This world-first new Melbourne club is like stepping into a Wes Anderson film

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This world-first new Melbourne club is like stepping into a Wes Anderson film

Grand Paradiso Hotel
Words by Priya Francis

Partying is a celebrated art form at Grand Paradiso Hotel, a world-first AI art-infused immersive bar experience and the latest addition to Pawn & Co, a beloved Prahran staple.

Part art installation, part classic ’70s Miami beach club, the new daytime venue promises an experience that surpasses all expectations.

The Grand Paradiso Hotel has all the makings of an iconic Melbourne bar, with a menu of tried and true cocktails, a rotating door of regularly programmed DJs spinning music all night, and more ‘grammable photo opportunities than one could ever need.

Seriously, your photo gallery is about to be taken over, so free up some phone storage before you visit. Think disco balls galore, floor-to-ceiling AI-generated artwork and two adult-sized ball pits, just begging for you to dive in.

The Grand Paradiso Hotel

  • Pawn & Co’s brand new pop-up bar
  • 177 Greville Street, Prahran
  • More information here

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An equally impressive drinks list

An evening of drinks at Grand Paradiso Hotel is like stepping into a Wes Anderson film; every aspect of the venue is infused with a theatrical charm that only adds to the flair and extravagance of it all, and this cultivates into what is a truly exciting, immersive addition to Melbourne’s nightlife.

While the venue itself is a piece of art, the cocktail menu is equally impressive. A ‘Pink Flamingo Frappe’, ‘Sunny Arvo Spritz’ and a ‘Gogo Nuts’ are just begging to be ordered and when they’re served up in disco ball glasses, coconuts and pineapple glassware, it’s hard not to see how the Grand Paradiso Hotel has all the potential to become a Melbourne staple, year-round.

Add in some cocktail slushies, a spicy marg, a classic espresso martini or a coconut rum and you’re truly spoilt for choice! Walking the line between nostalgic classics and inventive concoctions, there’s something on the menu for everyone, no matter your taste.

The creme-de-la-creme? Poolside Packages

While the drinks menu can definitely hold its own, the signature Poolside Packages are the creme-de-la-creme of the venue’s offerings and a huge reason why guests are already flocking to the bar.

Ranging from $49 per person to $100 per person, each package is curated to provide a truly glamorous experience. Group bookings give you the chance to grab your friends and take an hour-long dip (or more) in one of two ball pits; the exclusive pink ball pit booth, right in the heart of the venue and amongst all the action, or the Miami-poolside inspired private ball pit, complete with your very own poolside bar and concierge, ready to serve up an varied selection of fresh summer cocktails that are included in each package.

There’s even an on-site nail salon. Seriously.

Still not impressed? How about a trip to their on-site nail salon? Exquisite manicures, essential oil hand massages and nail stickers add an extra touch of glamour and indulgence to this already extravagant experience. It’s the perfect location to celebrate a birthday, throw a wild night for a lucky Hen’s or just indulge yourself for a special night out with friends.

There’s something to be said about bars and venues around Melbourne going the extra mile to stand out and create unique moments for guests to remember once they’ve left and it’s clear that unforgettable experiences are at the forefront of everything at the Grand Paradiso Hotel.

From the interior AI-infused decor and the generous menus to the friendly staff committed to keeping the energy of the venue alive, no stone was left unturned when it came to executing this whimsically unique and cheeky idea and creating a fun, new addition to Melbourne’s thriving nightlife scene.

With the venue playing host to two late-night clubs once the sun sets, this new kid on the block is the perfect way to get a kick start on your celebrations during the day. Every moment has been meticulously cultivated to create an experience like no other.  It’s a touch of extravagance in the heart of Prahran, bringing a bit of mischief and glamour to your next night out.

Discover it all for yourself here.

This article was made in partnership with Grand Paradiso Hotel.