Zagame’s, one of the most respected names in Victoria’s hospitality industry, has added an exciting new venture to its already diverse portfolio, with the opening of its first unique hotel, Zagame’s House. Occupying the building formerly known as the Downtowner Hotel, the project involved a complete retrofit of the existing site that was established in 1967. Located in Lygon Street Carlton on the fringe of the CBD, the design-driven Zagame’s House is the result of a complete 18-million-dollar transformation of the former hotel operated by the Zagame family for 16 years.
The extensive renovations were led by Robert Zagame, Architect Robert Ficarra, Interlandi Mantesso Architects, and interior design team Linda Whitfield, Surround Style and Kas Makohon, Lukas Partners, with many of the furnishings and art-works being sourced and selected from boutique, local suppliers by the Zagame brothers themselves. Fusing flavours of 1960s design with the bustling urban context of Carlton, Melbourne’s newest boutique hotel, Zagame’s House is playfully unique and comprehensive.
Distinctive commissioned art works completed on-site by artists Ryan Foote, Rosie Wood, Lulu Zagame and Karl Gordon spearhead the eclectic aesthetic of the hotel and showcase the creative DNA of its location.
Brother’s Victor and Robert Zagame comment, “No expense has been spared in the transformation of this property. We invite our guests to experience for themselves the exquisite art, luxurious amenities and state of the art technology. Expect the unexpected when it comes to exceptional service as our team will impress even the most experienced traveller.”
Darkon were proud to assist with the delivery of all the speciality lighting elements which integrate seamlessly into the interior architectural design.