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The interior of the lounge
Flaggerdoot features a
marble-clad bar (above) with
test-tube-like glass vessels on
the wall beyond. Artworks and
signature pieces, such as
an electric-blue billiard table
(opposite, top), add whimsy
and drama. Designed by
Projects of Imagination,
the Rare Hare restaurant
(opposite, bottom) offers
an immersive wine and
culinary experience.

named Rare Hare, designed by Projects of Imagination, is focused
on the vineyard and the site's winemaking heritage with an immersive
wine and culinary experience.
In the hotel, a continuous steel stair leads to the upper guestroom
level. Corridors are discretely lit with astrological constellations,
evoking a dark and moody atmosphere akin to a subterranean passage.
Here, the designers chose tonal elements of gold, silver, copper,
and bronze. Rooms vary from 410 to 915 square feet, and all contain
floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces to connect guests
to the surrounding nature. Deep black-resin bathtubs add to
the luxurious feeling, with integrated joinery and feature lighting.
Instagrammable vignettes
Outside, a 100-foot infinity pool has views of the vineyard, and timber
decking and black lounge beds allow guests to linger. A sculptural
poolside pavilion for private functions-the Geode-is at one end,
with defined sharp edges and silver detailing to serve as a strong
juxtaposition to the rolling landscape. "The idea for the Geode was
driven by Instagram," says McCue. "Li was interested in how people
consume experiences rather than products, and how we now see
everything through the lens of a camera." The number of hashtags
for the hotel and the thousands of images posted are testaments
to this belief.
With an increasingly competitive market, maintaining a sense
of magic is paramount. Li's future plans are ambitious: Another hotel
is being developed in Melbourne, to be followed by one in Shanghai. c

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