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Checking in: call it a night at the Midnight Hotel

Should you find yourself with a weekend to spare in Canberra, let your feet guide you to the luxurious Midnight Hotel.

Stay …
In the creative centre of Canberra, Braddon, the aptly named Midnight Hotel beckons – a 199-room thoughtfully curated space harnessing the best of both industrial and artistic sensibilities. This is a place where past and future collide, meeting as one in the hotel’s central atrium – an internal oasis for quiet retreat or chance encounters. 

See …
At its heart, Midnight Hotel celebrates creative collaborations, with each room featuring a bespoke artwork by New York-born, Australian-based artist and architectural designer, Thomas Bucich. Harnessing both natural and metal elements, no two of Bucich’s pieces are the same. The concept extends to each floor of the hotel, all accented with commissioned artworks from Australian mixed media artist, Tom Adair, whose neon-laced renderings of mid-century architecture reflect the hotel’s emerging cultural and creative surrounds. 

Do …
The Midnight’s on-site restaurant, bar, pool and wellness centre facilitate a stay of relaxed hibernation, but if the outside world entices there’s plenty around to while away the hours.

Eat …
Lonsdale Street’s Rye cafe gives us the filter coffee and Scandi-inspired sustenance we’ve been craving, local institution Italian and Sons always delivers with its suckling lamb hand-rolled cavatelli, while the ever-humming Eightysix restaurant (further up the road) slings hoisin duck buns, habanero steak tartar and premium mezcal into the late hours. 

The best nightcaps are also within close quarters; sip on local beers at Brentspoke Brewing Co. or sample one of 230 gin varieties in the courtyard of The Tipsy Bull. And as daylight finally breaks through the black and nightfall bleeds into day, our feet lead us back to Midnight, always.

Win a weekend away at the Midnight Hotel here.