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It’s hard to believe Emporium Hotel has been at its swank Fortitude Valley digs since 2007. The 102-suite property might be showing the first few signs of age, but it hardly matters.
The hotel is directly overseen by owner Anthony John and his family and that attention to detail shows — one regular has been coming back every month since the hotel opened.
The rooms are slick and spacious, even if the gleaming, luxe treatment might be a bit too ostentatious for some. Helping sell the property is independently operated Tartufo on the ground level. It’s one of the city’s very best Italian restaurants, and packs a specially imported oven for authentic Napoli pizza.
Time Out tip: Head right out of the hotel, across Wickham Street and down a small alleyway to find Ze Pickle, an ultra-hip Gold Coast import that flips some of the best burgers in town.