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Review: The W Hotel, Brisbane

Welcome to Brisbane’s boldest luxury property, the opulent and somewhat eclectic W Hotel. It’s a glamorous addition to the Brisbane hotel scene and is very much appreciated by savvy travelers seeking a 5 star experience in the CBD.

From the moment you pass through the classy concierge space ‘Wheels’ and into the spacious ‘Welcome’ level their dedication to modern, eye catching design and showcasing contemporary art is already omnipresent.

Look around and account for the ‘River Dreaming’ concept theme that the architectural team incorporated throughout the hotel, from fluidly curved walls and halls to the gentle whirlpool swirls matched to the luxe underfoot carpets.

The W Hotel brand is an outstanding example and international leader in the realm of designer hotels and the W Brisbane is no exception. Enter into this ultra-cool, fashionable hotel, enjoy the high-end facilities and consequentially the numerous perks of a decadent stay in Brisbane.

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W Suites and Rooms

It’s all in the details. Every guest room will no doubt surpass your expectations of modern luxury and the array of suites will certainly W for wow you. If you’re fortunate enough to find the opportunity to book the Marvellous Suite just do it. It’s like stepping into a classy, new wave Vegas combined with a futuristically bold Queensland sun shiny shrine.

The suites lounge area is an evocatively comfortable space adorned with smooth sofas, ottomans and funky metallic /on theme motif printed throw pillows. Most of the interior here features mega views across the river too. In fact, the Queensland Museum, Art Gallery, Theatre District and the Southbank Dining Precinct are all within easy walking distance.

You’ll love the in room freestanding bar cabinet section too – go ahead and mix a martini or pour yourself a delish bellini. Freshen up before stepping out in what is quite possibly the most opulent bathroom you ever did see! Note, guests can set the suites lighting as dramatic or as moody as you like with the simple press of the button. Same for the automated double curtains, one flick of a switch to close and you’re into a deep dream encouraging slumber, another to open and in streams that gorgeous river side light!

It almost goes without staying the beds are truly heavenly, for one should never expect less from 5-star luxury. There’s state of the art flat screens TV’s in the bedroom, lounge and even the bathroom too. So, yes, the Marvellous Suite will match your in-house entertainment needs. Oh yeah, the sounds throughout the W Brisbane are created by the hotels resident Music Curator, tune in anytime and keep with the W’s always on trend grooves.

Note; If you stay here on business, I bet you’ll linger for leisure too.

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W Bars and Dining

On any given afternoon the Wet Deck on the fourth floor is humming with a splendoured blend of hotel guests and the after-work hours city crowd. The deck area is a curved plateau with ample seating that wraps the city scape views and the Wet Bar’s luxe troppo decorated interior seamlessly together.

Great for pre-dinner drinks, appetizers and group gatherings. It’s right next to the W’s remarkably glam pool too, keep an eye on the upcoming calendar of live music events to held here soon. Oh & here’s their yummy menu.

The incredible restaurant team from the Three Blue Ducks have effortlessly cemented themselves as fresh produce dining royalty in the city. The breakfast buffet will blow your mind with its selection of cosmopolitan food fare. From Asian congee bowls through to tropical fruit platters and a dizzying spread of mouth-watering cheeses, deli meats and pastries, plus cooked to order breakfasts.

Come evening, dine on char-grilled meats from the coal pit, fresh seafood meals and terrific vegetarian combo dishes! The Three Blue Ducks is definitely the place to make all foodie wishes come true. Ensure to start with organic breads from the wood fired oven and end with a winning desert such as the vanilla crème brulee with stewed rhubarb!  

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W Spa & Fitness

Sure, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all, but it never hurts to treat your body, mind and soul with some extra lovin’. Soak all your worries away in the therapeutic heated pools at the super sleek AWAY Spa. ‘Look good, feel better’ is (appropriately) the AWAY SPA mantra! 

Personally, I think the W Spa offers up Brisbane’s best wellness experience and I’d highly recommend booking in for a treatment package (whether you’re a hotel guest or day tripper).

Meanwhile, W’s FIT gym is filled with the very best of cutting-edge equipment, perfect for an energetic work out overlooking the city before sliding off to enjoy a deluxe massage.

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W Hotel – overview

The W Hotel Brand tends to appeal to the millennial sector; however, I think it’s the ideal city location for the savvy traveler who appreciates bold luxury no matter their personal demographic. It’s 5-star luxury arrival to Brisbane city is an extraordinary display of a designer hotel group at the very top their game.

By Roxanne Andrews

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