W Brisbane, opening in March 2018, is now taking bookings for its 1,100 square metres of riverside event space.
W Brisbane is the first five-star hotel to open in Brisbane’s central business district (CBD) in the last 20 years.
The closest, largest, five-star hotel to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) and just 18 kilometres from Brisbane Airport at 300 George Street, W Brisbane will have sweeping views over the Brisbane River to South Bank and Mount Coot-tha.
W Brisbane general manager Haldon Philp says, “W Brisbane’s innovative event spaces and meeting rooms will raise the calibre of Brisbane’s business events offering to new heights, establishing the city’s reputation as a leader in the field – not just in Australia, but more widely across the Asia Pacific region.
“We’re looking forward to revealing the new hotel, which will be a game-changer for the conference, incentive and events market in Brisbane,” said Philp.
W Brisbane’s 595 square metre, pillarless Great Room will cater for large productions or conferences of up to 450 guests banquet style, or can be divided into three separate spaces for events of up to 150 guests. W Brisbane will be the only hotel in Queensland to feature built-in permanent LED screens, which can be used individually or pushed together to create one large LED wall to feature highly engaging content that pops. In-house projection mapping technology will bring banquet tables to life with striking creative or corporate logos.
With floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto individual outdoor terraces overlooking the Brisbane River, W Brisbane’s Studios and Strategy Room provide the perfect setting for intimate gatherings and meetings.
Each of W Brisbane’s event venues lead on to the contemporary Foyer space, where event planners can set the scene. Flooded with natural light from a skylight and boasting a wrap-around outdoor terrace and purpose-built bar, the Foyer is ideal for stylish receptions of up to 230 guests.
Guest can live it up riverside on the WET® Deck. This space offers a glam oasis in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD and transforms into an outdoor event location for up to 200 guests (104 seated). Here, guests can enjoy the view with Champagne and cocktails, partnered with Aussie barbeque fare and DJ beats, beside a 20-metre pool. This coveted space can also be enclosed with floor-to-ceiling windows for all-weather entertaining, with no compromise on views.
W Brisbane’s signature restaurant will redefine hotel dining and create a stand out culinary destination in Brisbane, featuring the freshest locally-sourced produce and an entertaining open cooking element. The venue showcases an unmistakable alfresco vibe, within an eclectic setting, that invites the Queensland outdoors in, catering for up to 158 seated guests. To celebrate the end of a successful event or to keep the party going, W Brisbane’s Living Room (the brand’s take on the lobby) will provide a perfect lively hub for evening drinks and music.
W Brisbane will have 312 guestrooms with custom furnishings and interiors, including 29 suites, two Wow Suites® and the Extreme Wow Suite® (the brand’s modern interpretation of a Presidential Suite), all showcasing stellar river views. Signature W comforts will ensure a luxurious business stay, including the plush W bathrobe, signature Bliss® amenities and W bed. Delegates can unwind with their favourite tunes amplified by state of the art Bowers & Wilkins Bluetooth speaker or films and TV shows on the 55’’ LED TVs, before stirring up a cocktail from the in-room W Mixbar. Complimentary Wi-Fi ensures delegates are always connected.