Stylish Bris­bane stays to warm up win­ter hol­i­days.

Bris­bane is set to re­mind vis­i­tors that there is more than just tem­per­ate weather to lure them to Queens­land all year round. Try one of these eclec­tic ho­tels for a dash of dé­cor that will daz­zle, top-notch pam­per­ing and cre­ative in-house food and drink op

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This 33-level whop­per sits on North Quay, with ex­pan­sive views of the Bris­bane River – and marks the W’s re­turn to Oz. The spa­cious (and space age-style) grounds in­clude Bris­bane’s first Three Blue Ducks eatery, a heated out­door pool, spa and sa­lon and a level-four rooftop gar­den with killer views.


The for­mer New Inchcolm Ho­tel and Suites was re­born in April as a rococo daz­zler with 50 rooms and a lot of at­ti­tude. It has been a pri­vate home and a med­i­cal prac­tice since the 1920s, which feeds into its off-kil­ter charm. The ad­ven­tur­ous dishes at in-house restau­rant Sa­lon de Co are at once sim­ple p and deca­dent.


It be­gan life in 1967 as the bu­reau­cratic Main Roads Build­ing, de­signed by Queens­land ar­chi­tect Karl Langer. Now The John­son is a chic, 97-suite play­ground for art lovers that plays with min­i­mal­ist, mid-cen­tury and in­dus­tri­al­ist in­flu­ences. Down­stairs, the Tum­bling Stone Restau­rant & Bar serves in­ven­tive dishes. From $259 per night; g book at the­john­ j

Through Au­gust 5, guests who book an overnight stay in a stu­dio suite also get two free tick­ets to GOMA’S wildly strange ex­hi­bi­tion Pa­tri­cia Pic­cinini: Cu­ri­ous Af­fec­tion as part of the Stay and See pro­gram.

There are seven suite styles that come with Ap­ple TVS, ipod docks, ipad minis, Ne­spresso ma­chines and a range of FREE PERKS, such as laun­dry, break­fast, happy hour, mini-bar snacks and even yoga mats.

LIV­ING ROOM BAR hosts a high tea from 7pm to mid­night on Wed­nes­days to Satur­days as a live DJ plays mu­sic. You can drop in any other time for cof­fee, cock­tails, cham­pagne and more.

Michael de­signed Klim the 50m ROOFTOP POOL, where guests can lounge as they en­joy bites from the bar menu and top up their tans in the warmth of the fa­mous Queens­land sun.

Guests won’t be able to pass THE CAB­I­NET OF CU­RIOS­ITY with­out stop­ping for a gape – and not just be­cause it’s in the lobby. It brims with a bizarre mix of books and ob­jets d’art that ref­er­ence the build­ing’s rich his­tory.

There are 312 GUESTS ROOMS with fun touches like a boomerang-shaped cof­fee ta­ble, VJ wall pan­els (found in Queens­lan­der homes), and metal­lic bath­tubs with wooden back­rests – a nod to those 10-gal­lon drums used in the out­back. plus: net­flix on the TV!

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