The Calile Hotel, Brisbane’s most anticipated new address, has officially opened its doors as Australia’s first urban resort. With an award-winning restaurant, cocktail bar, day spa and fashion boutiques within the hotel, guests have the world on their doorstep. Located in the heart of the James Street precinct, the175 room new build hotel is managed by TFE Hotels under the TFE Hotels Collection brand.
TFE Hotels Chairman Allan Vidor said The Calile Hotel was the most anticipated hotel opening in Brisbane this year. “It brings together all the best things that Brisbane has to offer – its subtropical climate, a relaxed yet sophisticated setting and an array of forward-thinking fashion boutiques and dining offerings including our new Lobby Bar, all set against the urban streetscape of James Street.”
The building is designed by Brisbane architects Richards & Spence to meld with the leafy, landscaped facades they created in the precinct, in a project imagined by brothers Michael and Cal Malouf.
The Lobby Bar, on the ground-floor of the hotel, offers a sophisticated space to enjoy cocktails inspired by the local area. Flagship restaurant, Hellenika, opens out on the pool terrace and has an exciting modern Greek menu, similar to its award-winning sister restaurant by Simon Gloftis on the Gold Coast. The new restaurant sits in a vast 600 square metre floor space and offers dining under the stars at poolside cabanas. An additional new dining precinct, Ada Lane, adjoins the hotel, offering five new street level tenancies dedicated to eateries and bars.
One of Australia’s top wellness and spa facilities will complete the experience. The woman behind Brisbane’s famous The Dome Retreat, Meaghan South, has opened KAILO Wellness Medispa on the pool deck level which boasts 10 treatment rooms. South and her team will provide a holistic wellness experience that combines ancient wisdom with modern approaches to skin health, medical aesthetics and beauty essentials in a space designed for relaxation and restoring vitality. Partnering with Ms South is Brisbane Cosmetic Medicine Specialist Dr Edwina Morgan who will head up a team of professional paramedical therapists and doctors.
Rounding out the wellness offering will be Forme Fitness, offering technologically advanced gym equipment and personal training, in a boutique space with well-considered and luxurious facilities. Owner Tristian Forbes has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. He and his team will offer full fitness services to hotel guests and local members.
Australia’s most sought-after fashion labels have opened their Queensland flagship stores on the ground floor of the hotel on James Street, Brisbane’s foremost retail and lifestyle precinct. Acclaimed fashion innovator Dion Lee; sustainable organic cotton favourite Bassike; Sydney leisure success story Venroy; internationally successful Bec & Bridge; and Dutch brand Love Stories will open stores in the hotel’s beautiful ground floor space, amid its indoor hanging gardens. Also joining The Calile Hotel will be current James Street retail outlets – Calexico Man, Wolfe & Ordnance, Andronis Fine Jewellery and Mister Zimi.
The hotel’s 175 generous guest rooms include nine suites and two premier suites. Each is designed with the ultimate guest experience in mind, with an individual balcony, Bluetooth sound bar, motorised blackout blinds, 55” flat screen television and complimentary new-release movies. Leisure facilities are designed to help guests embrace the authentic charm of the sub-tropical locale. Beautiful and flexible event spaces cater to intimate culinary soirees, poolside cocktail parties, a grand ballroom celebration or wedding for up to 500 people. Wedding guests and event delegates can unwind at the Lobby Bar, enjoy a poolside cocktail and dinner, energise in the fitness centre, or be pampered at the spa.
Hotel bookings can be made at www.thecalilehotel.com or by phoning 13 86 42 in Australia, or +61 2 9356 5062 from outside Australia.
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