Reunion is an inner-city oasis of plunge pools, palm trees and food and drink, all set on the rooftop of Melbourne Central. “It’s summer in the city,” said co-founder Jerome Borazio.

Reunion Island follows the success of St. Jerome’s – The Hotel, which shut after three years of award-winning service earlier this year. “Essentially Reunion Island is an evolved vision of St Jerome’s – The Hotel. It’s a modern-day pool club with all the trimmings of a local pool club.”

Mornings at Reunion Island will offer multiple recreation options from yoga to meditation, massage and pilates. Transition to bathers in the afternoon for sunbathing and swimming, and in the evenings, rooftop sunsets and sipping.

“Melburnians are obsessed with being outdoors, we’re just happy to facilitate that,” said Borazio. So are Melbourne Central, spokesperson Melissa Polglase saying they are excited to be involved in such an innovative project.

Food is LA-style poolside snacks by Easey's. There's a club sandwich (marinated chicken breast, Challenger Smallgoods bacon, iceberg), Italo-American style pizza, and a fried onion burger. At the other end of the spectrum, plant-based eatery Superfluid runs a pop-up juice and tonic bar.

Reunion Island will only be open during summer, from October till April. Private functions will be available.

Updated: January 24th, 2020

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