Retro-inspired boutique hotel to open in Mollymook

Retro-inspired boutique hotel to open in Mollymook

A new retro-styled boutique hotel is set to open in Mollymook this November and it’s an Instagrammer’s dream.

The former Surfbeack Motel has been transformed by award-winning design practice Richards Stanisich and will now go by the name Motel Molly, offering boutique beachside accommodation, living up to its surrounding South Coast charm with a cool, curated twist.

Motel Molly takes cues from Mollymook’s laid-back coastal town vibe with connections to the motel’s 1980s past and will reopen as a sophisticated yet welcoming retreat, perfect for weekend escapes or longer beach holidays with friends or family.

Richards Stanisich, who were engaged by Knox Developments to breathe new life into the nostalgic motel, have designed free-flowing spaces that allow guests to choose from a mix of formats including a 3-bedroom Residence, three 2-bedroom Apartments, a 1-bedroom Apartment and 11 King Suites, some with kitchenettes, Moroccan-style sunken baths and balconies.

Each room will strike a balance between the barefoot breeziness of the motels of the past and the subtle luxury of boutique hotels with cascading greenery, lawns, an outdoor BBQ area and a central swimming pool set amid landscaped surrounds.

“Motel Molly’s design scheme blends the Australian coastal landscape with whimsical moments of Mediterranean influences, revealing playful pastel colour tones, textural exterior and interior touches, and artisan crafted details,” Stanisich said.

Josh Crealy, director of Knox Developments added, “We are excited to unveil our vision for Motel Molly, a multi-million-dollar refurbishment which will offer hotel-apartment style living and celebrates its iconic location.

“The mix of Mediterranean and Moroccan-inspired interiors by Richards Stanisich invokes a sense of relaxation and halcyon days of past that we know will resonate with a design-savvy traveller.”

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