Ovolo The Valley

A bold and quirky boutique hotel that fits perfectly within Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on October 01, 2022
Updated on June 01, 2023


Back at the Fortitude Valley space formerly known as The Emporium, another hotelier has settled in. In late 2018, Hong Kong-based chain Ovolo made the place its own, giving the 103-room site a huge $55 million facelift — and just casually taking inspiration from David Bowie in decking out its two ultra-luxe suites.

Of course, everything is glam at Ovolo the Valley. If you spend a night or several in one of the 'Rockstar' suites, 1970s-esque velvet lounges and a gold bar await. Elsewhere, think rich hues, an overall design that finds its cues in the Valley's streets and laneways, and the eclectic furniture choices that Ovolo regulars have come to expect.

The brand's usual inclusions are also on the menu, such as a free minibar with every room (including a lolly bag full of treats), free breakfast with every stay, free wifi, free laundry and free happy hour drinks each day. When you're not enjoying all of the above, head up — that's where you'll find the rooftop swimming pool, gym and sauna. It's no surprise to see Ovolo The Valley in our list of Brisbane's top hotels.

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