THE LOCATION: Robertson Quay. THE LOOK: Architecture firm SCDA looked to the riverside area’s industrial past to create a sleek, contemporary hotel. The exterior of brushed copper and bronze, Italian marble, and slate gives way to a softer aesthetic within. ROOM COUNT: 225 studios and suites, starting from 23 square meters, come with a cocktail kit by local bar collective Proof & Co and luxurious bathrooms. Club Lounge benefits only apply to higher room categories. FITNESS FACILITIES: A 24-hour gym and a small outdoor lap pool. DINING: Flagship Italian venue Publico contains a brunch-focused deli, a riverside terrace, and a restaurant that offers rustic wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas. WHERE TO DRINK: One section of Publico deli transforms into speakeasy-style Marcello bar by night ( 229).