As part of the adaptive re-use of The Star Hotel Mixed Use Development, EJE were engaged to undertake the fit out and interior design. The Star Hotel has an extensive historical and social culture in Newcastle since its infamous closure and riots of 1979.
The design captures the essence of a refined Italian wine bar, with a relaxed atmosphere. The centrally located bar serves the split-levels of the Hotel, with a custom designed cocktail bar enhancing the experience. The Hotel incorporates a licensed outdoor area that now activates the laneway, bringing the area to life.The use of different materials and textures including timber, polished concrete and marble Caesarstone, provide a sophisticated interior palette that reinforces the overall theme of the Hotel.
The result is the establishment of a venue that will bring back the core principles of the Star Hotel being social connection, for the current stylish wine bar market.