This month we are excited to welcome Nicole Younger to the Astra Apartments Team. Nicole will be heading up a brand new territory on the east side of Melbourne CBD.
Although she’s been busy setting up her new, beautifully furnished corporate apartments, Nicole took some time out to give us a peek into her journey.
What enticed you to join the Astra Apartments team?
The Astra apartments business provides a mix of things I love, value and appreciate – Melbourne city, property, interior design, business and getting to meet new, interesting people.
I can honestly say, since joining the team, I haven’t ‘worked’ a day – I love what I am doing every hour of the day (& night) and the business I am building for the future.
Why did you position your Corporate Apartments in Melbourne CBD East?
The east section of Melbourne CBD (also known as the Paris End) is home to Parliament, major finance & commerce houses, luxury retail, entertainment, MCG & Olympic park, high-end restaurants and exceptional public transport and connectivity.
We know our corporate clients want to be within 5-10 minutes walk to work, and this pocket of the CBD provides that option. Often these business travellers end up in the neighbouring 5-star hotels, however, I wanted to provide them with an alternative that was equally impressive, but felt more like home. Particularly as they stay with us for more than a week, having their own apartment and privacy is invaluable!
What have you enjoyed most about setting up your apartments?
Creating a ‘home away from home’. Things like curating and selecting beautiful furniture, art and rugs to set the accommodation apart, and thinking through what people really need and value in their accommodation when travelling. We want them to be able to open the kitchen drawer and find exactly what they need for everyday cooking.
What do you do when not working on the Astra business?
Spending my mornings & evenings catching up with my local park friends (also dog owners). Whilst we range from 25 – 70 yrs old, we all enjoy each other’s company very much.
Nicole now has 1 bedroom Premium apartments in Spring Street & 1 Bedroom Executive Apartments on Little Collins Street on the east side of Melbourne CBD.