by Alana Saphin in Cool Travel on Friday 20 April 2012

The contemporary and elegant Blackman, in Melbourne, is the newest hotel in the Art Series Group. As is the theme of the Art Series, the hotel celebrates one of Australia’s most influential artists: Charles Blackman. Having visited The Cullen six months prior, I was taken by the way an artist’s work can so significantly change the feel of a room.

While The Cullen had a darker undertone, The Blackman felt quite dreamy and magical as a result of the artist’s unique take on Alice and Wonderland present in every room and corridor. It was hard to miss Blackman’s true romantic and whimsical nature. Positioned on bustling St Kilda Road, The Blackman is well situated for both business and leisure: a stones throw from Melbourne’s CBD and its iconic laneways, a leisurely stroll away from the Botanical Gardens, and a short tram ride to shopping meccas, Chapel and Greville Streets.