Brisbane is the capital of Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’, which also means there’s a constant stream of business travellers. Among several great hotels here are five to ponder.
NEXT Hotel Brisbane
This hotel (pictured) offers city views, free WiFi and is located just opposite Queen Street Mall. Add a restaurant, fitness centre and a rooftop swimming pool with a poolside bar, and what other extras could you possibly ask for? NEXT Hotel Brisbane is about a 15-minute drive from the airport. There’s a 24-hour check in for your convenience and there’s also a ‘Transit Zone’, which has sleeping areas for a power nap, along with showers and free toiletries.
Stamford Plaza’s guest rooms are traditionally furnished with spacious sitting areas but the cherry on top after a long day at the office are the gorgeous views of the Brisbane River from Stamford. There’s a hot tub and a poolside terrace for you to relax and unwind. Stamford Plaza is situated in the heart of Brisbane and is only 300 metres from the Botanical Gardens.
As the winner of two categories in the 2015 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards, Emporium doesn’t disappoint. This luxury boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city’s stylish Emporium precinct, which is only minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. Some of the extensive services and facilities at Emporium Hotel include a stunning cocktail bar, gymnasium, a 24-hour business centre with internet access, express laundry service and iPads available for loan.
Spicers Balfour Hotel
Staying at the Spices Balfour Hotel in New Farm puts you right in the heart of Brisbane’s business district, while you experience 5-star boutique accommodation. Apart from all the comforts you’d expect to find at a modern hotel, there’s also an extensive range of massages, body treatments and facials. Not to mention there’s express check in and check out if you’re in a rush and need to be somewhere!
The New Inchcolm Hotel
The New Inchcolm Hotel in Wickham Terrace oozes elegance, sophistication and glamour. The charming staff and luxurious rooms await behind the heritage-listed façade of the building, which is steeped in history. The 1920s styled rooms feature free-standing baths, king-size beds and sofa beds.