Zagame’s House is a Revamped Art Hotel On The Fringes of Melbourne’s CBD

One of Victoria’s most respected names in hospitality has added an exciting new venture.

By Terry Christodoulou 20/05/2019

The Zagame family are stalwarts of the hospitality business with over 52 years in the industry. After an $18 million transformation, Zagame’s House has re-opened in Lygon Street Carlton, on the fringes of Melbourne’s CBD. The design-driven refurbishment has invigorated the hotel operated by the Zagame’s for the last 16 years.

Led by Robert Zagame, Architect Robert Ficarra, Interlandi Mantesso Architects, and interior design team Lina Whitfield, Surround Style, Kas Makohon and Lukas Partners the extensive renovations feature moody and modern interiors with contemporary commissioned art-works and furniture from local boutiques sourced by the Zagame’s.

Brothers Victor and Robert Zagame explain “No expense has been spared in the transformation of this property. We invite our guests to experience for themselves the exquisite art, luxurious amenities and state of the art technology. Expect the unexpected when it comes to exceptional service as our team will impress even the most experienced traveller.”

The 97 rooms are equipped with all the contemporary comforts you would come to expect from a luxury stay. Zagame’s House specialises intense localisation – beds are adorned with locally produced linen, the mini bar is stocked with Mansfield Coffee Merchants and Everleigh Bottling Co. Cocktails, even staff are adorned in Australian fashion label Robbandlulu uniforms.

Feng Shui Master, Edgar Lok Tin Yung provided consultation on the project to ensure the correct flow of Qi throughout the hotel, harmonising great sleep and cleansing the energy for ultimate relaxation and mindfulness. The considered approach extends to ensuring the sustainable footprint of the hotel. The hotel boasts the use of E-Water, composting systems, and an unwavering focus on supporting local and rural suppliers.

On the dining front, Lord Lygon, the wine shop and bar, will be headed by award-winning executive chef, Chris Bonello who will be delivering a tapas and drinks menu pulling in produce from local farmers, distillers and producers. Lobby 1851 – a coffee house and kitchen – complete the Zagame’s House food offering, with a refined a la carte breakfast menu.

The focus of the space is to showcase the DNA of its local surrounds, drawing on the artisan culture of the outskirts of Melbourne and its creative quarters. Prices for the Neon Suite, the largest and most luxurious on offer start at $550 per night.

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