EAST Hotel

Kingston, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

EAST Hotel is a boutique hotel, situated on Canberra Avenue. The six-story hotel has 140 rooms in various studio and apartment-style combinations, catering for overnighters, business guests and families.

The client and architect envisioned the hotel as a sophisticated and intimate space, with edgy, tactile finishes and a relaxed ambience.

The spacious, soaring atrium houses Reception, where both natural and installed lighting provides a warm relaxing atmosphere. The transparent, layered design is visible throughout the hotel with the prominent use of glass interconnecting spaces. Textured finishes are layered using large graphics, recycled timber and black ceilings with small holes for a ‘limitless sky’ effect. Balancing the rich, dark materials are bright, modern furnishings, artistic and quirky touches and a video installation artfully projected on a towering wall. Art is a central feature of the hotel with works from local artists on display throughout the public spaces.

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State Award for Commercial Architecture, RAIA ACT 2013

State Award for Interior Architecture, RAIA ACT 2013

Bisa Property
Project Status
Completed, 2009-2012
Key Consultants
Sellick Consultants, AWT Consulting Engineers, John Raineri and Associates, Sally Hieatt Interiors
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