Art Series Hotels announces new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, March 2019

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Monday November 19, 2018 12:40
Bangkok--19 Nov--AccorHotels Art Series Hotels

Art Series Hotels officially announced today it will open its eighth property at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane in March 2019. This will be the first new property for the Art Series brand since joining the AccorHotels family.

Destined to be the most luxurious Art Series property yet, the $60million hotel will be carved into the cliff under the Story Bridge and will feature 166 guest rooms, with custom contemporary furnishings and original artworks and giclee prints.

Inspired by and dedicated to Australia's most contemporary artists, the six-storey hotel will also offer four distinct food and beverage outlets as well as an impressive rooftop pool boasting spectacular views of the Brisbane River and CBD, bar, gym and three conference rooms, fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology.

AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the new Brisbane property – the first Art Series Hotel to open since they acquired Mantra Group in May this year – would set a clear direction for Australia's only art inspired hotel group.

"Art Series Hotels is celebrated for offering guests a unique art-inspired hotel experience like no other," he said.
"The stunning new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves is a strong sign of AccorHotels' belief in the much-loved brand and will kick start our plans for future growth across Australia and New Zealand."

Located in the hottest art and cultural hubs, the second Art Series Hotel for the river city (The Johnson opened in September 2016) will enjoy all the amenities on offer at Brisbane's newest entertainment and lifestyle destination.

Breathing new life into the historic riverside precinct, Howard Smith Wharves will soon be home to an expansive brewery, abundant green spaces and picnic areas, two unique indoor event spaces, overwater bar and a stellar line-up of waterfront restaurants from some of Australia's leading restaurateurs.

Designed by the highly acclaimed multi-disciplinary practice SJB, the natural tones and textures of the hotel's exterior will ensure it blends into the cliff face, its geometry referencing the fragmented cliff shapes and the highly engineered bridge. The lobby features a double-height wall of glass with a rugged outlook while the guest rooms enjoy spectacular city views across the Brisbane River or of cascading greenery and the sculptured rock face.

Arts Series Hotels transformed the Australian market when it launched in 2009. Privately owned by the Deague family until it was acquired by Mantra Group last year, original artworks and prints adorn the walls and halls of each hotel. In a beautiful case of serendipity, the new Brisbane hotel is being developed by the Deague Group under the conversant eye of CEO Will Deague.

"As one of Australia's fastest-growing capital cities with a burgeoning art culture, Brisbane continues to remain a major focus for the Group," Deague said.

"With an increasing demand for accommodation, we are excited to introduce a second dedicated art led offering as part of the city's expansion and are confident this luxury boutique development at Howard Street Wharves will only entice even more visitors to Brisbane."

The Art Series portfolio includes Melbourne hotels The Olsen, South Yarra; The Blackman, St Kilda Rd; The Cullen, Prahan; The Larwill, Parkville, The Chen, Box Hill; The Watson in Walkerville, South Australia and The Johnson in Spring Hill, Queensland.

Art Series will release further details, including the hotel's namesake artist, next month.
For more information, please visit

Latest Press Release

Royal Wing Suites and Spa Named Asias Top Leisure Hotel by Now Travel Asia

The Royal Wing Suites and Spa shone bright along with Asia's best and finest as it was awarded "Asia's Top Leisure Hotel" at the spectacular Now Travel Asia Awards gala ceremony in Chengdu, China. Hotel industry players, top chefs, restaurateurs and...

AirAsia X Thailand completes IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

AirAsia X Thailand, a low-cost long-haul carrier of the AirAsia Group, has completed its Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), affirming its commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards at...

Its a very Merry Christmas dinner at all 6 Kata Group resorts in South Thailand!

Santa Claus is coming to town! It's time to celebrate a Christmas Night Party on Monday 24th December 2018 in any of the six Kata Group beach resorts in Phuket, Krabi, and Phang-nga. We have a grand Christmas dinner buffet in each hotel, starting from...

2018 Year-End Celebrations @ Baba Beach Club Hua Hin by Sri Panwa

With the festive season and the most exciting time of the year quickly approaching, Baba Beach Club Hua Hin proudly presents 2018 Holiday Happenings and Year-End Celebrations at Baba Beach Club Hua Hin Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (24th - 25th Dec...

AirAsia Launches 4 Routes in a Row, Flying from Chiang Rai to Phuket, Macao, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS START FROM THB 890 ONE WAY AND INTERNATIONAL ROUTES FROM THB 1,190 ONE WAY AirAsia continues to expand its network through the year-end adding 4 routes from Chiang Rai Airport to domestic destination; Phuket, and international...

Related Topics