Thinking Big, Going Small

Micro Hotel Melbourne, Australia

Micro Hotel

Melbourne, Australia


A new entry to the hospitality scene, 130 Russell Street will challenge the current market offering by creating a unique product when built.

The design features well-thought out, efficiently planned Japanese style guest rooms. These link with generous communal spaces based on Melbourne’s renowned food and beverage offers. A joint project between Buchan and our alliance partner Nikken Sekkei, 130 Russell Street reflects a meeting of the Eastern and Western minds. It showcases Japanese innovation, attention to detail, and craftsmanship coupled with Australian efficiency, experience and quality of life.

The boutique hotel features small rooms, balanced with big public spaces. It includes modern restaurants and bars, basement nightclub and a rooftop bar with unhindered city views, designed for social travellers. It is a literal example of the ‘living like a local’ trend. This interprets where an apartment is often a place to sleep, and the public spaces are where one spends the majority of their time. The key is a room layout that does not compromise on style, experience and comfort in its use.

Currently, the trend in other major urban centres, the introduction of the micro hotel concept to Melbourne will further strengthen Melbourne’s reputation as a world-class, cosmopolitan city.


  • Client /LongRiver Group
  • Discipline /AR. ID
  • Sector /Hotels & Hospitality
  • Region /Australia
  • Team / Harvey Male