Inside Melbourne’s new design-savvy hotel Lancemore Crossley St.

As Melbourne emerges from lockdown hibernation so too has the Lancemore Crossley St. hotel which is now open for visitors.

Tucked away in a coveted laneway, in true Melbourne style, Lancemore Crossley St. lies at the Paris end of Bourke St. meaning guests have the Theatre District and Chinatown right on their doorstep.

With the intention to channel the city’s creative spirit, the 113-room hotel features a theatrical design by award-winning Carr Group.

Design details

Guests will be drawn to Lancemore Crossley St. from the get-go, with Broadway-style theatre lights at the entrance. From there, a moody aesthetic and an informal check-in system sets the tone for the rest of the stay.

Inside, is a fusion of old and new, with raw and polished materials complementing the existing architecture. Likewise, the furniture includes plush textures and tones with raw, industrial-style finishes.

Lancemore Crossley St. Hotel © Rhiannon Taylor
Room interior at Lancemore Crossley St. hotel © Rhiannon Taylor

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There are four room types, William, Henry, Juliet and Romeo, each containing an L.M Signature King Bed, a Bose sound dock, smart TV and a well-stocked mini-bar. Once in their rooms, guests should allude to the feeling of being ‘offstage’, hidden from the outside world.

Even the elevators will be a showstopper, with dramatic video art by Roynae Mayes nodding back to the hotel’s East End Theatre District neighbourhood. Guests will then be guided to their rooms by neon wall installations.

Yet, perhaps the biggest drawcard is the hotel’s dazzling rooftop terrace. Guests can relax on the outdoor lounges surrounded by illuminated pots of greenery while enjoying an afternoon tipple as the sunsets over the city skyline.


Nestled amongst a melting pot of arts, culture, food, and fashion, Lancemore Crossley St. provides a true Melburnian experience. There is also a myriad of notable bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Lancemore Crossley St. Hotel © Rhiannon Taylor
Rooftop terrace at Lancemore Crossley St. hotel © Rhiannon Taylor

“Lancemore Crossley St. is here to welcome guests with the grit, glamour and vibrancy we’ve missed about our city,” said  Lancemore CEO, Julian Clark.

The aim was to work with a number of local artists to create unexpected moments of delight.

“Nuances within the existing architecture drove us into new territory, and the property’s incredible location, in the heart of the theatre district, inspired a rich conceptual narrative, drawing on themes of performance and drama,” said Sue.

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