Crystalbrook unveils second Cairns hotel, Bailey

Bailey brings art and culinary experiences to the heart of Cairns.

Crystalbrook Collection has welcomed guests to its second Cairns hotel, with the official opening of Bailey on 2 November.

Following on from the launch of Riley in late 2018, Bailey brings 255 guest rooms and residences to the Tropical North Queensland city with a focus on art and culinary experiences.

Bailey also offers meeting spaces for up to 150 people with a prime location on Abbott Street, just one street back from the Esplanade boardwalk.

Celebrating art

The hotel’s public areas are adorned with Australian art, while each of the 12 floors celebrates a different artist.

Bailey will also host an ongoing art program for Cairns locals and hotel guests covering everything from evening workshops to poetry recitals and dance performances.

For the launch, the hotel has partnered with Mainie Australia, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and TAFE to showcase the works of local artists and students.


Bailey features three restaurants and bars, each led by executive chef Tyrone Hunt and chef de cuisine Matthew Larter.

CC’s Bar and Grill is a modern take on the traditional steakhouse, featuring beef from Crystalbrook’s own cattle station, three hours inland from Cairns. The menu will also feature local seafood and a wine list feature more than 150 drops.

The Milk Bar is a throwback to the Aussie suburban milk bar, with jaffles, lolly bags and milkshakes on the menu.

Bailey’s Latin-inspired restaurant, Pachamama, will open in early 2020.

Other guest facilities at Bailey include a rooftop mezzanine pool and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Bailey is the second of three Crystalbrook Collection hotels set to open in Cairns. The final property, Flynn, is slated to open in April 2020.

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