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Melbourne’s new ‘experience hotel’ lures millennials in the age of Airbnb

With its ‘Directors of Chaos’, rooftop bar, titillating wallpaper and art on every surface, the QT hotel is offering an indulgence you can’t get through an app

Every holiday in adulthood is, to some extent, shaped by vacations taken in childhood – either to recapture memories of youth or to avoid doing so by any means possible.

My parents’ rejection of hotels as a wasteful indulgence, inadequately recouped by the teabags and toiletries they made a point of pocketing, was pervasive enough to influence my own choices in adulthood. When I travelled, I slept on friends’ couches, at hostels, and elsewhere on the lower-cost end of the accommodation industry.

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