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Located in Canberra, Australia, Little National Hotel has 120 rooms, architecture and interiors designed by Mathieson Architects with a concept of 'affordable luxury' and sits atop a four-storey car park. The car park is clad in dark perforated metal panels to allow for natural ventilation, with bands of bright orange at the edges, a reference to the golden sun moth, a vulnerable species whose natural habitat is in the neighbouring York Park.
The lobby, a white glass box, is located on the ground floor next to the entrance to the car park. Inside, a white glass facade separates the lobby space from the utilitarian car park. Concrete columns and polished floors contrast with travertine walls and a large custom-made oak reception. There are spacious public areas on each floor of the hotel. Libraries provide private and public working areas for business needs. The lounge features an eclectic furniture mix with two fireplaces and generous glazing, with views of the Parliament House to the west and Ainslie Hill to the north. A sculptural spiral staircase connects the library and lounge Spaces.
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