The Prince Hotel, one of Melbourne’s most iconic boutique properties, has announced the completion of a full refurbishment of its 38 rooms.

Led by interior design studio Meme, the hotel’s stunning refurbishment draws inspiration from the property’s seaside location whilst preserving the building’s art deco heritage. Taking a fresh, more light hearted approach to the hotel’s interiors, Meme introduced a softer palette of alternating textures and hues to the rooms, suggestive of Miami’s deco-lined beaches, St Kilda’s own esplanade and candy colored ice-creams.

Each of the 38 light-filled rooms is a capsule of color and contrasting finishes featuring custom-made pieces from local makers and designers including handmade oak chairs by HR McCarthy; generous armchairs by Jardan; blush concrete tables by Nood Co; brass pendants by ISM lighting and a specially commissioned photography series by Tom Blachford and Kate Ballis.

The Prince Hotel Managing Director Andrew Ryan said the revamped accommodation offering was just the first step in what promises to be an exciting rejuvenation of the complex.

“The Prince has been a true icon of St Kilda for more than a century and we’re excited to breathe new life into one of the great ladies of St Kilda,” he said.

“We are thrilled with the updates to the hotel rooms but their refurbishment is just the first phase in a series of changes planned for the Prince of Wales building over the coming months.

This will be more than a spit and polish. From Circa to Cantina, to the legendary Public Bar, everything will receive a nip and tuck, or in some cases significantly more.”

The revival of The Prince Hotel complex will continue throughout 2018. Follow the transformation on Facebook and Instagram @thePrinceHotel, #ThePrinceHotel.

For bookings or further information about The Prince Hotel’s boutique accommodation please visit or phone (03) 9536 1111.