- Date published : 01 April 2019
The one-of-a-kind Jackalope Hotel on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula was opened on this day two years ago.
Set on a pristine property amid the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, an intoxicating vineyard acreage frames a luxury hotel, unique in both destination and design.
The project was a collaboration between Carr Design Group, Fabio Ongarato Design, TCL, UAP and Projects of Imagination.
“Landscape architecture had two critical roles in the project’s success,” explains TCL Director Perry Lethlean.
“To embed the hotel in its broader setting of rolling topography and framing forests, and to accentuate the hotel’s sense of theatre and sensorial delight.”
The Japanese garden technique of shakkei, or borrowed scenery, is critical to the landscape experience. An infinity pool and broad elevated terrace with views west to a folded landscape of linear grape vines provides the signature image for the hotel.
TCL also designed a 900-square-metre kitchen garden that comprises over 35 herbs and vegetables and takes a leading role in guiding the way the menus evolve through the seasons.