2018 Hottest New Hotel Openings

2017 was an exciting year of new Hotel openings, ranging from Hotels for the Corporate Traveller to International conference and apartment Hotels to add to our list for our clients travels, meeting and conference needs.

   

Throughout 2018 we will be even more spoilt for choice than ever with an extensive range of new venue openings and/or some of our favourites undergoing multi million dollar refurbishment.

With a range of hot new hotels recently opened or slated to open across Australia, our team have prepared an up to the date inventory of places to rest your heads, work interstate, launch a new product, re-ignite your sales meeting, client meeting, inner city incentive program or simply know the latest places to stay.

Here is a quick snapshot to keep you in the know…

 
INTERCONTINENTAL PERTH CITY CENTRE
815 Hay Street, Perth

Photos by Intercontinental Perth City Centre

Wrapped in layers of luxury – ideal for intimate groups, leisure travel and suitable for the most discerning business traveller.

Accommodation Rooms: 240 rooms across 16 levels, boasting a mix of classic rooms, studios or penthouse suites
Meeting Spaces: 4 dedicated meeting spaces ideal for intimate groups, boardroom, meetings, launches and leadership city retreats
Distance from airport: Perth airport is approximately 30 minutes drive 
Hotel Features: The InterContinental Perth City Centre is set on Hay Street within the luxurious King Street Precinct, within walking distance from His Majesty’s Theatre, designer retailers, cafes, city parks and the Swan River ferry options at Elizabeth Quay are only 600 metres away.

NOVOTEL MELBOURNE SOUTH WHARF HOTEL
7 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Mid-scale hotel ideal for business, direct convenient convention centre access or family trips staying outside the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

Accommodation Rooms: Featuring 26 levels with 347 accommodation rooms, suites and two-bedroom apartments all are sophisticated yet comfortable.
Meeting Spaces: The hotel is complemented with direct access to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the Southern Hemisphere’s largest meeting space.
Distance from the airport: Melbourne airport is located 25 kilometres from the Hotel
Hotel Features: The Hotel is Melbourne’s newest playground to meet, dine, shop & stay -according to Mr Glen ERICKSON, Hotel Manager.  It is a short stroll across the Seafarers Bridge connecting you to the heart of the City, Southern Cross Station, New Quay and Docklands. The South Melbourne Market is a 10-minute drive away, where you can find a culinary journey of cosmopolitan dining and farm fresh produce.

 

THE STAR GOLD COAST: STAR GRAND AND THE DARLING
1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Combining luxury and sophistication of a world class hotel with award-winning restaurants, lively bars, live entertainment – stage shows and concerts, plus the non-stop action of a 24-hour casino, convention centre and independently accessed 6 star offering.

 The Star Grand
The existing hotel at the Star Gold Coast has undergone an 18- month redevelopment and been reborn as the Star Grand just in time for the Commonwealth Games.

Accommodation Rooms: 600 rooms, boasting an opulent Penthouse, lavish suites with spacious outdoor terraces, Executive Deluxe Rooms, and Superior Deluxe Rooms are among the enhanced offering, which are designed to align to the Gold Coast’s luxurious coastal lifestyle.
Meeting Spaces: The Star Gold Coast possesses a multitude of flexible spaces that can deliver guests unique and memorable moments. The Star complex has six independent meeting rooms and the functionality to open up each area into a larger space, as well as its own Convention centre.
Distance from airport: The Hotel is approximately 30 minutes drive from Coolangatta airport or 90 minutes drive from Brisbane.
Hotels Features: The property is 9 minutes’ walk from the beach and is located in the heart of Broadbeach.  The Star Gold Coast will be the hub of all the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games action with live events, athlete appearances and much more.


Photos – The Star Gold Coast

The Darling
The Darling at The Star Gold Coast offers the perfect combination of boutique design and opulent luxury. The New tower complements the resort’s existing five-star hotel.

Accommodation Rooms: The Darling Gold Coast is a lavish new 17-storey all-suite hotel boasting 57 luxury suites from 70 to 328 square metres in size across nine suite types complete with butler service, bespoke fittings, and the finest amenities and finishes. 
Distance from airport: The Hotel is approximately 30 minutes drive from Coolangatta airport or 90 minutes drive from Brisbane.
Hotel Features: The brand new ‘six-star’ Darling hotel has luxury with a capital L written all over it. At the top of the 17-storey structure will be a high-end restaurant and lounge bar overlooking the infinity edge pool complete with ocean views.


Photos – W Hotels

W BRISBANE – SET TO OPEN JUNE 2018
81 North Quay, Brisbane City

Overlooking the Brisbane River, the sunshine state’s vibrant cuisine, culture, and nature are remixed with bold modern design, cutting edge technology and insider events synonymous with W Hotels.

