Brisbane has scored itself a stylish new hotel, with Hotel X opening in the centre of Fortitude Valley on 22 February.
Part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the hotel was originally set to launch as Hotel Indigo Brisbane but the group has opted for a new name that better reflects the high-end luxury Brunswick Street development that houses the property.
Hotel X offers 146 rooms, a ground floor dining outlet, a rooftop poolside restaurant and bar with city views, plus a dedicated event space.
Hotel X general manager Mauro Leone is excited to welcome Brisbane locals and inter-state travellers to the hotel this month.
“The Hotel X team are looking forward to welcoming our first guests with the hospitality IHG is so well known for – with a daring twist,” he said.
“Just minutes from the bars of Howard Smith Wharves, the boutiques of James Street and the best experiences in Brisbane, Hotel X literally marks the spot.”
Events and dining
There are three meeting spaces on offer at Hotel X, combining to create almost 200 square metres of space.
Ghanem Group (Blackbird Bar & Grill, Donna Chang) are behind the hotel’s two dining concepts, starting with French restaurant Bisou Bisou, opening on the ground floor level on 22 February.
French for ‘kiss kiss’, Bisou Bisou will serve up modern twist on the traditional French-style brasserie, according to head chef Anthony Donaldson.
“From classic seafood bouillabaisse with a saffron rouille, whole roasted free-range chicken and confit duck with a suckling pork cassoulet, to delicious hors d’oeuvres and an oyster and caviar bar, guests will also feast their eyes on the freestanding rotisserie featuring locally sourced birds and game,” he said.
“Bisou Bisou will also boast an extensive fromage trolley featuring over twenty-five of the best French and Australian cheeses, as well as an indulgent wine menu.”
The restaurant also boasts a mezzanine floor, providing a dedicated function space for conferencing and events.
Ghanem Group will operate a Mediterranean rooftop bar and restaurant, Iris, with details to come.