First Look: Inside The Star Brisbane’s Luxury Hotel At The $3.6 Billion Queen’s Wharf Precinct  

The grand reveal 

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 8th August 2023

Brisbane locals and future visitors alike have been waiting with bated breath for any news about the hugely anticipated $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct, and they’re finally ready for the grand reveal – literally. 

The Star Brisbane has provided a first-look inside its signature five-star riverfront hotel, which is set to become a new staple of our CBD skyline. Channelling the energy of our River City alongside Queensland’s subtropical vibrancy, The Star Grand Brisbane is home to 340 luxury rooms spread across two crescent-shaped towers at the heart of the Queen’s Wharf entertainment and leisure destination. Equal parts elegant as it is extravagant, opulence abounds in every detail of the resort. 

With interiors designed by leading studio Hassell, The Star Grand boasts river-view rooms, deluxe suites, and four skyline penthouses on the top two floors, which each have uninterrupted panoramic views across the Brisbane River and west to Mt Coot-tha. In fact, the entire hotel has been curated to maximise views from every angle and simultaneously reflect Brisbane’s relaxed character in floor-to-ceiling windows, extraordinary Calacatta Viola marble that mimics the ripples of the river, and bespoke botanical artwork. 

Guests of the hotel will also be privy to the Leisure Deck, which offers exclusive access to three stunning pools. The 12,000sqm open-air oasis will also house The Star Brisbane’s striking showpiece Sky Deck – a 250m runway of restaurants and bars floating 100m above the Brisbane River.

The Star Brisbane’s culinary headliner has also been announced as the first of more than 50 new food and beverage venues set to make up the 12-hectare precinct. Fat Noodle will be making the move to Queen’s Wharf from Treasury Brisbane, bringing with it celebrity chef Luke Ngyuyen’s popular South-East Asia fare, white continuing the restaurateur’s decade-long partnership with The Star across its Brisbane and Sydney resorts. Patrons can expect iconic street food dishes locals have grown to love, like the legendary 20-hour Fat Pho Noodles, fiery laksa and salmon sashimi, and Ngyuyen’s famous beef rib pho. 

Sports fanatics will also be quick to familiarise themselves with The Star Brisbane’s spectacular 732sqm Sports Bar, endorsed by homegrown heroes the Brisbane Broncos. With over 100sqm of mega LED screen and stadium-like surround sound, plus three exclusive VIP booths large enough to seat an entire NRL team, a visit here almost beats tickets to a game itself. 

The Star Grand is the first of four luxury hotels positioned at Queen’s Wharf from The Star Brisbane, which will be joined by an array of restaurants and bars, world-class entertainment, and luxury retail. Excited? Now that’s an understatement. 

The Star Brisbane is set to open in April 2024. 

By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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