Brisbane Airport to get two new on-site hotels

By Chris Chamberlin, July 30 2014

Brisbane Airport is gearing up for two new on-site hotels from the Accor family – a five-star Pullman, and a 3.5-star Ibis property.

The $150 million project also includes a new Brisbane Airport Conference & Meeting Centre, a different proposition to simply meeting in an airport lounge or in the Qantas meeting rooms.

Located within walking distance of Brisbane’s domestic terminal, a short bus or train hop across from the international terminal and close to the Airtrain station for connections to the CBD, it’s also great for travellers arriving or departing on early morning or late evening flights.

The two new hotels add to Accor’s ever-growing presence at Brisbane Airport, with the existing Novotel Brisbane Airport hotel under the chain’s grasp, along with Qantas’ domestic and international lounges.

“The Novotel Brisbane Airport located in the Skygate precinct has been a major success with high occupancy rates and more than 350,000 guests since opening,” shared Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation’s CEO and MD.

“All indications are that ongoing visitor demand will ensure this new project will be successful.”

The Pullman Brisbane Airport is set to boast 130 rooms, including two presidential suites, 10 junior suites and 45 executive rooms.

For a relaxing day in the Queensland sun, a freeform leisure pool and a 20 metre lap pool are sure to satisfy, as will poolside daybeds.

There’ll also be a lobby lounge bar with space for up to 60 guests, 24-hour room service, a restaurant with seating for up to 152 people, and a private dining room for up to 12 patrons for more intimate events.

An executive club lounge and bar are slated for the top floor, with the hotel also squeezing in a business centre, an executive gym, poolside dining facilities and an entertainment area.

The Ibis Brisbane Airport will stand a little wider at 243 rooms, including 99 superior rooms.

Also on the agenda is an alfresco indoor/outdoor restaurant catering to 160 diners and a ground floor indoor/outdoor bar for 100 patrons, along with a cafe, bar and takeaway facility and a rooftop bar and lounge with space for up to 150 people.

Brisbane Airport’s new Conference & Meeting Centre will hold up to 600 people across a 300-seat pillar-less ballroom, eight medium-to-large conference rooms and four executive boardrooms.

In between meetings or presentations, guests can also venture out to an open-air terrace, or stop by the business centre to catch up on a little work.

Members of the Le Club Accorhotels loyalty scheme will be able to earn Le Club points on stays at the new Pullman and Ibis hotels, while also being able to trade them in for discounts on hotel nights or day visits.

Construction is planned from February 1 2015 with an expected opening date of November 1 2016.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!


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