Hotel Hotel is a hotel. A place of collaborative craftsmanship conceived of and made by artists, makers, designers and fantasists. It is the brainchild of Molonglo Group.
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 CanberraÃ?Â¢??s arts and culture precinct, NewActon.
HH 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 39 HH managed apartments.