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68 rooms - we call them Cosy, Original, Creative and Meandering. Each one is unique.

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Three Bedder apartment at Hotel Hotel in Canberra. Short term and long term rental.

Apartment

We also manage apartments in the Nishi building. While our rooms are a cacophony of textures, the apartments are a blank space. The walls are white, the shelves have space for you to bring your own bits and bobs and make you feel at home.

$185 / Night

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One Bed lofts at Hotel Hotel in Canberra. Short term and long term rental.

Loft

And we manage split-level lofts just across the road and down the lane from us in the NewActon precinct.

$205 / Night

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Projects

As well as being a physical place, Hotel Hotel is a vessel for ongoing artistic and cultural creation. We make projects and programs in order to explore our interests, support creative endeavour and have conversations with others about things that are important to us.

Featured

A Lunch for ‘The Other Moderns’
(Eat Drink)
Sunday 12 November from 12PM to 3.30PM

Upcoming

Famiglia: Oh Holy Father by Chrystal Rimmer

Exhibition

When:Opens Friday 20 October at 6PM. On exhibition until Sunday 26 November
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free

In 2015, Chrystal Rimmer spent nine weeks at Ikuntji Artists, an aboriginal artists centre situated in MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory. Her experience sparked the creation of this new body of work, titled ‘Famiglia’.

Part of the Exhibitions series

Legendary by Sacha Pola

Exhibition

When:Opens Friday 20 October at 6PM. On exhibition until Sunday 26 November
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free

Painted works that serve as a series of philosophical ruminations by Canberra artist Sacha Pola that wrestle between the classical and the contemporary highlighting that many of the social concerns mused over by early civilisations are as relevant today as they were back then.

Part of the Exhibitions series

A Lunch for ‘The Other Moderns’

Eat Drink

When:Sunday 12 November from 12PM to 3.30PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Tickets $95, $15 of which will go to the Asylum Seeker Resources Centre. Includes lunch and a glass of sparkling on arrival.
Go:Tickets

A shared meal to celebrate 'The Other Moderns', a 300-page book of stories about little-known émigré architects, interior designers and furniture makers who fled Europe in World War II. With Mother Tongue and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Part of the Shared Meals series

‘New Documents’ by Bartolomeo Celestino

Exhibition

When:Opens Friday 1 December at 6PM. On exhibition until Sunday 28 January
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free

'New Documents (all true things are equal)' presents formally and poetically charged sequences of abstract natural constructs as part of a larger meditative practice by Bartolomeo Celestino.

Part of the Exhibitions series

Christmas lunch at Monster

Eat Drink

When:Monday 25 December
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Lunch is $170 and matching wines $65.
Go:Tickets

The Monster is cooking up nine courses for our shared Christmas lunch. Because they love spending Christmas day in the kitchen (seriously, they're really excited about the ham.) There will be all vegetarian options and the choice of matching wines.

Part of the Shared Meals series

Everything

One Day Shop

We see the architecture of our spaces as continuously evolving. Like any domestic space, Hotel Hotel continues to unfold and change by adding new public spaces, remaking old spaces and reusing in-between spaces. For us, architecture is perpetually unfinished, defined by the people who use it rather than by the people who created it. So that is why from time to time we change our Hotel Hotel library into a shop. A few times a year we ask friends who run shops that we like to come in and take over the library, transforming it to a one-day shop.

One Day Shop by Pan After

07.10.17

Shop

One Day Shop by Mr Kitly

11.03.17

Shop

One Day Shop by Perimeter Books

16.07.16

Shop

Cabinets

We are interested in people. Being interested in people means we are also interested in the objects people make and use. Throughout the ground floor of Hotel Hotel we have several glass cabinets that we use as small exhibition spaces. They are curated by invited curators, artists and designers. The cabinets are a study of human and natural life – artefacts that document our existence and tell a story about who ‘we’ are and what is important to us.

