Refurbishment of The Village Belle Hotel


The Village Belle Hotel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment.

The project will see the hotel transform into a double-storey winter beer-garden facing the southern end of Acland Street, with adjoining apartments on the Smith Street frontage.

The transformation coincides with City of Port Phillip’s future plans to upgrade the seaside precinct and turn the famous hospitality strip into an open- air plaza.

The Village Belle Hotel is deeply embedded in the history of Melbourne with the original building erected in 1890.

Technē Architecture and Interior Design, which has previously undertaken the successful redevelopment of The Prahran Hotel, The Bridge Hotel and The Terminus Hotel, has been engaged to undertake the project.

Technē worked closely with a heritage consultant to create an architectural expression that sits harmoniously with the heritage pub.

The Hotel will remain open throughout the refurbishment.


View from Barkly Street, replacing The Doulton Bar.

View from Smith Street, replacing drive thru bottle shop.