Hyatt set for a Queensland return in Brisbane

by James Wilkinson

Hyatt has announced plans for the first ever Hyatt hotel in the Brisbane area, marking the return of a Hyatt-branded hotel to Queensland.

Located in the Woolloongabba suburb, the Hyatt Place hotel is expected to open in 2023 at the internationally award-winning and state-of-the-art AUD$700 million South City Square precinct.

David Udell, Hyatt’s group president, Asia Pacific, signed the agreement with Pellicano and Perri Projects – the joint-venture development partners behind South City Square – at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Tuesday, 30 April, ahead of the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE).

Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square hotel is expected to feature 170 rooms and provide guests with a stylish and seamless experience, including a rooftop pool and bar, a 24-hour grab-and-go food market, as well as a café, lobby lounge and fitness centre.

“We’re proud to work with Pellicano and Perri Projects to bring the Hyatt Place brand to Brisbane for the first time, marking Hyatt’s return to the Queensland market and into a dynamic and fast-emerging community,” Udell said.

“Woolloongabba is a hotspot for major sporting, entertainment, tourism, commercial and medical areas in Brisbane, and we look forward to giving professionals and leisure travellers a relaxed, high-quality hotel experience within South City Square’s vibrant, inner-city lifestyle hub.”

When complete, South City Square will also be home to 850 architecturally designed apartments, a Readings Cinemas, a Woolworths supermarket, health and wellness facilities, offices, a childcare centre, as well as leading shopping, dining, cafés, and boutique retailers.

South City Square recently took out Residential Property and Mixed-Use Project at the 2019 International Property Awards, to be formally presented in Bangkok in May 2019.

Pellicano Managing Director Nando Pellicano said the announcement of Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square demonstrates the world-class calibre of the precinct.