Hip, new W Brisbane hotel to open in June

by James Wilkinson

W Hotels, part of Marriott International is set to shake-up Queensland’s capital with the opening of W Brisbane June 1, 2018.

The first five-star hotel to open in Brisbane City in 20 years, the opening of W Brisbane will mark the re-entry of the iconic W brand into Australia.

Located at 81 North Quay, W Brisbane will light up the Brisbane River foreshore, bringing bold design and playful luxury to the western end of the CBD.

With stellar views across Brisbane River to South Bank and Mount Coot-tha, as well as three happening bars and restaurants that will create a thriving local scene, W Brisbane will defy expectations and become a destination within itself.

W Brisbane will offer 312 stylish guestrooms, including 29 suites, two Wow Suites and the Extreme Wow Suite (the brand’s modern interpretation of a Presidential Suite) all showcasing views of the Brisbane River. The guestrooms are designed with custom furnishings and interiors inspired by Queensland’s heritage and laidback Aussie vibes.

Signature comforts will enhance the guestroom experience, including the plush W bathrobe, Bliss amenities and the famed W bed. Guests can kick back with their favourite tunes amplified by state of the art Bowers & Wilkins Bluetooth speakers or Netflix on the 55-inch LED TV, before stirring up a cocktail from the in-room W Mixbar. Complimentary Wi-Fi ensures guests are always connected.

The W brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, will ensure guests at the hotel have access to whatever they want, whenever they want it (within legal boundaries of course!). With a push of a button, the hotel team will transform guest dreams into reality.

A Queensland first, Australia’s much loved culinary crew, Three Blue Ducks are laying down roots up north with the launch of Three Blue Ducks Brisbane; W Brisbane’s Signature Restaurant. Mixing Queensland’s vibrant yet laidback culture with their legendary paddock to plate ethos, expect fresh, local and honest cuisine showcasing bold flavours and colours. The restaurant will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, with an evolving seasonal menu featuring the best of Queensland and northern New South Wales produce.

The Living Room (W’s take on the traditional hotel lobby) evolves from a serene spot to relax or meet during the day to a lively hub in the evening with a dedicated DJ booth, or guests can re-charge poolside at the WET Deck with a swim, an Aussie barbeque and a range of smoothies.

At the hotel’s AWAY Spa, guests can detox with a sublime massage, get a salon ready hair-do at Australia’s largest hair movement, Brisbane’s first Edwards And Co, a mani and pedi, facial or quick fixes. The spa’s relaxation pods, vitality pools, experience showers and salt inhalation chambers will leave guests feeling rejuvenated. Guests can keep fit 24 hours a day in the ultra-modern FIT gym with the latest equipment by TechnoGym.