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Bates Smart

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​



Karen is an all-rounder, British trained architect and expert in all sectors, phases of work and processes. Adept in the management of complex architectural projects and team structures, Karen’s key strength is her strategic approach to the front-end design stages of projects. With experience in the UK, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Australia, Karen brings an international perspective to Bates Smart and has the cultural understanding and communication skills to fluidly navigate the market.

Featured Project Name: 

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

Featured Project Location: 

Melbourne, VIC

Featured Project Completion Date: 

24 May 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Leader

Featured Project Description:

The new Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street hotel is located within the historically important 1931 Equity Chambers building. The development comprises 244 hotel rooms, including 10 suites; the Luci Restaurant located within the restored grand hall of the heritage building and opening to an internal courtyard; bar; executive club lounge; guest gym; meeting rooms and pre-function space. This project brings a new chapter to a beloved heritage building.

Photography Credit:

Peter Clarke & Sean Fennessy

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