The Prince of Wales Hotel 2
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The Prince of Wales Hotel 2

Interior Designer:
Meme Design
Tom Blachford

The refurbishment of the iconic Prince Hotel offers a boutique experience, echoing its St Kilda beachside location.

The interior design approach continues to preserve the hotels original art deco architecture, offering a softer palette of alternating textures and hues, suggestive of Miami beaches and candy coloured ice-creams.

The furniture and lighting showcase the diverse artesian makers to the hotels international market.

Each light filled room offers a capsule of colour and texture and a photography series by Kate Ballis.

This destination hotel offers a unique quality to its visitors – every element has been thoughtfully considered to balance a fresh aesthetic with a relaxed and comfortable interior.

St Kilda’s Prince of Wales Hotel has been a Melbourne landmark since 1936, but its current status as a boutique hospitality destination was cemented only two decades ago with an interior transformation by Powell & Glenn Architects.

We were excited to be part of this iconic hotel refurbishment in the late 1990s and we’re equally thrilled to have played a role in its latest redesign by working with the wonderful Megan Hounslow and Melanie Beynon from Meme Design.

Meme Design is a Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio known for their authentic and timeless residential, commercial and hospitality projects..

Our relationship with the Prince of Wales started back in the 1990s. Paul Hecker, of award-winning Melbourne design studio Hecker Guthrie, designed the Prince of Wales’ Circa restaurant late in the decade with architect Allan Powell and collaborated on the design of the hotel’s interiors and guest rooms

The hotel’s new interior by Meme Design shows great respect for the hotel’s original art deco architecture, which was also preserved by Powell & Glenn during the 1990s’ refurbishment.

Meme oversaw the design upgrade the Circa bar and dining room in 2011 and its transformation has now extended to its guest rooms

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