Cole & Son wallpaper at The Espy
Melbourne’s iconic and beloved Esplanade Hotel, better known as The Espy, reopened in November 2018, having undergone an extensive renovation by Technē Architecture + Interior Design.
Working closely with The Espy owners, Sand Hill Road (Waterside Hotel, Garden State, Prahan Hotel), the renowned studio revived the beautiful St Kilda venue with an emphasis on music and performance spaces.
Inside the 3000-square-metre venue sits 12 bars, three band stages and two restaurants, with every inch of the characterful building designed down to the finest detail.
Since being built in 1878, the Victorian-era Espy functioned as a seaside resort and hotel, becoming an influential establishment for jazz ballroom and rock and roll throughout the ‘90s and until it closed for renovation in 2015.