Why this Australian hotel earned environmental certification

The property joins a group of sustainable buildings certified to the EarthCheck Building Planning and Design Standard, with the exclusive EarthCheck science inside. (The property joins a group of sustainable buildings certified to the EarthCheck Building Planning and Design Standard, with the exclusive EarthCheck science inside.)

Even before opening, the Emporium Hotel Southpoint received the EarthCheck Design Certification, the first project in Australia to achieve this status. With the EarthCheck Design Certification, the property joins a group of sustainable buildings certified to the EarthCheck Building Planning and Design Standard, with the exclusive EarthCheck science inside.

EarthCheck is a scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. EarthCheck’s certification is awarded to projects that demonstrate that match or exceed current industry best practice performance levels. The EarthCheck Design Certification also demonstrates compliance to best practice planning, design and construction practices in elements such as energy, water, transport, material selection, ecology and social, economic and cultural well-being.

Sister to the Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley, Emporium Hotel Southpoint is slated to open in mid-2018. It will have 143 suites, Belle Epoque Patisserie, restaurant and Sky Bar, overlooking an infinity edge pool with views to Brisbane’s CBD and beyond.  Two hundred and 17 residential apartments are located in the same tower as the hotel.The Emporium Hotel at Fortitude Valley already achieved GOLD STATUS through EarthCheck. It remains the only hotel in Queensland to achieve this status, and is one of only five in Australia. In addition, the hotel recently won Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel at the 2017 World Travel Awards for the third year.