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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 23, 2020

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Fortitude Valley Has Just Opened Its First Art Hotel

Fortitude Valley Has Just Opened Its First Art Hotel

| On 23, Sep 2014

TRYP Hotel in Fortitude Valley is a boutique building established by the Wyndham Hotel Group and is the first art hotel to open in Brisbane. Sitting atop of one of the city’s most interesting historical sites TRYP has state of the art rooms heavily featuring the work of Australian street artists Fintan Magee, Beastman, Rone and Numskull.

History seeps into the walls of this hotel, with its 150 year old structure being renovated, and restored, to feature as part of its allure and charm.

The origin of this building was that it was once home to the clubhouse of secret society The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, whose features such as a giant buffalo head, stone plaque and original staircase have been meshed into the architecture of the new art hotel.


The hotel’s four floors and 65 rooms of accommodation display the art work of four internationally renowned street artists, making it the first of its kind in Brisbane.


Rooms filled with creative flare and design give a real sense of personality, and feel, to Fortitude Valley’s newest accommodation.

The hotel is also the home of UP, a rooftop bar which can hold 240 party-goers which features breathtaking views of our city and a creative cocktail list to accompany the ground floor burger bar Chur Burger.


TRYP in Brisbane is the brain child of Jay McPhee and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group’s management company.

“The TRYP by Wyndham philosophy is centered on encouraging guests to feel like they ‘own the city’ with exceptional, friendly service and shared local knowledge to connect them with the city’s best eats, beats and local secrets,” said TRYP Fortitude Valley General Manager, Warren Cullum.

“We offer much more than quality accommodation,  it’s a hotel stay that’s packed with personality,” he said.

Following its sister hotels in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, New York and Berlin, TRYP Brisbane is the legacy of a long-list of artsy hotels.

With the G20 around the corner, TRYP is another hotel on the list of great river-city sleeps and is sure to attract guests with its charming allure and clever use of street art design and flare.

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