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
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 thejohnson.com.au. 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!