Melbourne has new player in the rooftop terrace and club scene.
The Emerson. A grown up playground with the biggest roof top bar outside of the CBD. A relaxed vibe with a 360* view of the city skyline and Sth Yarra, It has a very Sydney feel. Casual chic. Helped by a recent $12 million makeover, the Heritage listed Market Hotel has been redesigned and it is stunning.
The interior is a sophisticated mix of superb finishes and bespoke features. It was designed by M-Use, the New York
firm behind superstar venues China Grill (New York, Las Vegas, Miami). The result is a series of intimate spaces lending a boutique feel and allowing guests to choose their level of involvement over three levels.
We visited The Emerson mid week and only the Rooftop terrace was open. It is fresh, with a Palm Springs / Ivy type feel. Crisp outdoor colours with loads of timber decking to soften the white framed outdoor seating and latte fabrics.
I have a penchant for all things Gold. My favourite design element was the glossy white round Mosaic floor tiles, mixed with Gold Round Mosaic tiles in a random hexagon pattern. Understated Glam. The Gold tiled bar faces and the Gold bottle display boxes. Just enough metallic. Coupled with the light Scandi Bar furniture, peacock textured walls and uplit Onyx Communal tables…it is simply the best blend of design I have seen in a hotel environment in Melbourne in a long while.
This isn’t your usual drinking joint. The Emerson has been custom designed for those wanting a little more glamour in their day..So press 3 in the private lift and head up to the top floor, order a cocktail and sit back on the day beds and watch the beautiful people mingle.