Just like its name, this hotel is quirky and fun, bound to surprise and anything but boring. From the buffalo head adorned staircase to the meeting room bookcase, there’s something to catch your eye where ever you turn.
Even the hotel staff is clad to cleverly match the concept with uber cool leggings from Black Milk.
Developed by its owner, Jay McPhee and managed by the Wyndham Hotel Group, TRYP Fortitude Valley is Australia’s first TRYP hotel. TRYP prides itself on being a hip and youthful urban hotel brand, and is renowned for its ‘Own the City’ culture which displays passion for the city in which it is located.
Rescued from derelict condition, this 150-year-old Brisbane building already bore the mark of several street artists but now the hotel’s walls are covered with works from renowned street artists Magee, Numskull, Rone and Beastman. The hotel showcases one artist per floor with wallpaper and other design elements featuring their work.
They may have begun their careers spray painting abandoned buildings and railway tracks, but these artists have been commissioned to create murals all over the world. Brisbane-raised Magee’s works adorn iconic city walls in Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne. Numskull is an Australian based artist, working out of Sydney in a variety of fields and mediums including painting, sculpture, illustration and large-scale murals. Rone’s work was used as a backdrop in a recent Victoria’s Secret TV commercial, while Beastman has just completed an exhibition at AMBUSH Gallery in Sydney.
“We are proud to preserve the original art that we found on the site. It is an iconic part of Brisbane’s urban art history, so we are thrilled to be able to add to it with commissioned works throughout our TRYP hotel,” said Barry Robinson, Managing Director of Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific.
What I liked about this hotel, apart from the very central location, is the blue mood lighting in each room which creates a dazzling first impression. The street art-themed wash basins are another interesting addition adding up to a package that’s worth experiencing. There’s also some very funky courtyard rooms which have fabulous street art walls.
The location is very central and ideal for anyone who wants to explore Fortitude Valley's shopping, dining and night club precincts. It's also within a short bus or taxi ride to Brisbane's CBD area. You could even walk it.
Downstairs is Chur Burger and upstairs is Up, so there’s plenty of choice for drinks and food right on the premises.
A hotel for the young, the young at heart, or anyone who likes things that are a little different but with all the comforts expected.
Best tip: Make sure you try a salted caramel milkshake at Chur Burger downstairs.
Bottom line: Room prices start from $149.
Find TRYP Hotel in Constance Street, Foritude Valley, Brisbane.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK enjoyed lunch at Chur Burger as a guest.