Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 352
Member since 12 Jul 2013
Total posts 28
Marriot is close to river, a bit of a walk to cbd shops though.
Member since 25 Mar 2014
Total posts 198
Westin is brand new
I haven't tried it but looks good and I dont think too young.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 14 Jun 2017
Total posts 50
the westin will be brand spanking new and likely have teething problems like anything else.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 5
The new Emporium Hotel in Southbank is great, excellent views of the city and kangaroo point from the terrace bar on the top floor.
Member since 01 Apr 2018
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 196
Would recommend the W or the Emporium in Southbank.
Member since 02 Jun 2015
Total posts 47
Westin Brisbane opens its doors on November 8th.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 376
W and The Calile Hotel.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 09 Aug 2016
Total posts 12
Brisbane's had a number of five stars hotel either open recently or will be opening soon.I'd try the W or the Westin.
Member since 02 Nov 2012
Total posts 39
I would stay at Meriton Suites, best views from the higher levels
Member since 10 Jan 2012
Total posts 104
What are their plans in Brisbane and do they mind walking? If they need access to public transport but also don't mind a walk I'd go with the Marriott. It's on the river (provided they get a river view room), close to buses and a 10 minute walk to the Queen Street Mall or Eagle Street Pier (for restaurants). The W is also on the river, closer to QSM but I've not heard anything great about it (ok rooms, poor service, average food in restaurants). The Westin hasn't opened yet, only some of the very top floors may have a river view but it will be luxurious. The Hilton is best for location. Stamford Plaza is old and has not aged gracefully. Sofitel is nice but no view. There's certainly a lot to choose from here.
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 118
The Marriott by far. Emporium is very funky/trendy but the rooms a little too serviced apartment in style and feel. It is in a nice little precinct with some shops cafes etc. They will def need a taxi to get into the CBD from Emporium. Barack Obama stayed at the Marriott if that has an impact on your decision. Marriott has the most refined service too. Make sure you get them a high floor, river view and a club room if budget allows. They will need a taxi to heart of the city, otherwise its a 20 minute walk at an average pace. They can walk along side the river which makes the walk much nicer. Westin I have no idea.
Member since 18 Dec 2015
Total posts 2
The new Emporium at Southbank is hands down the best in Brisbane. Great location with plenty of dinning options around Southbank. An easy ferry or train ride into the city or 5 minute cab. Views from the rooms are amazing with a rooftop pool and bar area. Not SPG but worth the experience.
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 Feb 2018
Total posts 37
Staying at the Westin on its opening night next week... will report back. Otherwise the new Emporium is fantastic, the W, The Calile, Ovolo Inchcolm and Art Series Johnson are all excellent choices. Those who say brisbane is lacking in the hotel scene must be basing this on a lack of Park Hyatt’s or something
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