Rainbow's End

07.10.17

Exhibition

Not Wow

11.03.17

Exhibition

Bread + Honey

05.02.16

Exhibition

For School

07.11.15

Exhibition

Publications

The Other Moderns: Sydney’s Forgotten Design Legacy

14.09.17

Publication

Daily Rituals

Anthropologically speaking, rituals connect us to a culture, a sub-culture, maybe even a cult. We have always been curious observers of the repetitive and sometimes strange routines people practise in private. This fascination with human behaviour is the catalyst for a creative project and ongoing study of all the weird and wonderful rituals people do every day. For the project we have created a series of short films directed by U-P and Alyssa McClelland that re-enact the bizarre rituals of others inside the rooms of Hotel Hotel. We’ve also written articles, catalogued everyday rituals across cultures, studied tools and implements connected to rituals and have invited photographers to document their own rituals. We also run a series of live daily rituals events where people can come along and watch invited guests perform their own daily rituals in the public and private spaces in and around Hotel Hotel.

The Daily Ritual of Practise with Alyssa McClelland

25.07.17

Film

The Ritual of Burrowing into Bed with Alyssa McClelland

24.07.17

Film

The Ritual of Reading in Bed with Rosanna Stevens

28.05.17

Performance

The Ritual of Reading in Bed with Rhys Nicholson

26.03.17

Performance

The Ritual of Bush Bathing

19.03.17

Workshop

Le Corbusier's Daily Ritual of Calisthenics

16.06.15

Film

T S Eliot's Daily Face Painting Ritual

16.06.15

Film

Franz Kafka’s Ritualistic Procrastination

16.06.15

Film

Benjamin Franklin's Daily Air Bath Ritual

16.06.15

Film

Emily Bronte's Insomnia Ritual

16.06.15

Film

The Ritual of Limbering Up With Mike Whitney

02.06.15

Performance

The Ritual of Long Walks with Barrie Barton

09.05.15

Performance

The Ritual of Reading in Bed with Emily Sexton

03.05.15

Performance

Salon Gatherings

Hotel Hotel’s Monster Salon and Dining rooms are a reinterpretation of the suburban family rooms of immigrants in Australia post WWII. It’s a domestic place. At once a parlour for receiving guests, for talking art and politics, a living room for lolling around by the fire with friends, a place for listening to music, and a room for sharing meals. At times, we gather old and new friends here to exchange ideas and we host conversations, poetry readings and performances. Fittingly, we often share stories about immigration, about how immigration increases the textures and layers of a place’s cultural fabric. These are important stories. Especially in a time when the number of people displaced by conflict is at its highest since the aftermath of WWII.

Strings in the Salon: Winter

23.07.17

Performance

Shelter: Life on the Move

05.07.17

Talk

Strings in the Salon: Autumn

21.05.17

Performance

Lost + Found

07.04.17

Performance

Xylouris White

11.03.17

Performance

Strings in the Salon: Summer

12.02.17

Performance

Same Same Different

16.01.17

Talk

Same Same Different Zine

15.01.17

Publication

Strings in the Salon: Spring

18.09.16

Performance

Strings in the Salon: Winter

24.07.16

Performance

Strings in the Salon: Autumn

24.04.16

Performance

Recipes

Cooking. It's a universal language. Our recipes project brings together new ideas coming out of the Monster kitchen and bar. We also run workshops where people can come together to learn how to make new things that taste yum.

MasterCake

23.07.17

Workshop

Monster Recipes

07.05.15

Publication

Fix and Make

You can buy thousands of units of something from somewhere in the world. This is necessary to an extent for today’s populations. But still, we are anxious. Who made those thousand units? Did we really need to order that many? And what do these things even mean to us when we don’t really know anything about them? Fix and Make is a series of workshops and talks by Hotel Hotel. Through the practical, the experimental and the philosophical the program brings different people together to actively questions our relationship with and consumption of objects. Fix and Make invites individuals to reconnect with their hands. It encourages new learning through doing. Through the process of fixing and making we reckon we can gain a better understanding of how things work and apply this knowledge to other areas of life: to solve our own problems; to take control of our own resources; to break our dependence on manufacturers who create products with built-in obsolescence. The 2016 program brought together more than 60 collaborators to lead workshops and contribute to discussions from fields as diverse as neuroscience, art, design and craft, food, education, music, psychology and the environment.

