Sunshine Coast hinterland accommodation celebrates local artists


Stunning artworks give new boutique hotel’s styling a unique local flavour.

HOLA Eumundi room.

A new Eumundi accommodation option celebrates the talent of Sunshine Coast artists with displays of their work.

HOLA’s Nicky Thomas said the boutique 15-room hotel was an accommodation escape created with a “whole lot of love and respect for local artists”.

HOLA (House of Local Art) has been a heart project,” Nicky said.

“We set out to curate a space that would celebrate the truly incredible creative talent in our community – the local artists and craftspeople, the makers and designers.

“We want guests to discover the work of local painters, sculptors, ceramicists and furniture makers, and have worked with the interior design team at CLO Studios to bring it all together.

External image of HOLA Eumundi.

“So, each room has its own collection of local art – canvases on the walls, hand-made basins in the bathrooms, ceramics on the benches, even quirky hand-made ‘do not disturb’ signs, alongside sculptures in the gardens and around the hotel.”

Nicky said 45 original artworks hung on HOLA walls with more than 100 individual ceramic pieces and 12 sculptures on display.

“The pieces on display range from immense artworks like the 30m x 3m walkway canopy installation or 100 individual ceramic birds that form the ‘Welcome Swallow Spirit Tree’ positioned in a giant silky oak, right down to the hand-thrown essential oil diffusers,” Nicky said.

HOLA is split over two levels with two buildings set on either side of a tropical courtyard and pavilion.

The rooms feature timber furniture, natural linen soft furnishings, bamboo and cotton throws, and the all-important artworks.

HOLA Eumundi artwork.

Nicky said each HOLA room was designed to connect with nature – either with a balcony overlooking the treetops or featuring custom-designed window planter boxes of tropical greenery.

There are various room options available, but for those wanting to treat themselves, the HOLA Suite offers luxurious relaxation.

Featuring a separate lounge/dining area that leads into the bedroom through fabulous artisan barn doors, a full-length balcony, freestanding bath and shower space, and styling that honours the natural surfaces, the HOLA Suite “epitomises contemporary bohemian chic”.

The hotel is positioned for visitors to enjoy the best Eumundi offers, next to the iconic Imperial Hotel, Eumundi Distillers and Eumundi Brewery and opposite the Eumundi Markets.

“We’re so looking forward to welcoming guests to our hinterland escape from the every day – to give them a chance to soak up the relaxed, creative vibe that is Eumundi,” Nicky said.

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