Zagame’s House to open following $18 million revamp

The 97-room hotel will feature a private event space, a neighbourhood wine shop and dining outlet.

Victoria’s renowned Zagame family has announced plans to open a new design-driven hotel in Carlton, Melbourne.

Set to open in May 2019, Zagame’s House is the result of an $18 million transformation of the former hotel operated by the Zagame family for 16 years.

The 97-room hotel will be located on Lygon Street and will also feature a private event space, a neighbourhood wine shop and bar and a cafe.

Brothers Victor and Robert Zagame said no expense has been spared in the transformation of the property.

“We invite our guests to experience for themselves the exquisite art, luxurious amenities and state-of-the-art technology,” they said.

“Expect the unexpected when it comes to exceptional service as our team will impress even the most experienced traveller.”

The hotel rooms will be equipped with custom furnishings to deliver guests a high level of luxury, while integrated technology and acoustically panelled walls make for optimum privacy.

“From the bold, geometric detailing on the hotel’s exterior, to the unexpected, psychedelic artworks that line the hallways, each time you go into a different part of a hotel a whole new sensory experience awaits,” said head designer Kas Makohon.

The design and layout of Zagame’s House has been considered with a sustainable footprint in mind, with the use of E water and composting systems.

The on-site event space will offer chef-designed menus and high quality conferencing technology to cater for corporate events.

The wine shop and bar, Lord Lygon, will be led by executive chef Chris Bonello, serving a tapas and drinks menu that champions local farmers, distillers and producers.

Lobby 1851 coffee house and kitchen completes the food offering, with a refined a la carte breakfast menu and a 24-hour room service menu complete with a late-night toastie menu.

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