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Business travellers' guide to Brisbane with a view

Things are looking good for Brisbane, from glamorous hotel high-rises and luxe riverside dining to speakeasy rooftop bars – and all paired with a killer view.

So if you're tired of staring at those stale conference PowerPoints, we've got a bunch of accommodation, watering holes and eateries with a vista that will rejuvenate those weary eyes.

Stay

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Cuvee Bar Sofitel Brisbane Central

Sofitel is a top spot for a snooze but not just because it has cloud-like beds. Here you'll find everything your home away from home might need from a swanky lounge bar and award-winning French restaurant to a rooftop pool – each with winning scenery.

The Meriton Serviced Apartments on Herschel St

Meriton Herschel Street

Meriton is a go-to hotel to rest your head after a long conference day. But before you do, be sure to pull back the drapes, fill up the bath and enjoy the skyline from your ensuite tub for a totally luxe experience.

Mantra Richmont Hotel

Boasting slick sophistication with a modish edge, this hotel maintains its regular Mantra quirks but has adopted a slice of its spunky Spring Hill surrounds. Venture up to the Terrace Rooftop Room and lay your eyes on this trendy urban pocket from above.

Drink

Bar Pacino

Bar Pacino

Adjoining the river's edge, this swanky bar doesn't have to be sky-high to offer an Instagram-worthy view. Come at dusk to see the sun fall behind the Story Bridge and watch as the sky switches on the stars with a fresh pale ale in hand.

Up on Constance

One of Brisbane's coolest rooftop bars sitting atop Tryp Hotel and Chur Burger (yum – put this one on your list too) is well worth the visit. Up on Constance is all contemporary glam with zesty cocktails and impressive views. Is that a winning combo or what?

Lennons Pool and Terrace Bar

Next Hotel

Ride the elevator all the way up to NEXT Hotel's glamorous rooftop bar. Sitting poolside at Lennon's you'll enjoy the resort vibe despite being smack bang in the middle of the city. What's more, they've got a great vista overlooking Queen Street Mall that's bustling with activity and brimming with heritage buildings.

Eat

Byblos Bar and Restaurant

Sitting at the far end of Portside Wharf, Byblos is an opulent Middle Eastern haven with a delightful backdrop to match. Order up the Rekakat (filo pastries filled with cheese and more cheese – delish), have a yarn with your delegate mates and take in the glittering riverside scenery.

Stokehouse Q

Stokehouse Q is a super trendy locale that dishes up Mediterranean cuisine and one heck of a view. Found alongside the river and in Brisbane's foremost cultural precinct, Stokehouse Q is the perfect choice for a pre-show dinner before strolling through the South Bank Parklands to catch a show at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Spicers Balfour

Spicers Balfour

You'll find this charming Queenslander-turned-hotel tucked away in New Farm's stylish suburbia. Plush velvet finishes and art deco surrounds are enough to make us want to dine here (and maybe even book a night) but likewise the views from the rooftop bar are downright fabulous.

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