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Client: Sitehost

Location: Adelaide, SA

Country: Kaurna

Completion: 2020

Value: $435,000


Paul Gillett

Kathy Kralj

As part of our ongoing works at the Hilton Adelaide Hotel, Grieve Gillett Architects were engaged as part of the upgrade works to the accommodation rooms on levels 3, 4 and 5 to refurbish the vacant General Manager’s suite on Level 17.


At the start of 2019 Hilton appointed a new General Manager to take over the reins from the previous manager of four years. With his new appointment the general manager declined the offer to live onsite in the Hotel due to the needs of his young family.


It was made aware quickly this would be an opportunity for the Hilton to reinstate this real estate into fee generating inventory.  The spaces involved equated to 4 standard room bays. The brief was simple. One room bay was to be converted back to an existing room. The other 3 room bays, were to be upgraded into an apartment for VIP clients or for a future general manager that may require the need to live back onsite.


Grieve Gillett Architects response for this 1 Bedroom apartment was to ‘open up’ the space to included living areas, kitchen, ensuite, laundry facilities and maximise storage opportunities. The walls were removed to the existing kitchen and a new island bench was created opening the space from the entry/kitchen zone into the living areas. This area includes a dining space with a workspace/desk and a sitting/entertainment zone.


Mirrors have been used expand the effect of the space. Cabinetry units were designed to successfully separate these zones without blocking the views to the east of the city from the multiple windows in the space. The inclusion of timber floors, subtle colour transitions, built in joinery and clever furniture and lighting selections have created a relaxed feel in the apartment. The design has created an opportunity for Hilton Adelaide to provide an up market long term stay option for clients at the Hotel.

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