Art Series Hotel Group is perhaps the most interesting player in Melbourne’s burgeoning boutique accommodation market. Each of its seven properties is built around a prominent Australian artist – Charles Blackman, John Olsen and Yannima Tommy Watson and more. Its most intriguing venue is undoubtedly The Cullen, which features the works of the late Adam Cullen – long considered the enfant terrible of Australian painting. Each room proudly displays the artist’s bold artworks alongside tasteful contemporary design. Smart cars and Lekker bicycles are available on request – though with numerous bars, restaurants and boutiques nearby, you probably won’t need them.