The StandardX hotel in Melbourne: A fusion of heritage and modernity

ByAndrea Thompson

June 11, 2024

Situated in the vibrant core of Fitzroy, the cultural pulse of Melbourne, the inaugural StandardX hotel emerges as a beacon of hospitality’s future. Introduced by Standard International Holdings, StandardX Melbourne transcends the conventional stay, offering an engaging experience that truly embodies the spirit of its surroundings.

Nestled among vintage shops, art galleries, and eateries, the hotel pays tribute to the dynamic music and art scene of the 70s and 80s. The interiors, crafted by Hecker Guthrie, blend the Standard’s iconic style with Fitzroy’s lively heritage, showcasing contributions from local artists and a modern, sleek design. This includes macramé-wrapped columns by Sarah Smalltown and artwork by local painter Dane Lovett.

Each of the 125 rooms, from the intimate Cosy King to the spacious Suite Spot, blends Fitzroy’s urban essence with modern comforts. The décor mixes blues and whites, with the bed as the centrepiece, complemented by a writing corner, an open wardrobe, a SMED kettle, and Davines bathroom amenities.

The hotel features a rooftop bar named “The Roof,” exclusively for guests, with a menu inspired by Mercado Medellin, while “Bang,” their all-day dining venue, serves Thai street food. The hotel is committed to sustainability, from its food and produce to reducing single-use plastics.

At The StandardX Melbourne, you don’t just stay; you become a part of it. Whether you’re a traveller in search of the city’s hidden gems or a local desiring a unique staycation, the StandardX Melbourne is ready to transform your hotel experience.