Docklands is on the western fringe of Melbourne's CBD and it's still a work in progress: Peppers is the area's first five-star hotel, right beside Etihad Stadium. Just step outside and you're on the stadium's concourse.
Peppers Docklands occupies the first five floors of a new building. The hotel's restaurant, MOMAMI, is on the ground floor, with residential apartments above the hotel. One side of the building looks out onto the Yarra River and the Bolte Bridge, which lights up dramatically at night. The heated outdoor pool and glassed-in gym are in the residential building next door, which will soon be connected by an internal walkway (at the moment, you have to walk out the street entrances). Both have spectacular views of the city skyline. Walk around the side of the hotel to spot a classic Melbourne sight – a commissioned piece of artwork that took leading street artist RONE 250 hours to complete.