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A swanky stay at the Cullen Hotel in Melbourne

A swanky stay at the Cullen Hotel in Melbourne

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Luxury accommodation, shopping and restaurants in Prahan

The Cullen artwork
The cullen artwork

An art series hotel in Prahan

Words by Daniel Resnik & photos by the Cullen & Daniel Resnik

Prahan is the swanky end of Melbourne. It is here that you will find the swankiest of hotels, the Cullen, which is part of the Art Series Hotels.

Even the exterior architecture of the Cullen appears to be a work of art, with abstract blocks jutting out at irregular angles from the building. The entrance is a funky bright red, with a print of a Cullen-painted happy dog welcomes you on arrival. The glass inner door holds a life-size silver cow sculpture. Inside, the lobby’s high ceilings run all the way to the top of the hotel highlighting a large hanging pendant.

Works by Adam Cullen

Adding to the colour and pizazz of the hotel, the Cullen showcases hundreds of different works and sculptures by the late Australian artist Adam Cullen.

The design and décor of the Cullen make it a standout boutique hotel and is one of my favourite Melbourne hotels with a bonus being the Prahran Market, that is just across the road.

Prahan Market is close by

Prahran Market is filled with delicatessens, cafes, fruit and flower stalls, and close to some of the city’s hippest of restaurants, bars, and boutiques. If you want to head into the CBD, the tram is on your doorstep.

A few minutes’ walk from the Cullen takes you to Chapel Street famous for its fashion and trendy shops. Greville Street is just around the corner and is the spiritual hub of Prahran with its vintage stores, independent record shops, cafes, bars, galleries, and some very cool local designers.

art work by adam cullen
art work by adam cullen

The Cullen Accommodation

The Cullen has 113 uniquely furnished and designed rooms heavily influenced by Adam Cullen’s artwork. Inside you’ll find designer furniture, kitchenettes, and comfortable beds. The bathrooms are also on-trend and offer EVO amenities. 

The Cullen gym and beauty salon

There’s also a state-of-the-art excellent fitness centre and beauty salon.

Smart Cars and Lekker electric bikes are also available to hire.

The Cullen conference facilities

The Cullen Hotel boasts three unique Conference Facilities including a rooftop venue.

The Cullen artwork
The Cullen artwork

The Golda Restaurant, Prahan

The Golda Restaurant serves modern Israeli cooking celebrating flavours from North Africa to the Middle East, across the Mediterranean and beyond. We actively encourage you to share our plates together with family and friends.

The edgy staff are filled with veuve and life and will really make your stay.

For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book this incredible holiday contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager here.

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