Brisbane Gets First 5 Star Hotel in 20 Years


The re-entry of trendy W hotel brand in Australia is happening in Brisbane, with the trendy hotel opening on 1 June at Brisbane’s North Quay.

Part of Shayher Group’s $1 billion mixed-use Brisbane Quarter development along the Brisbane River, the hotel opening will mark the first five-star hotel to open in Brisbane’s CBD in 20 years since the Marriott Hotel.

W Brisbane at 81 North Quay will include 312 rooms boasting views over South Bank and west to Mt Coot-ha.

The hotel will also feature 595 square metres of pillarless ballroom space, which will cater for large groups of up to 450 guests, or it can be divided into three separate spaces for smaller events.

Marriott International, the owner of the W brand, said the new hotel would bring “bold design and playful luxury” to the western end of Brisbane’s CBD.

The W Brisbane’s signature restaurant will be Three Blue Ducks Brisbane – an additional restaurant to the restaurant group’s three restaurants in New South Wales.

Additional properties W Sydney at Darling Harbour will open in 2019 and W Melbourne in Collins Street in 2020.

Deloitte Access Economics has found that the conditions remain friendly for economic growth which sets the scene for continuing growth of Australia’s tourism industry.

Deloitte’s Hotel Market Outlook found that hotels across the country performed well during 2017, recording gains across key indicators. Room occupancy added one percentage point over the year to reach 68.5 per cent.

“Looking ahead, Australia will see a significant number of new hotel properties come online over the forecast period which will have a strong impact on trading conditions, and limit the opportunity to grow occupancy rates any further in the near term across a number of city hotel markets.”

Deloitte Tourism and Hotel Market Outlook

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