I stayed two nights at the Emporium, and can honestly it is a fine hotel, with the most outrageous design, in the wrong part of town.
The service was correct and competent throughout, not complains there, but nothing too special either.
The public areas of the hotel are decorated in the flashiest way imaginable, red walls, animal prints and chandeliers everywhere, much like what a futuristic cabaret would look like if cabarets hadn't died out decades ago. It felt quite excessive and tasteless.
The rooms were thankfully played down a notch and were actually quite nice: large, fully equipped, and really comfortable.
The heated plunge pool in the terrace was great, with nice views of the city.
The hotel is located in Fortitude Valley, which is a good half hour power walk away from the CBD, thus making it a wrong option to visit the city for the first time. It's set in a self contained complex comprising apartment and office buildings and restaurants, that sort of came across as the country mouse version of the Ivy. The complex is surrounded by auto stands and furniture outlets and feels quite isolated. We ended up eating there on the two nights (avoid the sushi place, mecah bah is good), in part because we just didn't feel like jumping on a cab to have dinner.
Would I recommend it? Probably not, given the location and over the top design. It's a good hotel nevertheless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established in June 2007, the award-winning Emporium Hotel is Brisbane’s leading luxury boutique property presenting a tangible vision of contemporary elegance and highly personalised service. Offering 102 studio suites, all custom-designed and individually finished with marble kitchenettes and the exquisite sleep pillow menu, the hotel sets a new benchmark for the discerning guest. Located in the heart of Brisbane’s stylish Emporium precinct in Fortitude Valley –a haven for lovers of fashion and food – the Emporium Hotel is just minutes from Brisbane's city centre and chic Valley nightlife. Emporium Hotel is the perfect property for Business, Leisure or Pleasure. ... more less
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