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What You Need to Know about W Hotel Brisbane

Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia, and one of its most popular. Visitors are drawn there for its year-round for it’s beach-perfect weather, outdoor adventure opportunities, culture food and wine. But you need a great place to stay. Find out all you need to know about the city’s hottest new hotel — W Hotel Brisbane.

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Once you step onto the property your senses are awakened. A staircase of timber river reeds leads you to the Welcome Desk and the Living Room (what the W calls their hotel lobbies). The scene is one that channels the Australian Outback complete with Earth tones, sedimentary layers, frayed edges and raw beauty. These organic formations draw out bold and colorful artwork from celebrated Australian artists including John Nicholson, Lucas Grogan and Reko Rennie. In the Living Room, find pools of color throughout intricately designed rugs while complementing walls echo the flora and fauna of Brisbane’s sub-tropical environment. Bench tops 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.


“W Brisbane is the first of its kind in Australia,” said Haldon Philp, General Manager, W Brisbane. “From the Whatever/Whenever service that drives the W brand, delivering whatever our guests want, whenever they want it, to event programming centered around Design, Music, Fashion and Fuel (the brand’s unique take on fitness) to coveted partnerships such as Three Blue Ducks, now is the time for a hotel of this caliber to come to Brisbane as the city enjoys its coming of age.”


If you’re working what to do before traveling there, check out the W Brisbane’s 312 guest rooms and 32 luxurious suites, which all come complete 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; a nod to Australiana throughout and a 10-gallon drum “outback bath experience.” The penultimate Extreme Wow Suite (the brand’s modern interpretation of the traditional presidential suite) on Level 33 showcases a limitless panoramic vista from the river to the mountains and beyond.


W Brisbane boasts three distinct venues throughout the property to satisfy any appetite. Three Blue Ducks, W Brisbane’s signature restaurant and a first for Queensland, mixes Brisbane’s vibrant yet laid-back culture with The Ducks legendary paddock to plate theme. Anticipate 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 you can savor sips from the Liquid Curator who will be mixing up an array of handcrafted cocktails nightly. Splash away poolside at the WET® Deck rooftop bar, and 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, you can revel in Queensland’s supreme riverside views with curated cocktails, Champagne, live DJ tunes and Aussie barbecue fare.


With all your indulging around the city and the hotel, you’ll eventually need a detox. Guests can detox. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul at AWAY® Spa, featuring a sublime treatment menu of Sodashi™ and Skeyndor™ facials and massages in addition to perfectly pampering beauty treatments. AWAY offers an escape from the outside world with vitality pools, relaxation pods, “His and Hers” salt inhalation chambers and aromatherapy steam rooms to enhance the spa experience. AWAY Spa will be home to Edwards And Co. hair salon with the style-centric hair haven making their Brisbane debut. And if you really want to take it to the next level, sweat it out at the hotel’s state-of-the-art FIT gym complete with Technogym® equipment and resident Personal Trainers.

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Photo: W Brisbane Living Room Bar (PRNewsfoto/Marriott International, Inc.)
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