Hotel Hotel Est. 2013

25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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A place of collaborative craftsmanship conceived of and made by artists, makers, designers and fantasists.
The hotel sits in the environmentally thoughtful, pineapple shaped Nishi building, within Canberra’s arts and culture precinct, NewActon.
The Lowdown
Type
Art Gallery
Boutique Hotel
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Garden
Lake
Mountains
Street
Style
Contemporary
Eco
Mid-Century Modern
Worldly
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Tha Nishi Gallery

This space works for all kind of gigs - ceremonies, launches and cocktail parties...

Landscape architects and urban designers, Oculus and Hungerford and Edmund architects designed the Nishi gallery and its gardens simultaneously. The end result is a beautiful blurring of boundaries of the gallery inside and the gardens outside. These garden views, the gallery’s high ceilings and raw industrial finishes, and the exhibited artworks within make it a calming and quirky backdrop.

The little gardens can be included as part of the hire of the gallery. There are lots of good plants in there – a Chinese elm tree, red yukkas, ornamental pear trees, Mexican lilies, and a lovely lawn.

You can get a band or DJ to play in this space (although there is a 10PM music curfew).

The Mosaic Room

The Mosaic room is connected to our public lounge. It has a soaring ceiling flooded with natural light. One wall is a mosaic installation of tiles made by the late Gerard Havekes. The other walls are covered in paintings by Melbourne artist Al Stark and hung with a giant canvas by Dutch artist Rik Meijers and a mixed media sculpture by American land artist Steven Siegel called ‘Xenia’. The room extends to the outdoor terrace. You can look to the eucalypts there through the double hung sash windows.

We have speakers in here so music wise you can plug your music right in and hit play.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $60 to $155

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
60
Buffet
N/A
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Hotel Hotel is a hotel. A place of collaborative craftsmanship conceived of and made by artists, makers, designers and fantasists. 

The 68 rooms are dressed with salvaged and restored 20th century Australian furniture, original artworks stockpiled over ten years, objects collected in nomadic times, and artisan made furnishings. The beds are made from reclaimed oak, the walls a mix of concrete, cork, earthen clay, and natural fibre wallpapers. It is a quintessentially Australian vernacular expressed through raw materials. Finishing touches include Aesop amenities and heated bathroom floors.   
 
Half of the rooms look out of their opening hardwood windows onto the lake or bush; and half onto the internal atrium populated with Tasmanian ferns.
 
The public spaces include a library stocked with small press and vintage books; two large fireplaces for people to colonise; and the Monster kitchen and bar preoccupied with local, seasonal food.
 
The hotel sits in the environmentally thoughtful, pineapple shaped Nishi building, within Canberra’s arts and culture precinct, NewActon.
 
Hotel Hotel is connected to the NewActon precinct, its amenities and gardens, by the grand stair; a geometric explosion of salvaged local timbers. Scattered around NewActon are the Hotel Hotel managed apartments.  
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Our hotel rooms are either external facing (these guys look out onto the lake and surrounding trees and are light filled) or internally facing (they look into the atrium populated with Tasmanian ferns trees and feel like little caves). If you are coming in a gang we also have apartments (one, two and three bedders) that can keep you all together. 

Food wise the Monster kitchen and bar has the goods. Sit down dinners, long or short lunches, breakfast, canapés...

The kitchen is headed by Sean McConnell and the gang, their menu charts the seasons and uses ingredients straight from producers as close to the hotel as possible – oysters from Batemans Bay, vegetables from Canberra’s Choku Bai Jo, truffles from Sutton, and honey from our own beehives. They have a resident patisserie chef (cake!), the bar manager Tioni makes a new fleet of coktails each season with locally sourced and seasonal produce; and Tal the restaurant manager is constantly shaping the Monster's killer wine list.   

In terms of figurng out what's on in Canberra we do the legwork for you by curating a list of good events on in town via our blog. 

