SPOILER ALERT!!! W Brisbane has just opened! W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, re-entered in Australia with the opening of W Brisbane. Owned by Shayher Group, W Brisbane is a vibrant addition to sunny South East Queensland in a stellar location overlooking the Brisbane River. W Brisbane delivers an intoxicating hotel interior design of fast-paced urban style and modern design all with a decidedly cheeky Aussie point of view aimed to keep up with the major luxury hotels of the world!
Brisbane is among Australia’s fastest growing cities, an ideal destination for W to bring its new/next lifestyle. Located riverside in the city’s Central Business District, W Brisbane celebrates the history of the famed region. The hotel embraces Brisbane’s connection to the Australian identity and iconic elements of Queensland’s flora and fauna with a laid-back vibe and a playful nod to ‘Brisvegas’.
Renowned Australian interior design agency, Nic Graham & Associates have brought their innovative hospitality design and custom contract furnishings to W Brisbane. The hotel brings to life the theme of “A River Dreaming,” an ode to its prime locale on the banks of the iconic Brisbane River, and the visual connection to Brisbane’s famed arts precinct.
A MAGNETIC WELCOME
From the moment of arrival, guests are greeted by the hotel’s sensory environment. A staircase of timber river reeds leads guests to the Welcome Desk and the Living Room (the W brand’s take on the traditional hotel lobby design). Earth tones, sedimentary layers, frayed edges and raw beauty associated with the Australian outback start from the arrival entrance and continue throughout the hotel’s public spaces. These organic formations draw out bold and colorful artwork from celebrated Australian artists including John Nicholson, Lucas Grogan and Reko Rennie.
The hotel’s Lobby Room, the pulse of the W scene in Brisbane, shows off pools of color throughout intricately designed rugs while complementing walls echo the flora and fauna of Brisbane’s sub-tropical environment. Benchtops and bar fronts are enhanced with forms inspired by curvilinear shapes and nearby water-worn clifftops. Blade grass border the expansive open space to immerse guests in an innovative interpretation of nature.
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W Brisbane boasts 312 guestrooms including 32 lux suites all brimming with river views and the latest in technology and entertainment. The rooms prominently feature a white wall inspired by VJ wall panels found on traditional ‘Queenslander’ homes.
312 guestrooms, 29 ‘exceptional suites’, two ‘Wow Suites’ and the ‘penultimate Extreme Wow Suite’ on Level 33 make up W Brisbane’s total guestroom offering. Each W guestroom features a plush W bathrobe, Bliss bath amenities and famed W bed surrounded with the latest in technology and entertainment.
From a 55 inch LED TV to the Bowers & Wilkins Bluetooth speaker, guests can chill out to the freshest new tunes before stirring things up with the W Mixbar.
PLATE TO POOL
W Brisbane showcases three distinct venues to tempt the appetite for cocktails and cuisine. Three Blue Ducks, W Brisbane’s signature restaurant and a first for Queensland, mixes Brisbane’s vibrant yet laidback culture with The Ducks legendary paddock to plate ethos. Guests can expect a fresh and seasonal menu, infusing home-grown inspiration into every dish.
Living Room Bar evolves from a serene daytime lounge to a glam cocktail bar by night where guests can savor sips from the Liquid Curator who will be mixing up an array of handcrafted cocktails every night of the week. Guests can make a splash poolside at the WET Deck rooftop bar as they soak up the heat on stylish sun lounges.
The pool’s sparkling surface reflects a mosaic of tiles reminiscent of the shadows cast by palm fronds. Day or night, guests can revel in Queensland’s supreme riverside views with curated cocktails, Champagne, live DJs and Aussie barbeque fare.
At W Brisbane hotel, 1,100 sqm of event space set the stage for electric and exhilarating meetings and events. The 595 sqm Great Room captivates on a grand scale as the sprawling venue celebrates the serpentine shape of the river and its ripple effect throughout the design. The ceiling sparkles with 260 twinkling lights reminiscent of a clear Queensland outback starry night.
Cutting edge statement lighting and four-meter LED wall panels will help guests showcase captivating presentations and displays and W Brisbane stands as the sole hotel in Queensland to boast these world-class audio-visual facilities.
W Hotel features a new day spa known as AWAY Spa, which features a sublime treatment menu of Sodashi and Skeyndor facials and massages in addition to perfectly pampering beauty treatments.
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