Brisbane's new hotels
Brisbane’s new hotels
With Brisbane’s impressive range of accommodation options, visitors are regularly spoilt for choice.
Over the past five years 20 new hotels have been developed across the Sunshine State capital, offering more than 3400 rooms and facilities.
From boutique art-styled hotels to global five-star brands, and everything in between, after a busy day seeing the sights, you can rest your head comfortably in Brisbane.
The bounty of accommodation was part of the Future Host Commission considerations for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In the Brisbane region’s feasibility study, it commended the existing properties available.
Brisbane has been undergoing a tourism-development boom that is ongoing. More than $15 billion in transport and tourism projects are underway or in planning.
The $3.6 billion Queens Wharf development is under construction. It promises more than 1000 additional four-and five-star hotel rooms across high-profile marques The Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood, Dorsett and two hotels from The Star.
These complement the recent arrival of international brands including W Hotels, Sage, TFE Hotel Collection, Westin, Hotel Indigo and SwissBelhotel.
Here are some of the great and diverse hotel offerings in Brisbane.
Billed as “somewhere decadent, somewhere different, somewhere wild” this 146-room InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) hotel is the first of its brand in the world.
It is located on the main street of entertainment precinct Fortitude Valley, close to bars and restaurants, and also Brisbane’s best art galleries.
Hotel X rooms feature contemporary geometric design and furnishings with striking photographic artworks by Justin Nicholas.
Inside, guests can prepare themselves for the day or night ahead with Karl Lagerfeld amenities, Dyson and GHD styling devices, and Lavazza espresso machines.
Hotel X opened in 2020.
Located in one of the most thriving parts of Brisbane, the Howard Smith Wharves, the Crystalbrook Vincent is a one-of-a-kind.
The contemporary building is nestled into the rock walls of Petrie Point and huddled under Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge.
Inside it is bedecked with more than 500 spectacular hyper-realistic artworks from Australian portrait master artist Vincent Fantauzzo.
Across its 166 rooms, rooftop bar, rooftop pool and venues, the Crystalbrook Vincent is bright and colourful and offers views over the Brisbane River and the bustling entertainment and leisure precinct.
Emporium Hotel South Bank
Opened in 2018, the boutique Emporium Hotel South Bank offers sweeping views over the Brisbane skyline from its key location next to popular South Bank.
A shimmering façade by renowned artist Ned Khan highlights its place on Grey Street, adjacent to the South Bank train station.
Its rooftop zone is one of the city’s best, where you can lounge and watch over the bustle of the city from the 23-metre infinity-edge pool.
There are 143 rooms and suites within. They all feature in-room automation with Bose audio and high-definition televisions.
One of the most striking additions to the Brisbane hotel scene, The Calile opened its doors in 2018.
The building is a modern curved concrete design by local architects Richards and Spence that has been featured in the pages of architecture magazines around the world.
Set around a tiled pool made for lounging – there are cabanas around it for this very purpose – The Calile is an oasis from its energetic surroundings on James Street. This is Brisbane’s premium boutique shopping and dining zone.
In the 175 rooms contemporary fittings and furnishings offer a clean and comforting space to relax, before you visit the precinct restaurants and bars.