The new Emporium Hotel

07 Jun, 2019

An exciting new chapter in iconic style and exquisite service began with the NEW flagship Emporium Hotel South Bank at Southpoint. It’s predecessor The original Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley was Queensland’s first luxury boutique hotel and during its time won many awards as the most luxurious boutique luxury hotel in Australia as well as acclaim around the world.

The WOW factor is immediate from the moment you enter the foyer, through the use of bent glass in the sweeping staircase and void balustrade area. Creating the feeling of light and space yet ensuring all the features and materials used to create this unique and opulent space remain visible from all angles in a way that only glass can.

Created and designed by the Anthony John group, but executed by Cairns based client John Hyde Glass Innovations, this monumental staircase took on a live of its own with the help of Glasshape® who were contracted to site measure the areas requiring bent tempered glass in the foyer area and then produce all the flat and bent glass required for this one of a kind creation.

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Glasshape, established in 1986, is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of curved, toughened and laminated specialty glass. Family owned and based in Auckland, New Zealand, Glasshape’s philosophy of growth through innovation, ingenuity and customer service sees it deliver best-in-class glazing solutions in a variety of categories, with notable success in marine, architectural (residential and commercial), high security and heavy machinery projects.


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