Accommodation Rooms: 312 spacious guest rooms including 32 suites
Meeting Spaces: The hotel boasts 8 meeting spaces with fully integrated state-of-the-art audio-visual amenities via in-house table mapping projection technology and custom LED screens along with a brand new WET Deck, located beside the hotel’s pool, will provide groups with a brand-new space for riverside gatherings.
Distance from the airport: The Hotel is located approximately 20 minutes drive from Brisbane airport
Hotel Features: The W brand’s first opening in Australia, as well as the first five-star hotel to open in the Brisbane CBD for 20 years.  Think space-age lobby and an Extreme Wow Suite that crowns the 312-room tower. The contemporary complex will sit along the Brisbane River foreshore and will offer three bars and restaurants, a gym, spa and high-tech event facilities and an up-to-the-minute hotel App.


Photos – FV by Peppers

FV BY PEPPERS
179 Alfred St, Fortitude Valley

Urban retreat set in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan entertainment precincts, ideal for short term business or leisure travel.

Accommodation Rooms: 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
Meeting Spaces: No dedicated meeting spaces but ideal for business travellers or guests needing to stay for several days.
Distance from airport: The Hotel is located approximately 30 minutes drive from Brisbane airport
Hotel Features: The Brisbane’s enviable outdoor lifestyle is embraced with gusto at one of the best new Queensland hotels – the new FV by Peppers boasts views of  the Story Bridge and CBD.  You can work out in the state of the art gym or Yoga studio, unwind in the comfort of the moonlight cinema, enjoy the outdoor entertaining areas or a cocktail in the heated U shaped skyline pool.

HOWARD SMITH WHARVES – ART SERIES HOTEL – END of 2018
3 Boundary St, Fortitude Valley

The centrepiece of the new entertainment, lifestyle, and tourism precinct, located beneath Brisbane’s Story Bridge, offering a slice of riverfront land will be The Howard Smith Wharves and the newest Art Series Hotel.  This  $110 million urban renewal project will introduce a series of new restaurants, a craft brewery and an event space that will accommodate 1,000 people.

Accommodation Rooms: 164 rooms and suites
Meeting Spaces: The Howard’s Hall event space will be located in close proximity to the new hotel and will offer two river-facing rooftop terraces for stand-up events for up to 60 people.
Distance from airport: The Hotel is located approximately 20 minutes drive from Brisbane’s airport
Hotel Features: The boutique five-star Art series hotel will sit alongside an exhibition centre, urban chic restaurants, cafes, coffee-roasting and a craft brewery.

   

WEST HOTEL SYDNEY, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON
65 Sussex St, Sydney

Inner-city elegance close to waterfront serenity – practical for the busy corporate traveller.

Accommodation Rooms: The 182 contemporary rooms offer bold sophisticated spaces with all the expected comforts and boutique feel. Guest rooms include state of the art in-room entertainment systems, and spacious, practical work areas.
Meeting Spaces: 1 small meeting space the Telopea Room is versatile and suitable for small meetings, product launches, or a private dinner.
Distance from airport: The Hotel is approximately 20 minutes drive from Sydney airport.
Hotel Features: A sophisticated new hotel located on the western side of Sydney’s CBD nestled between Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, and Barangaroo

Finally, rumour has it… stay tuned for even more hotels coming soon …

2018 and Beyond…

  • Emporium Hotel Southpoint, Southbank Brisbane due to open mid 2018
  • Spicers Guest House, Hunter Valley currently closed for extensive renovations and luxury upgrades, ready to re-open as Spicers Guest House in the second half of 2018
  • Four Points by Sheraton Central Park, Sydney is set to open August 2018
  • The Calile Hotel Brisbane, Fortitude Valley set to open in September 2018
  • Daydream Island, set to reopen October 2018
  • Hayman Island rebranded InterContinental Resort currently accepting reservations from 1st March 2019 but hoping to welcome guests from late 2018
  • 8hotels are making a Sydney comeback, with more hotels planned including: Little Albion Surry Hills and another development in the heart of Pyrmont.
  • The Tasman, Hobart set to open late 2018
  • The Jewel Goldcoast set to open in 2019
  • Jackalope, Melbourne set to open on flinders lane in 2020
  • Queen’s Wharf Development, Brisbane with up to 5 new hotels including a Ritz Carlton owned property set to open in 2022
  • Bedarra, Mission Beach TBCThe new mainland accommodation is on the way.

Whether it’s boutique style, five-star fancy, inner city chic, cool coastal resort, outback beauty or multinational sleek, our Team are always on hand to ensure you are armed with the latest Australian venues, meeting and accommodation options.

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