Fortitude Valley's TRYP Hotel - The only reason to stay in for a movie night.
Sarah Clarry | On 27, Feb 2016
For those of the artistic and creative persuasion TRYP Hotel may be your top contender for a romantic evening for two.
I stayed a night at TRYP Hotel and tried out the Movie Date night package, where I was treated to popcorn, a glass of bubbly on arrival and unlimited movies.Â There were plenty of new releases and classics to satisfy a movie-loving geek like myself.
TRYP Hotel is a modern-style hotel featuring street art created by some of Australia’s most talented graffiti artists. Artists Fintan Magee, Numskull, Rone and Beastman all contributed large murals to the hotel that can be viewed right outside your room window. TRYP was built by converting an old run down building into the a modern contemporary style venue. The old site was a well known hotspot for graffiti artist and vandals who had turned the abandoned building into an explosion of colour, tagging and expression. Much of the original art has been incorporated into the new hotel.
Funnily enough I remember the original site from when I used to take my camera around Fortitude Valley to take pictures of the latest street art. The foundation building was originally a clubhouse for the Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffaloes, a club which my grandfather was a member of. TRYP Hotel has still kept some of this history by restoring the 150 year old timber flooring and keeping the figurehead of a large buffalo, a homage to the its origins.
The atmosphere at TRYP Hotel is vibrant and busy. With the well known restaurant Chur Burger downstairs and popular nightspot Up on Constance upstairs there are always people catching up and eating out. TRYP is close to the heart of Fortitude Valley and is a great spot if you want a night out. If you want a night in there is a room service available for Chur Burger, which I must admit I just had to try.
If you stay at TRYP you must visit the library. This quaint little room is the perfect place to chill out. The bookshelf is an artistic appropriation of the word TRYP with block-colour, matching books to keep the hotel theme consistent. There is a faux fireplace with a large chest and modern fittings. Coffee facilities and water are also available. You also donâ€™t have to feel guilty about missing leg day, there is a small gym with weights, a treadmill and an elliptical machine so you can quickly fit in your daily routine.
As for my room, itÂ was spacious modern and full of natural light. The view from the window was spectacular, showcasing a beautiful mural by Rone. The restored architecture oozes with modernity and order. However just be prepared to be very comfortable with who you are sharing a room with. The bathrooms are all glass and leave little unseen.
Images courtesy of TRYP Hotel