Tryp Brisbane - EDITED

Tryp by Wyndham Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s first street art hotel and the first Tryp by Wyndham hotel in Australia, officially opened its doors to the public at a special launch party last night (Sep 18) attended by more than 200 guests.

Located on Constance Street in the heart of Brisbane’s entertainment hub and the emerging corporate headquarters of Fortitude Valley, the four-and-a-half-star, 65-room hotel has ushered in a new boutique-style experience for corporate and leisure travellers visiting the area.

The hotel joins the global select-service Tryp by Wyndham brand, which offers business and leisure travellers one part experience and one part destination with contemporary, unique lodging options in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, among others. The brand’s “Own the City” culture, which openly displays passion for guests and for the cities in which Tryp by Wyndham properties are located, aims to help guests make the most of their travels. Tryp by Wyndham is part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels worldwide.

Tryp by Wyndham Fortitude Valley has attracted attention for its displays of striking street art by acclaimed artists Beastman, Rone, Numskull and Fintan Magee, with all four artists assigned a different floor of the hotel during construction to design with their original artwork and murals, celebrating Brisbane’s lively art scene.

The four-storey hotel’s queen and king rooms reflect the street-art theme, with edgy décor complementing contemporary styling. Select king rooms feature a balcony spa, internal spa or courtyard.

Guests are within walking distance of key business centres and some of Brisbane’s top attractions, including world-class shopping and dining, Fortitude Valley’s iconic super clubs and bars, James Street Market and Chinatown. Additional hotel offerings include a meeting room and rustic features throughout.

Last night, event guests were treated to personalised tours of the property by the artists while enjoying signature eats from celebrity chef Warren Turnbull, who has opened Brisbane’s first Chur restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel. The chef, who masterminded some of Sydney and Auckland’s busiest restaurants and bars, is also the brains behind Tryp by Wyndham Fortitude Valley’s rooftop bar, UP on Constance.

“Tryp by Wyndham Fortitude Valley was our opportunity to deliver a completely new and unique experience to the Brisbane accommodation sector,” said Jay McPhee, the hotel’s owner and developer.

“The finished product is exceptional and has exceeded all of our expectations. We firmly believe the Tryp by Wyndham brand is the perfect fit for this product, thanks to its celebration of the one-of-a-kind cities in which properties are located as well as its ‘Own the City’ service culture.”

Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director for Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim said the Hotel Group was extremely proud to bring the Tryp by Wyndham brand to Australia, providing a new, value-driven option for both corporate travellers and leisure-seekers.

“Guests can expect a completely unique experience that combines the very best of Brisbane’s eats, beats and local secrets with Tryp by Wyndham’s differentiating service culture and Wyndham Hotel Group’s promise to deliver great experiences,” Robinson said. “We are thrilled to introduce this cosmopolitan brand to Australia and expand Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio of offerings in the South Pacific.”

Tryp by Wyndham Fortitude Valley joins 15 Wyndham Hotel Group properties in the South Pacific as of 30 June 2014, 11 of which are open and operating in Australia under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Ramada brands.

Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel offers King rooms with a balcony spa, internal spa or courtyard. Guests can stay in a Queen room from $199 per night or upgrade to a King room for as little as an additional $30 per night. The hotel’s street-art theming continues in the guest rooms, with edgy décor complementing contemporary styling.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management