Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 344
The SPG group says the W brand caters to millenials and judging from how they name and design their products it certainly looks like it. Have you guys stayed at a W hotel and found it not to your taste? I am considering booking it for my visiting brother and grandparents.
Member since 23 Dec 2017
Total posts 90
W is definitely suited to the younger clientele. I love it but I am not sure your grandparents would find it appealing unless they enjoy quirky design etc
Member since 23 Oct 2015
Total posts 36
We're over 50 and stayed in W's in Singapore, New York and elsewhere and loved them. If you want to stay in "American-Beige' chain hotels, then this is not for you. It is for people that don't want the same-old, same-old and like quirky/different.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,293
If you're after somewhere luxurious and fresh but a bit less quirky, you might want to look at the Sofitel.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 210
I don't think the W will be to their tastes. I'd suggest Sofitel, Marriott, Treasury,or - if the visit is not until mid-November or later, the all-new Westin.
Originally Posted by John Phelan
Being mariott/spg loyalist, westin and mariott seems like a great choice. I just wanted to consider the W given that its newly constructed. I'm looking for more of a luxury hotel and i am guessing the westin would be the more premium option?
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 Feb 2018
Total posts 32
Most suggestions on here so far are a bit boring and derivative, if reliably comfortable. Brisbane has had a host of new 5 star hotels open recently and I’ve stayed at most, and would particularly recommend Spicers Balfour in New Farm, The Emporium in South Bank, and Ovolo Inchcolm. The Calile on James St also looks lovely though I am yet to stay there. All are five star designer / boutique smaller luxury hotels.
I’ve also stayed at The W in Brisbane but would agree it’s aimed at a younger demographic, however it’s still very nice and people of all ages would enjoy staying there. It has unrivalled views too
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 135
I know Brisbane well and here are some personal views:
The new Emporium is in south bank, which i’d say is in the middle of lots of areas of interest for any visitor to brisbane, including older people. Loads of restaurants and cafes around too.
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Does the W brand suit older people (not just millennial)
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