Brisbane’s brand new Art Series hotel, The Fantauzzo is a show stopper. The six-story hotel carved into the cliff under the iconic Story Bridge was inspired by Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo.

The $100 million flagship hotel has 166-suites fitted out with two dozen prints of Fantauzzo’s wife and Offspring star Asher Keddie.

There are also paintings of other famous starts throughout including director Baz Luhrmann and actors Heath Ledger and Guy Pearce.

The Fantauzzo

More than 500 of Fantauzzo’s prints, mostly portraits, line the corridors and rooms of the hotel.

Fantauzzo’s take on photorealism inspired designers SJB to create a contrasting backdrop to his work through dark tones and muted finishes to challenge the traditional ‘white gallery’ space.

Meanwhile, natural rock and timber gives a nod to the cliff face and external facade.

The hotel also impresses with views of Brisbane River and CBD, its relaxed Italian eatery Polpetta on the ground floor and a rooftop pool and bar, gym and state-of-the-art function rooms.

The hotel marks Art Series eighth opening and their second opening in Brisbane. Its first, The Johnson, opened at Spring Hill in 2016.

“It’s very exciting that we can finally share this stunning property, the first Art Series hotel to open under our management, with guests visiting Brisbane from other parts of Queensland, interstate and overseas,” Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath said.

 

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