The Imperial Hotel

Colour and pleasure

Imperial Hotel Erskineville is a "pleasure palace”. This project represents the re-launch of one of Australia's most respected LGBQTI refuges. As a cultural icon, it was the birthplace of the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and plays a key role in the Sydney community as a historic space for theatre and events. For this ‘scandalous’, inclusive and fantastic space, the firm Alexander & Co chose glass surfaces, steel structures and skylights, masonry, arches and custom tiling. Between the variety of colours and shapes is the significance of its legacy, the shadow of history projected on its surfaces.