Multi award-winning boutique hotel, Drift House, has recently taken out top gong in the highly coveted Eat, Drink Design Awards 2019. The interior design and architecture award celebrated the small boutique hotel in Victoria’s Port Fairy. With its its emphasis on pared-down, natural materials and its striking sense of place. Encompassing a double-storey Victorian bluestone house, an adjacent single-storey Edwardian home, and a newly built garden pavilion and reception centre, the project uses reclaimed wood and stone from a local quarry to create a subtle sense of luxury that also reflects the town’s history. Communal spaces are cleverly designed to be adaptable, transforming from dining room to lounge area to event space. These spaces invite a sense of home and camaraderie that’s rare in any hotel setting, encouraging guests to intermingle or retreat to the secluded privacy of their rooms as they see fit.
Hospitality design, such as hotels, clubs, bars and restaurants are all about creating experiences and the Drift House delivers that at every turn in spades.