Play in Melbourne’s Shadows

AccorHotels has unveiled a sneak peek of its stylish guest rooms at Melbourne’s newest luxury hotel – Shadow Play by Peppers – in the city’s vibrant Southbank arts and entertainment district. 

Offering a first glimpse of what future guests can expect when the new hotel opens in April, the prototype room features a unique, bold design and opulent finishes.

Designed by internationally acclaimed Melbourne architects Elenberg Fraser and with interior design by celebrated Melbourne design firm Hecker Guthrie, the hotel’s one- and two-bedroom apartments feature exquisite materials and finishes.

Avantgarde design features throughout the hotel, breaking tradition and routine hotel design with a cohesive collection of contrasts – light and dark, formal and informal, and seductive dark statement pieces contrasting with white stone and timber.

The construction and the fit out of Shadow Play by Peppers’ remaining guest rooms, restaurant and bar, leisure facilities and common areas are on track to be completed by April 2019.

Once open, guests will be welcomed to the hotel in a beautifully appointed lobby on the ground floor, which flows into the hotel’s Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar – positioned to be one of Melbourne’s finest food and wine experiences, and boasting an extensive wine list selected by the restaurant’s resident sommelier.

The Edwin Cellar will also play host to an ever-evolving seasonal wine program, helmed by Edwin’s sommelier and local wine experts.

The landmark hotel will also feature an array of unique guest spaces, including a heated pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, and an enclosed garden space on the 46th floor, complete with a freestanding fireplace, two private dining rooms, a lavish guest lounge and library with an adjoining patio, and commanding bayside views.

Nestled in the heart of the city and within walking distance to Crown Casino, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the city’s finest shopping and dining precincts, Shadow Play by Peppers offers a stylish urban retreat for leisure and business travellers.

You can be among the first to experience Shadow Play by Peppers by taking advantage of its pre-opening special of $219 per night in a one-bedroom apartment including breakfast for two and wifi. To book, visit or call 1300 737 444.

Written by Ben