$100 million Urban Resort: Brisbane’s newest boutique development opens its doors

$100 million Urban Resort: Brisbane’s newest boutique development opens its doors


October 2018
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$100 million Urban Resort: Brisbane’s newest boutique development opens its doors

After 18-months of construction, Brisbane’s newest luxury hotel has begun welcoming guests to what is being dubbed Australia’s first ‘urban resort’.

The Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley’s trendy James Street, more closely resembles a hotel you would find in Miami or Palm Springs than an Australian capital city. The open design is focused on letting the light in, with large airy corridors decorated by sunlight reflecting off the 27m long outdoor pool. A border of cabanas, as well as a pool-deck restaurant, make embracing the humidity and lounging by the pool even more inviting.

Designed by Brisbane architects, Richards & Spence, the hotel offers 175 rooms, including nine suites and two premier suites. The building also has capability to cater to events with up to 500 guests across a variety of spaces; including a grand ballroom, rooftop amphitheatre and outdoor terrace.

Hotel manager, Jeremy Nordkamp, says the opening sets a new standard for hotels in Brisbane, “the hotel will set a new benchmark for guest experiences through design, fashion and a high level of impeccable hospitality.”

Guests looking for some retail therapy are well greeted by a ground level retail precinct that features debut Brisbane stores by Baasike, Dion Lee, Venroy and Love Stories.

Food and drink interests are gratified with prominent Gold Coast restaurant owner Simon Gloftis’ Hellenika, the flagship pool-deck restaurant serving modern Greek cuisine from breakfast through dinner. Guests can also venture to the newly developed and adjacent micro-culinary-precinct, Ada Lane, which features five street-level eateries and bars.

The name Ada is a tip of the hat towards the hotel founders’, Cal and Michael Malouf, great-grandmother. The brothers also dipped into their Malouf ancestry for the name of their resort; Calile was their great grandfather who immigrated with Ada to Australia in 1892.

The Malouf brothers already own and manage some high-end assets (designer stores, restaurants and bars) along James Street. The journey into hotels was made after the pair saw a gap in the market for high-end  accommodation in the city centre that didn’t just appeal to the business traveller.

"We are very different from the other products that are coming into the market (like the new Emporium and W Hotel). We are at the other end of the spectrum from the big hotels. We definitely do have the resort vibe, with the balconies overlooking the pool. We want it to be a social place to stay." Michael Malouf commented.

Hotel bookings can now be made by visiting the hotel's official website.

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