United Places Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
A reimagining of the boutique hotel experience, United Places Botanic Gardens promises authenticity, creativity and luxury.
Innovative architecture, interiors and design are created through collaborations with a range of creatives, including local artist Marc Freeman, perfumery Le Labo, Loom Towels and Hobart distillery Sullivans Cove.
Sustainability is also a core part of the United Places philosophy. The property is constantly working towards reducing its carbon footprint and collaborating with sustainable, local brands. Sustainability is built into the hotel, which has solar panels to provide power and hot water, and rainwater harvesting throughout. No VOCs (volatile organic compounds) or formaldehyde glues were used in construction, eliminating airborne toxins and making for a more pleasant guest experience overall. Everything from cleaning products to toilet paper is biodegradable.
There are no single use plastics anywhere in the hotel – guests are given complimentary cotton tote bags, toothbrushes are biodegradable, bathroom amenities come in handcrafted reusable bottles, and filtered water is provided in glass bottles. Beds are made locally, slippers are washed and reused, and guests can use the hotel’s bicycles to explore the city in an eco-friendly way.
At the same time, United Places never compromises on luxury – a butler is on call around the clock, a specially curated breakfast is delivered to the suite each morning and every piece of furnishing has been chosen with exacting care.
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