The Langham brings Paris to Melbourne with The Residence by Kerrie Hess

The Langham brings Paris to Melbourne with The Residence by Kerrie Hess

PLANS for a large-scale renovations at luxe stayca venue the Langham Melbourne have been put on hold for a year or two. So, in the spirit of offering a fresh look and feel to regular suite dwellers and VIPs, the conveniently-located five-star digs have been given a facelift, compliments of talented Aussie fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess.

It’s a clever collaboration which perfectly pairs Hess’s pink, whimsical and feminine aesthetic with the Langham’s unfailing penchant for all things luxurious, elegant and fun.

“Fun” would include The Residence by Kerrie Hess “Designer Package” - the more exxy of two exclusive offerings - that gifts one guest with personalised dusty-pink silk PJs by smart Melbourne lingerie outfit KISSKILL. At $2200 per night, up to four guests can enjoy the two-bedroom suite which comes complete with spa treatments and a Season’s Harvest picnic hamper to be enjoyed in-house or in the nearby Botanic Gardens.

Further gifts include a bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne - rosé, of course - and couture-wrapped chocolates by Koko Black, also of Melbourne and further demonstration of the Langham Melbourne’s efforts to partner with and promote proven local talent.

Hess has peppered the self-contained suite with 14 of her images, including a specially commissioned piece fashioned in Dior style and set in the elegant confines of the hotel’s lobby. The work, featuring a couture model dressed in a pink ball gown, is reminiscent of other works Hess has produced with Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Net-a-Porter.

The Residence by Kerrie Hess includes a spacious living area complete with cocktail cart, and a well-equipped kitchen and dining room that seats four guests. Connecting doors offer access to additional sleeping arrangements.

Situated on the 10th floor deliberating offering views over the Yarra River to Melbourne’s CBD, one could easily picture oneself looking over the Seine to the Right Bank. Or not. You get the picture, though.

In fact, it's such a good look that we think the luxury global chain should consider adding a Residence by Kerrie Hess to each of its properties across four continents.

The Melbourne suite will be available until Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Of course, the Kerrie Hess images - and even the specially selected Residence Sealy bed - can be enjoyed at home from Flavours of Langham ( If you want to try before you buy, bookings can be made by calling 1800 858 663 or visiting