Brisbane returns to the Starwood map as Four Points by Sheraton opens

By Chris Chamberlin, March 4 2014

Today marks Brisbane's return to the Starwood map, with the Four Points by Sheraton opening its doors to travellers.

The first new-build hotel to enter the Brisbane CBD market in over a decade, the property features 246 guest rooms within its 32-storey city tower.

As you’d expect, each room sports the Four Points Signature Bed, while food and beverage needs are covered by The Eatery – an all-day restaurant, and Wrapped – a casual deli-style café by day and a bar by night.

Business travellers can make use of 312 square metres of dedicated function space, including Attitude – a covered rooftop venue offering views across the city and river.

Guests can find free wireless internet in the lobby, while Gold and Platinum members of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) will enjoy complimentary in-room internet access, along with other applicable SPG benefits.

To celebrate the return to Brisbane, ‘Opening Celebration’ rates are currently priced at $149 per night, which includes complimentary wi-fi (regardless of SPG tier status).

Additionally, SPG members can earn double Starpoints for stays booked until 3 September 2014, which can be redeemed for free nights or airline miles, amongst other things.

If you plan to redeem your Starpoints for a stay at this Category 4 hotel, a king or queen Comfort Room will set you back 10,000 Starpoints per night.

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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!

Qantas - Platinum

18 Jan 2011

Total posts 84

Awesome!

With the Melbourne announcements, it looks like SPG is in the running for me to replace Accor as a domestic chain of choice!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Nov 2011

Total posts 246

I hope SPG program goes strong in Aus and introduce an SPG credit card just the Amex SPG for the US.

The options to redeem the 1:1 miles transfer is really a good program and a chance for us to have an overseas frequent flyer program where we can transfer these points to (hint: AAdvantage or something else).

the current Amex MR to SPG program is really not worth it with 1 MR to 0.5 SPG points.

Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

16 May 2011

Total posts 116

Starwood is planning atleast 3 more Melbourne properties, bringing the Aloft, Four Points & W brands to Melbourne to complement it's Westin & Sheraton properties. Exciting times in Melbourne !

- The Westin Melbourne (Collins St, CBD)

- Sheraton Melbourne (Lt Collins St, CBD)

Proposed:

- W Hotel Melbourne (Bourke St, CBD) 

- Four Points Melbourne (Waterfront City, Docklands)

- Aloft Melbourne (450 Elizabeth St, CBD)

Starwood's growth in Australia is long overdue!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Nov 2013

Total posts 457

I didn't know they were planning more for Melbourne - this is good news. 

My global preference is Starwood as I've found the earn and redemption options exceptional. 

Sydney is going to be tough for a while from June as they kick off the (long overdue) upgrade of the Sussex St Four Points Sheraton. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Nov 2011

Total posts 246

Hey Chris - any contacts in Amex? How do we lobby Amex AU to introduce an SPG card like their US, Canada and UK counterpart?

Suggest at least $1 to 1 SPG points rather than the current $1 to 0.5 MR points to 1 SPG point?

Have a look at the AMEX Business Accelerator Card:

$1 = 2 MR points = 1 Starpoint


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