It's no secret that Jerome Borazio is an ideas man, and a pretty good one at that. Not only is he the mind behind the 18-year-old Laneway Festival, he sold us all on the concept of camping in the CBD with his award-winning rooftop glamping set-up. The latter closed in April this year, but, come October, that same sky-high space above Melbourne Central will be activated again — this time as a rooftop pool, bar and leisure club dubbed The Reunion Island Pool Club.
The project plays to Melbourne's love of the outdoors and will be kitted out with palm trees and design elements of a public pool. While it won't be the CBD's only rooftop pool bar (see: The Adelphi), it will be the only one to offer classes and spa offerings. The oasis will kick off each day at 7am as a leisure club, tempting early morning punters with a holistic offering of rooftop yoga, pilates and massages. Later in the day and evening, you'll be able to stop by for a splash, or just some poolside socialising and a well-earned after-work rooftop tipple right up until 11pm.
The food and drink offerings are yet to be announced, but, judging by Laneway's annual nosh lineup, you can expect only the best. We also don't know if there will be an entry fee or how much classes will cost, but we can anticipate spending many a steamy Melbourne evening up here. It's set to launch this October and run through to April 2019.