Sydney’s first custom interior design hotel – The Collectionist – recently opened, ready to change the way we choose to stay and experience hotels. Located in Sydney’s inner-city Camperdown precinct, it heralds the launch of The Collectionist Hotel brand with plans to take the unique concept to other Sydney locations and interstate.
Described as a real-life “choose-your-own-adventure”, the eclectically designed hotel sets a new standard in individualised guest experiences. Opting away from standardised décor in rooms, The Collectionist commissioned the talents of seven designers many of them my friends from four leading design studios, and 13 artists, to create 39 individually interior designed rooms and lobby space. Instead of rooms being allocated, guests are invited to peruse available rooms on check-in and choose their room based on the style, colour, texture and design – just as they would a work of art.
This is a revolutionary change to the traditional hotel check-in process, where rooms are pre-allocated; and to interior design, where the variety is limited. The Collectionist’s digital booking process is carried through at check-in with access codes to rooms communicated via email and SMS. However, the personal touch remains an important element with social drinks hosted by a bartender between 4pm and 8pm.
Rooms are grouped in four categories based on their size and whether an outdoor space is included and as you can see the interior decoration of hotel rooms in Sydney just got sexy!