Featured Venue: The Blackman, St Kilda

This week’s featured venue has developed a cult following for its contemporary boutique interiors and enviable location amongst Melbourne’s inner circle.

Each Art Series hotel is inspired by a different Australian artist, making them an experience in themselves. But none shine as bright as the Blackman in St Kilda.

Just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne’s CBD the Blackman inspire’s the imaginations of travellers and visitors alike.


Perfect for business or leisure travellers, this uniquely Melbourne hotel boasts 209 spacious suites with balconies and designer furnishings.


Plus, they just took out 13th place on TripAdvisor’s list of 160 best hotels in Melbourne.

With dreamlike designs taking cues from Charles Blackman’s Alice in Wonderland series, the Blackman’s striking meeting and event spaces provide the perfect Melbourne backdrop for any successful event.


The hotel offers four unique spaces for events, meetings and conferences, each accentuated with stylish decor and contemporary furniture.

Food and drink wise, you won’t be disappointed by the Blackman’s two refreshingly unique St Kilda Road restaurants, Fleur Depot de Pain and Classico.


More commonly known as just “Fleur”, this French patisserie cafe is known for its fresh bread, decadent pastries and seasonal French dishes.


Classico marks a return to the “essence of Italian fare”, serving a range of elegant dishes from traditional Neapolitan 10-inch stone crust pizza to fresh egg pasta topped with rich tomato sugo and olive oil-based sauces.

Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.