BAR Studio is a boutique design studio based in Melbourne and Madrid, specialising in luxury international hotel environments. We work on hospitality designs throughout the world and have built a notable and awarded portfolio of refined and sensitively realised projects.
We are committed to place-based design responses that ground each project in a material and aesthetic landscape. We value material and spatial quality, detail and the integrity of the designed outcome. Above all else we seek to establish strong relationships with owners and operators, believing that it is the strength of these relationships that underpin successful hospitality projects.
We are specialists in hospitality environments and our extensive portfolio encompasses all aspects of hospitality design, from entire hotels and resorts to branded residences and stand-alone speciality restaurants.
We believe in creating designs that not only look good - but also feel good. We believe in creating designs that continue to engage and surprise guests over numerous visits.
An exceptional depth of understanding - and strength - in operational planning underpins our work. This expertise ensures that our designs work effectively and efficiently for both guests and operators.
Our work has been internationally recognised and awarded within the fields of both hospitality and design.
- Conceptual Master Planning
- Built Form Concept Design
- Operational Design
- Interior Design
- Specialist F&B Design
- Furniture Design
- Artisanal Design
- Lighting Design
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Travel + Leisure 100 World’s Best Awards 2022
Rosewood Villa Magna
- 10th Best Hotel in the World
- (1st) Best Hotel in Madrid
AHEAD Asia (Awards for Hospitality Experience & Design)
- Hotel of the Year - Winner 2023
- Hotel Conversion - Winner 2023
- Lobby - Winner 2023
On their return to Australia from New York in 2003, BAR Studio’s directors Felicity Beck and Stewart Robertson established their design studio in Melbourne.
Melbourne has a world reputation for its strong cultural, artistic and craft communities, and as a location the city presented an opportunity for BAR Studio to be inspired and nourished by the local environment, while platforming Beck and Robertson’s desire to maintain a global studio.
We pride ourselves on the strong and respectful relationships with the hotel operators and owners that we work with around the world, but also on the diverse group of international personalities that are a vital part of BAR Studio, and bring their own individual strengths to every project.
Currently BAR Studio’s Melbourne team comprises of numerous nationalities with over 20 languages being spoken by our staff.
BAR Studio’s Madrid base was established in 2019 to create a platform for emerging opportunities within Europe and the Americas, and to continue much valued relationships with key Melbourne staff returning to their European homelands.
Establishing a base in Madrid was a natural evolution for BAR Studio, with a number of staff having returned to Spain after working in the Melbourne studio.
Madrid provides a convenient European-base for BAR Studio to work across Europe and the Americas, while continuing to maintain strong ties to our Melbourne base.
We bring a wide-ranging set of skills to our projects, uniquely balancing a passion for interior design with a strong understanding of architecture, operations and construction.
The skills and experience of our senior team members cover every aspect of the industry – from interior design to architecture, furniture design, textile design, project management and through to working at the front-line of construction.
By maintaining a boutique-scale studio with a highly focused team of staff we guarantee the quality and integrity of all our projects.
The key to creating successful outcomes lies in a personal approach, with creative and professional collaboration with a strong, cohesive and effective consultant team.
We structure our studio so that key senior members are across all projects, ensuring each project is prioritised company-wide, and our directors and key staff are integrally involved in all aspects of design and delivery.
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