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Hotel Hotel is a hotel. A place of collaborative craftsmanship conceived of and made by artists, makers, designers and fantasists. The hotel sits in the environmentally thoughtful, pineapple shaped Nishi building, within Canberra’s arts and culture precinct, NewActon.

Hotel Hotel is connected to the NewActon precinct, its amenities and gardens, by the grand stair; a geometric explosion of salvaged local timbers.

We have event spaces both in the Hotel Hotel building and in the NewActon precinct. All have the warmth and generosity of room to do great work and host meaningful events. Each one has been individually considered, and each one has the same raw material attributes we have applied in our hotel rooms.

Design:
Hotel Hotel is an intense collaboration of 56 (and counting) artists, designers, and makers.

A quintessentially Australian vernacular has been created and applied to each room, they have taken their initial inspiration from the Australian shack.

Restored twentieth century furnishings, collected objects, original artworks collected over ten years and a limited run production of new pieces fabricated by European artisans (who have found residence in Australia) inform each room.

The rooms’ features show an obsession with authenticity expressed through raw materials. Bespoke joinery made from reclaimed oak, wallpapers made from natural fibres and earthen clay rendered walls developed over several months with a small-town Australian supplier.
Standout Venue Features:

Monster kitchen and bar

Monster kitchen and bar wanders through the ground floor of Hotel Hotel, preoccupied with local and seasonal produce prepared for sharing.

The kitchen and bar team guide her through her multiple personalities as she shifts from lucidity to debauchery between 6.30AM and 1AM every day. She is open to everyone for all occasions at all times with a menu that changes with the seasons.

She spreads across four separate spaces. The lounge is a series of nested spaces made of woven rough formed concrete structural lintels. The Mosaic room houses giant original artworks. The Salon and Dining rooms tell a story of Australian immigration.

ROJI hair salon

A lovely little hair salon on the ground loor. Beautifully designed by Craig Tan architects and stocked with nice tea.

Palace Electric Cinema

The Palace Electric Cinema includes eight theatres. From these comfy seats you can watch Australia’s leading international ilm festivals, art-house, documentary, independent and quality new release films.

Bikes

We have free bike hire. They are made locally by the Goodspeed Bicycle Company who also have a little shop accross the road. 

Parking

Parking is easy as there is a car park in the basement. We also do valet parking if it all gets a bit much.

Celebration Locations
Nishi Gallery:
Oculus and Hungerford and Edmund architects designed the Nishi gallery. This space works for all kinds of gigs - ceremonies, launches and cocktail parties. The gallery's high ceilings and raw industrial finishes, and the exhibited artworks make it a calming and quirky backdrop.
- View: Landscape architects and urban designers, Oculus and Hungerford and Edmund architects designed the Nishi gallery and its gardens simultaneously.
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Mosaic Room:
The Mosaic room is connected to our public lounge. It has a soaring ceiling flooded with natural light. One wall is a mosaic installation of tiles made by the late Gerard Havekes.
- View: The room extends to the outdoor terrace. You can look to the eucalypts there through the double hung sash windows.
- Max Capacity: 80
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Kendall Lane Theatre:
The Kendall Lane Theatre is an impeccable theatrette fully equipped with state-of-the-art projection and surround sound technology, and is two steps away from the restaurants and cafés of NewActon.
- Max Capacity: 35
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Monster kitchen and bar

The Monster wanders through the ground floor preoccupied with local and seasonal produce prepared for sharing. The kitchen and bar team guide her through her multiple personalities as she shifts from lucidity to debauchery between 6.30AM and 1AM everyday of the year.

Močan & Green Grout

The original favourite. Fair-trade coffee, produce sourced from local farmers, herbs grown in the planter at the front door – they deliver on their passion for all things local. Breakfast and lunch menus are seasonal and local (if you hadn’t already guessed) and the ever changing dinner menu is a collection of shared dishes.

A. Baker

A.Baker is a nice place. They serve up food made from ingredients that are as local as possible. In the summer months they set up an outdoor cinema in the courtyard under the oak tree and regularly invite musicians to come and play.

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