Adding whimsy to the Brisbane Hotel market, The Ovolo Hotel Fortitude Valley has separated itself from other builds with its focus on individualism. This $90 million development works to exceed all customer expectations, looking to their rankings and feedback to prove their success. 

Playing with colour and heritage, Woods Bagot clashes prints and eras of design throughout the 103 rooms. Briefed with individualism and personality as keystones, they have worked to design a sense of whimsy throughout the rooms and spaces.

RC+D rolled out their designers to work magic throughout these areas. Combining a watercolour-effect, bold hexagonal corridors and lush hand-tufted silk blends, they have used a full scope of carpeting throughout the build. Here the battle of the bold throughout every design element allows creates a design apex, lifting traditional ideas of suitable hotel design. 

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BRISBANE | Design by Woods Bagot | Photography by Matthew Cheel


The Fantauzzo is the latest addition to the influx of art-series hotels hitting Brisbane.  Opening at the newly developed hub The Howard Smith Wharves, the $100 million hotel projects off the cliff face, with geometric architecture design by SJB creating a mechanical extension of these natural forms. 

Centred around Art, the hotel seeks to frame prominent Australian artists, here making a point of different to house over 500 works.  The interiors within the 166 artisan hotel rooms utilise a luxurious combination of hard raw materials, here granite and concrete juxtaposed by bespoke soft furnishings. 

RC+D has designed a series of rugs printed with their own graphic artworks. These taupe and navy weave designs section up the rooms into smaller spaces, contrasting the organic wood floors they lay on. 

Rich velvet furniture breaks up the space, allowing soft lush pockets to relax in. The Fantauzzoโ€™s corridors are lit similar to that of an airport runway, with led strips lighting the dark, as the light jumps between the doorways. Comparable to static the black and white speckled carpeting adds movement through the corridors as it  flickers and plays with light.

BRISBANE | Design by SJB | Photography by Matthew Cheel