TFE Hotels’ spirited team of ‘Q-urators’ has officially opened the doors of the brand-new and exotically colourful Quincy Hotel Melbourne, along with a rooftop bar and two new eateries set to transport guests mind and spirit (if not body) direct to South East Asia.
To complement Quincy’s vibrant fusion of ‘best of’ Aussie lifestyle with the exotic sights, sounds and flavours of Southeast Asia, last week the hotel officially launched two new restaurants– Salted Egg and SingSong, headed up by Executive Chef, Adam Woodfield, and The Q (both stylish bar and elevated Club Lounge) on the hotel’s rooftop.
SingSong eatery offers bubble tea and coffee blends in the morning and Asian-inspired spritzes and bite-sized treats in the evening, flowing through the Lobby to outdoor laneway dining. You’ll find zesty rooftop bites and cocktails with a lofty outlook over Melbourne’s CBD at The Q Bar and Club Lounge on Level 28 (shared by a glistening lap pool); and, for the pièce de resistance, Salted Egg, complete with bespoke bar and authentic South-East Asian menu, spanning the whole of Level one.
Rolling out a vibrant, red carpet (or, in Quincy’s case, a bunch of giant orange balloons) welcome to the most curious of social urbanites on Flinders Lane in the nation’s hip-and-happening capital, Quincy Melbourne Hotel General Manager, Christian Price says what sets the hotel apart as ‘an experiential hotel like no other’ is delightfully two-fold.
“We call it anticipatory hospitality,” Christian explains, of a bold new precedent set by the ‘Aussie metamorphosis’ of Far East Hospitality’s quirky-cool brand, out of Singapore. “We want to know what makes our guests tick long before they walk through our doors, providing VVIP service minus the fuss or over-the-top fanfare.”
Best described as an entertainment precinct, Quincy Hotels Australia’s debut property promises an extraordinary escape from the everyday, teleporting all who enter to an exciting new world, full of colour and spice, without needing to leave one of the world’s most celebrated cities.
Shaking up an upbeat and Q-uriously offbeat blend of experiences, the striking 29-storey, glass-fronted hotel – complete with lively laneway and rooftop bars – purposely invites meaningful connection at every touch point, via thoughtful spatial design, playful interiors, tactile artwork, and an extraordinary focus on ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ foodie adventures.
The 241-room boutique property – which punches well above its weight in the upper midscale hotel category – raises the bar on accessible high-end luxe. Unabashedly celebrating ‘individuality’; treating every guest like a VVIP in the delivery of surprisingly bespoke service before demand.
Surprise moments like arrival cocktails that supersede check-in (requiring a simple QR scan); complimentary ‘pillow menus’ tailored to individual tastes; minibars stocked with kombucha, fresh coconut water and dried Queensland mango; in-room kids’ games or ‘adult’ cooking and cocktail classes (Quincy Sling, anyone?); and pop-up hallway tables laden with ‘help yourself’ cocktails or mocktails to brighten every day. Quincy guests can even ‘take home’ gourmet dog treats for their ‘best friends’.
In another surprise, Quincy Melbourne’s room keys double as ‘golden tickets’ to the city’s on-trend hotspots or secret haunts – providing ‘surprise and delight’ perks like cocktails on the house, complimentary Uber codes or, for families, free access to local attractions.
“For every guest, we’ll always have three or four exclusive options tailored to experiences they love, with a focus on F&B, music, and the arts,” said Christian.
“All of our guests will also get exclusive gin tastings at Four Pillars distillery in the Yarra Valley – and, yes, of course, we can take care of organising a day trip. We want to make Quincy Melbourne a fun experience, where no two days – or stays – are ever the same. Like an entertainment complex with rooms attached!”
Did you know? True to brand, Quincy Melbourne’s 241 rooms have their own personalities. Boldly colour-blocked and blessed with floor-to-ceiling views, they go by the names Celestial (standard rooms), Caledonian (deluxe rooms) and Hosier (club rooms and suites).
Proving walls really do talk, each style tells the story of a famous Melbourne laneway. Celestial rooms pay homage to the arrival of Melbourne’s first Asian immigrants in the mid-19th century; Caledonian rooms revel in colourful music heritage (including birth of St Jerome’s Laneway festival); while Hosier rooms need little introduction, named after Melbourne’s most Insta-worthy laneway (home to street art that won a Lonely Planet poll as Australia’s top cultural attraction in 2008).