Design & Architecture
Queensland’s First Luxury Boutique Hotel – The Emporium Hotel
Brisbane’s mark as a city of cosmopolitan savvy was complete with the Emporium Hotel, the first true luxury boutique hotel for the Queensland capital. The hotel is the sole vision of two dedicated property and design-driven Queenslanders, Anthony and Francine John of the Anthony John Group. Together they have conceived, designed, created and delivered a hotel without equal in Queensland.
Built in conjunction with the now pivotal residential and retail precinct, Emporium, in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Once a derelict site, today it represents the heart of inner city lifestyle, famed for its fusion of residential living, retail, restaurants, bars and our luxurious Hotel which opened in June 2007.
A tangible vision of contemporary elegance and enchanting hospitality, the Emporium Hotel aspires to provide the highest level of sophistication and service in a boutique environment. Our boutique Hotel is designed to feature 102 luxury guest suites, Cocktail Bar, Belle Époque Patisserie, Roof Top Terrace with sauna and lap pool, Function & Events Centre, Business Centre, In-Suite Spa Menu and 24hr Concierge services.
The design architecture of the hotel was driven by owner, Francine John. She created the overall concept, look and feel, inspired by the frangipani flower. The majority of the design features were sourced locally by Queensland based artists and suppliers. Urban Art Projects, the innovative design company headed by Brisbane based Brothers Mathew & Daniel Tobin were key to the design of the hotel.