The GPO Hotel to Unveil Its Stunning Transformation

The GPO Hotel to Unveil Its Stunning Transformation

The GPO Hotel in Fortitude Valley is getting ready to reopen its doors on 8 July after a massive $9-million transformation.



The interior of the GPO Hotel has been completely revamped, creating new and exciting spaces for visitors to enjoy. The upper level will be home to The Gatsby, a luxurious lounge bar with plush velvet booths, elegant leather accents, and stylish brass features. 

The Gatsby offers a sophisticated and upscale atmosphere. One of the highlights is the restored original vault from 1887, now serving as a centrepiece. Alongside a wide array of alcoholic beverages and soulful tunes of saxophones, guests will be treated to a fantastic selection of cocktails. 

The GPO Hotel to Unveil Its Stunning Transformation
Photo Credit: Artesian Hospitality Corp / gatsbylounge.au

But that’s not all! On the ground floor, there awaits a contemporary restaurant known as TAMA. Picture a stunning double-storey atrium adorned with lofty ceilings and expansive windows, allowing the warm glow of natural light to fill the space. Within the captivating retro ambience of TAMA, patrons will have the pleasure of savouring a truly exceptional dining experience.

 The GPO Hotel to Unveil Its Stunning Transformation
Photo Credit: Artesian Hospitality Corp / tamadining.au

Executive Chef Richard Ousby, who honed his culinary skills at renowned eateries including the Waterside Inn in England and Quay in Sydney, has prepared an excellent lunch. Guests can experience mouthwatering pasta dishes, hand-selected seafood, and premium meat cuts, including a delicious two-kilogram Angus tomahawk and wagyu scotch fillet prepared to order. 

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The extensive wine selection of over 1,000 handpicked bottles, including exclusive vintages, ensures there is something to suit every budget. 



The project successfully blends modern finishes with the building’s original architectural elements, such as exposed beams, brickwork, and the Victorian Italianate facade, preserving its historic charm. 

In the future, the GPO Hotel plans to introduce The Tax Office, a lively venue perfect for post-work drinks and midweek dinners. With an island bar and comfortable lounge-style seating, The Tax Office aims to create a vibrant and welcoming space for patrons to relax and socialise.

Published 28-June-2023