STATE OF THE ART DESIGN
Art Series Hotels has announced its second Brisbane hotel, opening in March, will be named after painter Vincent Fantauzzo. Carved into the cliff under the Story Bridge, the $100 million luxury hotel will feature original artworks and up to 500 reproductions of Fantauzzo’s works.
The artist is known for his photorealist portraits including his wife, Offspring actor Asher Keddie, Heath Ledger, Matt Moran, Brandon Walters and Julia Gillard.
“What excites me most about the collaboration is this hotel will give all guests the chance to connect with art, and immerse themselves in a really creative experience,” Fantauzzo says.
Bookings are open for the 166-room hotel, Australia’s eighth Art Series property (Brisbane also has The Johnson). Rates start at $309 a room. ARTSERIESHOTELS.COM.AU
WORLD SKI STARS
Five-star Astra Lodge in the Victorian Alps has been named Australia’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel for the third year
in a row at the World Ski Awards in Kitzbuhel, Austria. The awards celebrate excellence in ski tourism around the world. Astra Lodge is at Falls Creek, which is also on the winner’s list after being named best