The doors have opened at HOLA, a boutique hotel accommodation that celebrates the talent of local artists, nestled in the heart of the Eumundi village.
Head Honcho at HOLA, Nicky Thomas is excited to welcome guests to the 15-room accommodation escape she says has been created with a whole lot of love and respect for local artists.
Indeed, ‘HOLA’ comes from ‘House of Local Art’.
“HOLA has been a heart project, “Nicky says “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, “she says. “So, each room has its own collection of local art – canvases on the walls, handmade 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 proudly shares that there are some 45 original artworks hanging on the walls of HOLA, more than 100 individual ceramic pieces and 12 impressive sculptures.
“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 says.
HOLA is split over two levels with two beautiful buildings set on either side of a tropical courtyard and pavilion. The rooms are contemporary chic with a Eumundi laid- back spirit, featuring authentic timber furniture, natural linen soft furnishings, bamboo and cotton throws, and the all-important artworks.
Nicky says each HOLA room has been 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 really treat themselves, there’s the HOLA Suite – for luxurious relaxation. Featuring a separate lounge/ dining area which leads into the bedroom through fabulous artisan barn doors; a full-length balcony; freestanding bath and shower space; and a styling that truly honours the natural surfaces , the HOLA Suite epitomises contemporary bohemian chic.
The hotel is positioned perfectly to soak up the very best Eumundi has to offer, next door to the iconic Imperial Hotel, Eumundi Distillers and Eumundi Brewery and across from the world-famous Eumundi Markets.
“We’re so looking forward to welcoming guests to our hinterland escape from the everyday – to give them a chance to soak up the relaxed creative vibe that is Eumundi“, says Nicky.