Hotelling is a cultural experience you need to check out this November

The penthouse at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise will be transformed into the grandest of stages for a contemporary cultural experience like no other this November.

After thrilling locals last year at QT Hotel, Hotelling is making a return to the Gold Coast from November 1 -5.

This time, the two hour part performance, part dinner party is set in the intoxicating world of ‘Richard Hightower’, one of the world’s richest businessmen who is celebrating his 118th birthday.


Audience members will feast on Hightowers’ intriguing tale, while enjoying sumptuous bites and sommelier-curated wines from Peppers’ hatted restaurant, Seaduction.


Stephanie Pickett – Hotelling | PHOTO: Supplied by Bleached Arts © Claudio Kirac

Co-curator David Pledger described the Hotelling experience as “an alchemy of contemporary art and cultural hospitality”.

“If you took a twist of Jay Gatsby, an inch of JG Ballard and a shot of Margaret Attwood and mixed it in a cocktail of cold hard cash, that’s the kind of sensory swallow you experience at a Hightower happening.”

Co-curator Louise Bezzina told myGC locals and visitors have demonstrated an insatiable appetite for unique cultural experiences such as Hotelling.

“In its premiere year, travellers, thrill seekers and local culture vultures relished the opportunity to immerse themselves in 48-hours of unpredictable art and performance, crisscrossing the corridors, cocktail bars and clandestine corners of QT Gold Coast.

“This year the only way is up, and we’ve assembled an eclectic ensemble of truly adventurous Australian artists, led by the fearless Todd MacDonald as our beguiling host, to throw a salacious, over-the-top penthouse party unlike anything the Gold Coast has ever seen.”

Hotelling is on for a limited and exclusive season from November 1 -5, with two sittings per day day at 5-7pm and 8-10pm. Tickets are $150 and include food and drink from Seaduction. Guests must be 18+ to attend. For more information, visit: