Fortitude Valley Travel Guide
We know it doesn't look like much now, but this shrouded warehouse building has some big shoes to fill in the future. If all goes to plan, by the middle of next year, this vintage brick structure will get a new makeover and become Australia's first Tryp by Wyndham.
Tryp Brisbane will bring an edgy and locally-inspired design to Australia's third largest city. Situated in the city's Fortitude Valley area, guests will be within walking distance to the area's hottest nightclubs, boutique shops and trendy restaurants. But if you don't want to leave the hotel, the lobby will feature a ground-floor restaurant and hip bar, that's posh enough for Brisbane's elite scene as well as gives travelers a taste of the local nightlife.
Ah, a day at the races. The sun shines, the air is heavy of horse stable and gambling luck, and you are smack dab in the middle of well-healed spectators carrying on with dreams of winning big. When the day is perfect, but the main event comes to a close, how do you continue the fun? A fancy schmancy trip to a hotel lobby bar.
Our day of randomly picking winning and losing thoroughbreds brought us to Brisbane's top boutique hotel, The Emporium. Located in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley area, the Emporium is a modest sized complex with high-end fashion, fine dining, and eponymous hotel, aptly named, The Emporium.
You may have noticed that we're quite fond of Hotel High Tea here at HotelChatter, having sampled little sandwiches and cups of tea at the finest properties in cities such as London and New York. But this week we discovered that the historic art of tea-taking is also a hot trend in the rather modern city of Brisbane, Australia, courtesy of the Emporium Hotel.
The three-year old boutique hotel in the funky Fortitude Valley area of Brissy has a hit on its hands with its new Cocktail Bar High Tea Menu, with local ladies of all ages flocking in with pinkies raised to enjoy a cuppa and a good ol' gossip around a cake tray.