It’s like Australia’s River City has a new place to stay, with a $20 million renovation modernising the Brisbane Marriott Hotel


A $20 million spend has “reimagined” Brisbane Marriott Hotel with the just-completed renovation transforming all 267 guest rooms and suites as well as the executive-level lounge and the property’s signature restaurant.

Brisbane Marriott Hotel’s updated look and feel is ideal for visitors accustomed to modern design, state-of-the-art facilities and warm service,” a company media release explains.

“Careful consideration was given to the hotel’s unique natural and historic surroundings and these details were effortlessly incorporated into the new design to create a multi-dimensional sensory experience for guests.”

Making the most of the riverside location was a priority of the “modernisation” – the hotel sits beside the Brisbane River with rooms promising views across the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, or city skyline – and adding the gadgets modern traveller’s demand was high on the to-do list.

Guestrooms are now fitted with the latest technology, including ASSO ABLOY Orion system as well as a system controlling the lights and air conditioning, while front-desk staff can adjust each room’s environmentals when guests are checking-in to “ensure a welcoming first impression”.

Hotel general manager John Douglas says the team at Duoz Design, the Malaysian-based company behind the new aesthetic, worked to a renovation brief that demanded the “hotel embodied its Brisbane heritage in a modernised design”.

“From the ambient lighting used throughout the hotel, reminiscent of a balmy Brisbane evening, to the colour palette in the hotel rooms, every element was inspired by the Brisbane region,” he notes.

“Guestroom interiors are set in neutral tones that recall the surrounding nature, from the bark-toned headboard to the grey walls and deep earthy brown details that were inspired by Brisbane’s parks and forests, and textured soft furnishings contrast against historic marble restored and renewed in the new design.”

Brisbane Marriott Hotel - Queen Street entrance

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