The Calile and Westin open in Brisbane

Brisbane has welcomed another two additions to its thriving accommodation sector with the opening of luxury hotels The Calile and The Westin Brisbane.

Located in the centre of the James Street precinct, the 175-room architecturally designed The Calile draws on the enviable Queensland climate and tropical surrounds to deliver a resort experience in an urban setting.

The hotel offers a variety of meeting spaces including a Grand Room, which can be divided into four smaller rooms, plus two private rooms for more intimate events and dinners. The multi-functional spaces cater to everything from small meetings to conventions for over 500 people.

Westin

More recently, Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, opened The Westin Brisbane, marking the brand’s debut in Queensland.

Located in the CBD, the hotel features 260 guest rooms and 39 expansive suites with floor to ceiling windows.

Featuring 930 square metres of integrated meeting and event space, the hotel has a large ballroom, three breakout rooms and an additional boardroom all with glass to ceiling windows creating a bright and dynamic space.

The Calile and The Westin Brisbane are part of a wave of new four and five-star hotels opening in Brisbane as a result of the Lord Mayor’s Hotel Investment Strategy.

“Brisbane now has some of the newest four and five-star hotels in the country, including the recently opened Emporium South Bank, W Brisbane, Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane and Novotel Brisbane South Bank,” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said.

“In 2013, Brisbane was forgoing 121,000 visitors each year due to a shortage in internationally recognised, full-service hotel rooms.

“The city now offers a wide range of new luxury accommodation options for more than 8.5 million annual visitors, supporting our $6.3 billion tourism industry.

“Making sure the city has high-quality hotel options is important for the city to ensure we can continue to secure major cultural and sporting events, conventions, plus an ever-increasing lifestyle and leisure market.”

Both hotels prioritise wellness with signature spas and fitness studios, and add exciting new venues to Brisbane’s dining scene.

The Calile features a sophisticated Lobby Bar, award-winning modern Greek restaurant Hellenika by Simon Gloftis and a new laneway dining precinct adjoining the hotel, on Ada Lane.

Under the direction of The Westin Brisbane’s executive chef, Steve Sweetman, Eden’s Table restaurant delivers a stylish and sophisticated dining experience with a menu that celebrates locally sourced produce from ocean to paddock.

Named after Australian aviation royalty and Brisbane born pilots, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm, The Charles’ jazz bar provides a relaxing space for guests to enjoy a light bite with a coffee during the day or a cocktail in the evening.

The hotel also presents Brisbane’s first swim-up pool bar, Nautilus, serving light snacks designed to be enjoyed with a cocktail or refreshing juice or smoothie.