It’s time for Sydney and Melbourne to move over because Brisbane’s flourishing boutique hotel scene is finally putting our city on the map as a destination to visit. Following in the footsteps of so many other metropolitan cities around the world, Brisbane is going through a transformative period that has seen numerous next-level-hotels open across the city.
The recent opening of The Calile Hotel on James Street has sparked well-deserved local and international interest and has flipped the idea of traditional hotels on its head. The Calile isn’t your typical sterile, cookie-cutter hotel that lacks individuality. This ‘urban-resort’ has been designed to complement Brisbane’s year-round tropical weather, so prepare yourself for lots of blush shades, endless greenery and a dreamy poolside area you will never want to leave.
The Calile was a $100 million development designed by none other than Brisbane architects Richards & Spence, who also held the design reigns on various other projects on James Street and the Gold Coast. Upon entering this tropical 7-storey, 175 roomed paradise, you would be easily forgiven for thinking you were in Miami or Palm Springs. Guests have the option to choose from 9 different room styles ranging from essential and city view to poolside and deluxe suite. Each spectacular room is sure to delight guests with its impeccable tropical décor. Think: pastel pink and blue walls, coloured marble, gold accents and a touch of greenery.
The Calile has your morning to evening activities covered, so you won’t have to leave the hotel’s premises to be entertained. You could spend your day lounging on a cabana beside the hotel’s 30-metre pool sipping on cocktails or alternatively, there’s the option to head down to the Kailo Wellness Medispa. If you enjoy a good sweat session before indulging, The Calile also offers fitness facilities.
Hellenika, at The Calile, makes for the perfect food destination. The Greek sensation, which is also located on the Gold Coast, offers patrons traditional and innovative culinary delights. Hellenika also serves up some mean cocktails if you are that way inclined, and who doesn’t love a good espresso martini? If you desire a different location for your nightcap, you can head across to The Lobby bar for that whisky neat.
The Calile has well and truly answered us city-slickers’ prayers for a place to switch off, relax and feel like we are escaping the hustle and bustle of city life – all without leaving the city!
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