It's situated close to the courts and Parliament (a large focus is on business bigwigs) but if you're a leisure traveller it's also a stone's throw from the leafy Company's Garden and the South National Gallery and Museum.
There are two styles of bedroom. The first are the sci-fi-chic pods, with Philippe Starck-esque floating transparent chairs a major focus - sit in yours and spy on the folks in the atrium below. The second wing of bedrooms is on the other side of the atrium and these are more private - and more luxurious - featuring swathes of tactile fabrics and decadent bathrooms.
The hotel lobby opens up into an enormous atrium, with various seating and dining areas - a smart restaurant and a very swish Murano Bar, named for the impressive chandelier that hangs overhead. The judge's lounge offers more privacy and after hours fun - and is serviced 24 hours a day. The hotel is extremely business friendly with numerous state-of-the-art boardroom and meeting facilities. At street level, the hotel plays host to a swish parade of boutiques.
Eating and drinking
From informal café East and pastries from Cinnamon to light eats in the Atrium Lounge to the more formal offerings at Savour, expect contemporary global cuisine. Killer cocktails are a Murano Bar staple.
Suntra spa is an excellent and very well priced in house offering. Adjacent to the Judge's Lounge is a private cinema. There is also a small rooftop pool.
"What you want we'll make happen" seems to be the motto upheld by the young and energetic team, dressed for the occasion in sleek black and red tinged uniforms.
Who stays there
Business travellers and their families (there are a few family-friendly suites), city slickers and contemporary design afiicionados.
The hotel has numerous special packages.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- A central location within walking distance to many of the city's sights
- Design-orientated surrounds
- The 'rooftop pool' is tiny