Making as Meditation: Patterns from Plants

17.06.17

Workshop

Make Do: Jugaad

11.06.17

Workshop

Make a Swarm Trap

27.08.16

Workshop

Repair Remake Swap

09.07.16

Workshop

Make a Utility Apron

11.06.16

Workshop

Ghost Net Weaving

01.05.16

Workshop

Invent an Instrument

30.04.16

Workshop

How to Make Toys from Trash

20.04.16

Film

The Art of Kintsugi

09.04.16

Workshop

Oyster Appreciation

02.04.16

Workshop

Knife Making and Preservation

12.03.16

Workshop

Meet the Toymaker

27.02.16

Workshop

Toys from Trash

27.02.16

Workshop

How to Make Camp Furniture with Dale Hardiman

19.02.16

Film

For the Love of Things

10.02.16

Talk

Making as Meditation: Chopsticks

23.01.16

Workshop

Making as Meditation: Chopsticks

16.01.16

Workshop

Make Your Own Camp Furniture

05.12.15

Workshop

19 Objects: New Ways to Value

25.11.15

Talk

Ownership of Things

18.11.15

Talk

Make a Swarm Trap

15.11.15

Workshop

Reshaping Glass

14.11.15

Workshop

Exhibitions

While making Hotel Hotel we met lots of people making and thinking good things. Over time they became friends. We started an exhibition program where we presented the work of our friends. Over time this has grown into an annual exhibitions program that comes together to explore the human experience through the lens of local identity, objects and their meaning; the natural and built world; design experimentation and artisanal making. Our program is still made in partnership with old friends and co-conspirators but also emerging local artists (often self-taught and misunderstood). We also curate our own shows seeded from our current curiosities and thinking. Most exhibitions are installed in our own Nishi Gallery located in the gardens out the back of the hotel.

Porosity Kabari

09.06.17

Exhibition

Borrow Tomorrow

07.04.17

Exhibition

Coincidences

18.01.17

Exhibition

Swarm Trap

30.06.16

Exhibition

Perfect Imperfect

28.04.16

Exhibition

Brutti Ma Buoni

‘Brutti ma Buoni’ comprises of two works. A short film of Brutalist buildings by U-P and Coco & Maximilian and an accompanying sound piece by Speak Percussion. Together they work to observe and orchestrally arrange Brutalism. What can we see when we really look at these monolithic structures in detail? What do their rough textures, shadows and unadorned geometries reveal? What might these beasts sound like? Cavernous and vast? Drone-like? Repetitive? Hypnotic? Oppressive, optimistic or sublime?

Brutti ma Buoni Canberra

02.06.17

Performance

Brutti ma Buoni Melbourne

20.05.16

Performance

Object Therapy

Repairing. It’s something our grandparents definitely did, but something we are doing less and less. In today’s society repaired objects are often perceived as being of less value. Object Therapy was a project that challenged this preconception, celebrating repair as a creative process that can add value. Object Therapy was a research and making project that culminated in a public exhibition that encouraged us to rethink our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. It explored the almost forgotten role of repair in our society and its possibilities. The project was developed in collaboration with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Australian National University (ANU) and through a research-based approach it was an investigation into the culture of ‘transformative’ repair as practiced by local, interstate and international artists and designers.

Object Therapy Australian Tour

06.04.17

Exhibition

Object Therapy

30.10.16

Exhibition

Panel at ANU, Canberra

27.10.16

Talk

Panel at UNSW, Sydney

20.10.16

Talk

Shared Meals

Some people say there are some things that you should never talk about over dinner. We don’t say that. This project brings people together to talk about things we might not ordinarily discuss.

Monster Mash

25.03.17

Eat Drink

Martino Gamper Dinner

24.02.16

Eat Drink

Favourite building

'Favourite Buildings' is an ongoing research project that compiles our favourite buildings out there in the world. There is a definite bent towards brutalist architecture, modernist architecture and vernacular architecture. We're not quite sure where this will go but we're hoarders at heart so we'll keep collecting. One day it will make sense.

Favourite building

15.01.15

Publication

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