Brisbane Staycations | New Wave of luxury hotels.

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Brisbane Staycations | New Wave of luxury hotels.

In desperate need for a holiday but can’t seem to find time (or funds) for a luxurious getaway? That’s not a problem anymore! Brisbane is booming with new, boujee, luxury hotels perfect for your next #staycation.

W Brisbane

It’s time to strip off your power suits, slip into your bathing suits and get into that sunshine state of mind at W Brisbane.

This quirky hotel is located at the heart of the city on the edge of the iconic Brisbane River. Prepare to feel transported to another country with the W Brisbane’s exceptional design and contemporary luxury.

Start off your vaycay at the WET Deck with dip in the pool or a cocktail (or two) from the bar before glamming up for an evening at the Living Room Bar.

Or head on over to Three Blue Ducks and experience local food at its finest while you enjoy the picturesque view of the city before you.

If you are in the mood to impress your palate and date then sip and savour Persone by Gambaro, Italian fare overlooking the Brisbane river. Does life get any better? #thegoodlife

The Westin Brisbane

If you’re looking for an urban retreat, you should be booking a room at The Westin Brisbane.

Destress yourself and revive your spirit at their signature Heavenly Spa or sweat off the stress at their 24-hour Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio.

The hotel’s dining venue is foodie heaven, offering a live interactive kitchen, you’ll definitely experience a truly personalised dining experience. Did we mention they have a swim-up pool bar? Yes. I repeat. A SWIM UP POOL BAR.

Nautilus, is Brisbane first ever swim up pool bar, featuring a 300-square-metre swimming poor with three bar stools where you can sip on a cocktail while being submerged in the cool waters.

Emporium Hotel

Enjoy a life of luxury at the Emporium and intoxicate yourself with their subtropical luxe feel.

Have #ExquisiteStays at this iconic boutique luxury hotel. You’ll be captivated by their bespoke Queensland theme design with impeccable service standards.

Treat yo’self with a little piece of Paris as you savour a delicious patisserie-style breakfast and bistro lunch with irresistible selections of tarts and gateaux.

Head over The Terrace, South Banks only rooftop bar, and take in the most spectacular, panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city and beyond.

If you end up craving a late-night snack or feel like having a luxurious Netflix and chill night in, you can always indulge in a delicious selection of modern and classic dishes to be enjoyed in ultimate comfort, around the clock, with their in-suite dining option.

The Calile

Truly escape the busy buzz of Brisbane while still enjoying the warm, sunny, Brisbane weather.

This urban resort takes on inspiration from other hot climate cities, creating a minimalistic and dreamy look.

This place offers major lazy day poolside vibes, you might get swept away by the breeze and plopped down into a cabana where you’ll be dreaming of palm trees for days.

As night falls feast on authentic Greek cuisine at Hellinka. With fresh produce and a curated selection of wine, this place will transport you to your dream Greek getaway.

Marriott Brisbane

The Marriot is revamping their rooms and will soon be opening their doors to anyone looking have their staycation dreams come true.

Live the life of a local Brisbane aristocrat and spend a couple of nights at Marriott Brisbane.

Unwind on pillow top beddings and prepare for the day in marble bathrooms before catching up with friends at afternoon tea.

For dinner, dine at Motion Bar & Grill and stuff your face with freshly caught seafood and steak cooked to perfection.


If you’re looking to discover more of what Brisbane has to offer but can’t deal with trying to find a car park, then book a stay at Novotel in South Bank.

Novotel South Bank is perfectly placed close to the Brisbane River with stunning views of Brisbane’s lush parklands and superb dining hubs.

Get the chance to check out the galleries or splash around riverbank Streets Beach.

If you get tired of exploring, Novotel offers an outdoor pool for you to laze around or re-energise yourself in their fitness centre.

You may be a Brissy local, but Novotel South Bank will help you see the city with fresh eyes.

Ovolo Fortitude Valley

A design-seeker’s wonderland, Ovolo The Valley is inspired by the creative and cultural fabric of Fortitude Valley where art, music and pop culture collide. Cast yourself into their whimsical oasis.

This hotel provides free breakfast, free social happy hour, free self-service laundry, free supervised Wi-Fi, all day snacks, a free 24-hour gym, and a free in-room mini bar. If you didn't like perks before, you do now!

If you're blinking twice and thinking 'Hey, this looks familiar!', you have a good eye! Yes, this space was once Emporium Hotels but has had a magical facelift and become Ovolo Fortitude Valley! We love a good makeover!

Howard Smith Wharves Art Series Hotel

If you've recently walked by the Brisbane river, you may have noticed the construction happening under the Story Bridge, and if you've been keeping up you may have already had a couple of refreshing beers at Felons Brewing Co. or had a spritzy cocktail at Mr Pericivals. Well, Howard Smith Wharves keeps providing the good as they introduce their newest luxury hotel.

Their luxury 5-star hotel will provide stylish and comfortable accommodation at Howard Smith Wharves. It will also feature a pool terrace, and bar, as well as retail and a restaurant on the lower level.

Sometimes the best places are right outside your front door! Who needs an overseas trip when you’ve got these local delights, am I right?

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Ysabelle Alesna

Out in the beaches of Australia, you can find this charismatic girl laying in the sand with a sangria in one hand and her book in the other. If she's not at the beach, you can catch her on the hunt for the best tacos in Brisbane. She's a sucker for romance or fiction books, but also enjoys her true crime and murder podcasts.