Jackalope Hotels

 

Growing an extraordinary vision into an icon. Jackalope Hotels by founder Louis Li.

Set on the site of Willow Creek Vineyard, Jackalope is a contemporary, cutting edge hotel that is already an award winner (Gourmet Traveller recently named Jackalope as Hotel of the Year, New Hotel of the Year and Regional Hotel of the Year).

Stannards relationship with Louis Li and his team at Jackalope Hotels goes above and beyond pure taxation works. We are the sounding board, business advisors, growth specialist and business warriors for Mr Louis Li. We call this business intelligence - B.iQ™.

 Jackalope Hotel located at 166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North in Victoria. UAP STUDIO collaborated with artist Emily Floyd and Anna Schwartz Gallery to fabricate an artwork commission for Jackalope Hotel. Image credit: Emily Floyd.

Jackalope Hotel located at 166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North in Victoria. UAP STUDIO collaborated with artist Emily Floyd and Anna Schwartz Gallery to fabricate an artwork commission for Jackalope Hotel. Image credit: Emily Floyd.

Stannards Innovation.

Stannards have been involved with the Jackalope Hotel brand since its inception, assisting the group during the construction of the first Jackalope Hotel. We are privileged to be part of Louis Li’s creativity vision to create excellence in the hospitality space.

Jackalope is the vision of Louis Li, a 29 year old Chinese national with an impressive pedigree in luxury property development, and his first solo project showcases his love of art, design and food culture. His bold and daring style is evident throughout the somewhat controversial and much applauded venture. Every element of the Jackalope Hotel has been thought through in redefined detail, and the result is a property that is extraordinary, contemporary and unique.

 Jackalope Hotels Founder Louis Li fully branded in Rick Owens.

Jackalope Hotels Founder Louis Li fully branded in Rick Owens.

 Jackalope Hotels nestled amongst the pristine vineyards at Willow Creek Winery.

Jackalope Hotels nestled amongst the pristine vineyards at Willow Creek Winery.

 And yes, Jackalope Hotels have the best infinity pool on the pen.

And yes, Jackalope Hotels have the best infinity pool on the pen.

At the heart of the hotel is Jackalope’s signature restaurant Doot Doot Doot which offers a formal degustation dining experience. Doot Doot Doot has changed the face of the area’s restaurant landscape, enticing inquisitive locals and well-heeled travellers to indulge in sumptuous surroundings and enjoy boutique wines and damn fine food.

 Jackalope Hotel dining experience will blow your taste buds. Doot Doot Doot restaurant designed by the Carr Design Group.

Jackalope Hotel dining experience will blow your taste buds. Doot Doot Doot restaurant designed by the Carr Design Group.

A feast for the eyes, Doot Doot Doot is a sophisticated, luxurious dining room that transports you to an ultra-modern dimension at odds with the rural location.  One feels somewhat confused, and delighted. Carefully curated to stimulate the senses, the central ceiling shines with a bespoke lighting installation designed by Melbourne artist Jan Flook to represent the process of wine fermentation bubbling away in vats. The 10,000 globe chandelier creates a focal point for diners and adds warmth and luxury to the banquette seating and marble tables. Restaurant and F & B Consultant Pascale Gomes-McNabb helped to shape the concept of Jackalope’s breathtaking dining design and it is full of theatre and light, and makes you walk a little taller upon entering the room.

Doot-Doot-Doot-Menu-LowRes-0015-1164x764.jpg

Jackalope’s culinary fare is headed by Executive Chef Guy Stanaway. Originally from New Zealand, Stanaway made his name with roles at two world class Aman Resorts in Rajasthan in India and in Bali where he honed his passion for food – combining his love of foreign cultures, cooking and native ingredients.  His food is simply fabulous, not overly fussy or contrived, and he combines his intuitive nature with modern design and local ingredients to offer diners a wonderful experience. Says Stanaway, “the tasting menu offers a respect for the feast, contrasted by a disrespect for the familiar. Time-honoured techniques meet culinary curiosity, in dishes that are methodical yet explorative and designed to evoke a unique sense of place.”

Jackalope_Hotels_Emily_Floyd_Sunset.jpg