Hotel Rundle transforms the Rundle Mall and Gawler Place precinct, a prominent site in Adelaide’s historical retail centre. It re-captures the imagination of locals and offers a guest experience of sophisticated glamour with a boutique intimacy. The ground floor hotel lobby and the various bars and cafes extending from it form a hub of contemporary design and exceptional food and beverage to inspire the diverse community of Rundle Mall. A dramatic vertical garden wraps around the ground floor facade and creates an oasis within its urban surroundings. Reactivating the upper level facades offers a unique experience for its patrons in a precinct that operates predominantly as a ground level thoroughfare, as well as encouraging passive surveillance for a safer Mall environment both day and night.