One of Melbourne
's first designer hotels, the Adelphi opened in a converted warehouse back in the early nineties. After new ownership and an overhaul completed in 2013, it's as edgy and modern as ever. Its stylish lobby has swinging couches, and dessert bar Om Nom serves high-concept sweets with components like “apple whizz fizz” and “toasted marshmallow milk granita.” Its 34 rooms are decorated in a bold black-and-white color scheme with shocks of pink and turquoise, and benefit from large windows and modern LED strip lighting. Guests in need of a respite from Melbourne’s buzz (or hiding out from the drizzle) can movie-binge: all rooms come with a 40-inch flat-screen Smart TV and unlimited latest release films. Renovations on the hotel’s breathtaking glass-bottomed pool, cantilevered nine floors above Flinders Lane, is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.