W Brisbane is the first five-star hotel to open in the Queensland capital in 20 years. Located at 81 North Quay, W Brisbane, which opened in June 2018, lights up the Brisbane River foreshore and shakes up the city known affectionately as Bris-Vegas with its beautiful, bold design.
Affording expansive views across the Brisbane River to South Bank and Mount Cooth-tha, the luxury hotel has 312 stylish guest rooms, including 29 suites, two ‘Wow Suites’ and the ‘Extreme Wow Suite’, the W brand’s modern take on a Presidential Suite.
The dynamic bars and restaurants at the hotel include W Brisbane’s Signature Restaurant, Three Blue Ducks Brisbane, ‘The Living Room’ hotel lobby hub and the WET Deck where guests can swim, enjoy an Aussie barbecue and range of smoothies. wbrisbane.com
The Sage Hotel James Street is a contemporary hotel situated in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland. Providing 93 guest rooms built around the iconic Queens Arms Hotel, the Sage Hotel seamlessly combines the traditional facade with modern hotel interiors.
The hotel is situated close to Brisbane’s CBD, Chinatown and the city’s art precincts, parks and gardens. Take the short 3km walk to New Farm Park, with beautiful gardens bordering the Brisbane River and the Powerhouse Museum, an arts centre on the eastern end of the park. A 24-hour reception, valet parking, free gym and pool access, along with a complimentary city chauffeur in their very own Mercedes-Benz E-Class is also supplied. nexthotels.com
The Gambaro Hotel is Brisbane’s only luxury hotel accommodation in Caxton St, Paddington. Designed by Hirsch Bedner, the Gambaro offers 68 rooms with nine different room types, including five premium suites and two, two-bedroom Signature Suites.
All of the rooms feature bespoke furniture and fittings, warm tones and beautiful beds from Sealy’s Exquisite Collection – the first hotel in Australia to have them – as well as the latest in-room technology.
Guests who step out of their room will also discover Gambaro Restaurant, a multi-award winning restaurant boasting fine seafood from succulent mud crab to green lobster straight from the tank, Moreton Bay bugs plus added delicacies such as Tasmanian oysters.
Paleo types will also appreciate the proximity of Gambaro’s Black Hide Steakhouse Restaurant across the road, as it offers one of the best beef ranges of any restaurant in Brisbane. gambarohotel.com.au