The innovative and creative people behind Australia’s Art Series Hotels have once again made headlines with their world first “Overstay Checkout” initiative. In a nutshell, guests don't have to check out until someone checks in. If the room you are staying in isn’t booked when you are due for checkout, you can remain in your room for free until the next guests arrive. A simple but brilliant concept.
Guests could potentially have their stay extended to 1pm, 3pm, early evening, or even the next day - it all depends on how full the hotel is for the night ahead and when the next guests are arriving. If guests do stay another night, they can try their luck again the following morning. This process could continue indefinitely.
“We don’t think an 11:00am check out is particularly cool. Our guests are always requesting a late checkout and we wanted to extend this offer over summer when Melbourne is at its best. ‘The Overstay Checkout’ is a world first we are particularly proud of as we think it makes a lot of sense,” says Art Series Hotels CEO Will Deague.
Art Series Hotels have also added two further works of street art to their Prahran hotel The Cullen which is dedicated to grunge artist Adam Cullen who passed away in 2012. The new additions are by Australian street artists Stormie Mills and E.L.K.
Mills’ installation 3 Goats on a Bender features a flying figure painted on the wall whose arms and hands spread across a row of books. Distinguished by a grey, white and black palette, Mills’ work explores the nature of alienation in an urban context.
The second new addition is by famed stencil artist Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K, who left a decadent, detailed work in The Cullen car park by using 85 layers of carefully hand-cut acetate. His work in The Cullen hotel depicts two policemen in heavy-duty protective gear and carrying guns with the sign “ATO”. Cornish is portraying the Australian Tax Office as hard-as riot cops as he feels they are always out to get you. According to Cornish, they show no mercy and no sympathy to anybody - they suspect you are guilty before they start investigating your business activities.
The “Overstay Checkout” runs across all Art Series Hotels including The Olsen, South Yarra; The Blackman, St Kilda Road and The Cullen, Prahran until January 13. Prices start from $165 a night.
For more information visit the Art Series Hotels website here