Club 23 is a luxurious “ultra lounge” located atop Crown’s Mahogany Room extension on Level 3 of Crown Towers. Bates Smart was briefed to design Melbourne’s chicest lounge, inspired by the world’s most alluring clubs and showcasing the spectacular nightscape of the river promenade and city beyond.
Access to the Club from the entry lobby has immediate impact: intricate metallic screens open into a charismatic space with mesmerising iridescent wall sculptures created by artist Anne-Marie May. The gold mosaic host desk and dazzling courtyard backdrop of illuminated trees forecast the glamorous retreat beyond.
A significant planning challenge was to build an inviting new link, nearly 50 metres across the existing roof, from the hotel threshold to the venue’s northeast corner position. The resulting link is an unforgettable visual experience leading guests to their ultimate