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Trendy Hotel Coming to Brisbane Development

22 March 2018 | Brisbane, Australia

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

Part of Shayher Group’s AU$1 billion (US$770 million) mixed-use Brisbane Quarter development along the Brisbane River, The Urban Developer is reporting that the hotel opening will mark the first five-star hotel to open in Brisbane’s CBD in 20 years since the Marriott Hotel opened in 1998.

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W Brisbane at 81 North Quay will include 305 rooms boasting views over South Bank and west to Mt. Coot-ha. The tower was designed by DBI Design Pty Ltd.

The hotel will also feature 595 square meters of pillarless ballroom space, which will cater to 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 – joining three others run by Three Blue Ducks in New South Wales.

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

Deloitte Access Economics has found that the conditions remain friendly for economic growth, which sets the scene for the 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 percent.

For more on this story, go to The Urban Developer.