Brooklyn Arts Hotel is an iconic institution located in Fitzroy. Dubbed by Design Files as “the most creative hotel hub in Melbourne”, Brooklyn has seen a vast mix of people through its doors and sleeping in its beds.

Brooklyn Arts Hotel was founded in its current form in 2006. Owner Maggie Fooke painted each room a different colour and decked it out with some funky furniture. Damien ran it as a boarding house prior to that. And before that, it was a Czechoslovakian men’s home, way back before Fitzroy had its current trendy reputation.
Brooklyn as a building has a wild and diverse history and in its current form has been operating for the last 12 years, but the building itself has been accommodation in various forms since 1901. In March, it will close its doors to the public. Known as a bit of an artist institution, its reputation is credit to the collective creative energy from people coming through its doors and investing in its ideas.

We acknowledge the location Brooklyn occupies in Fitzroy and on the land of the Wurundjeri people. Fitzroy and Gertrude St have been integral to the Black Rights Movement in Australia. We are allies in the continuing fight.


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