel.
If you plan on staying in Australia longer than anticipated, the Olsen Hotel is home to many penthouses that overlook the impressive Melbourne skyline.
A yellow pop of color from the pillows on the couch pays tribute to sunny days in Australia. Large windows let the space bathe in light (and allow residents to admire the views!).
A sculptural wooden table takes center stage in the penthouse. Ghost chairs add modern edge to the carved wood table.
All-season outdoor wicker furniture creates a comfy space to enjoy the temperate climate. An oversized plant and striped pillows are a nod to playful Australian design.
Along with the impeccable view of the skyline, the penthouse also comes with a hot tub.
Sapphire blue tiles in the hotel pool give the illusion of ocean waters. Aqua blue Acapulco chairs are a quirky addition.
The pool overhangs Chapel Street, letting swimmers take in the culture and sights down below. Best of all, there’s a glass bottom.
Spoonbill is one of two resturants in the Olsen hotel. With high ceilings, dangling pendant lights and structural nests, the food isn’t the only thing that guests boast about after leaving.
Silver pendants that glow coral and interesting art hanging from the ceiling will make diners want to look up in the Olsen Hotel’s second restaurant, Steer.
The hotel’s conference rooms are fun and playful, with pops of pattern and wire furniture and lighting.
Author: Robin Radomski
Photos courtesy of
Art Hotel Series