It’s easy to spot this hotel in South Brisbane – just look for the five palm trees on the rooftop. And that’s just the tip of the attractions at this property, which also boasts an infinity-edge pool on the top floor, complete with cabanas and city views. The vibrant red walls and sweeping staircase in the lobby are impressive, too, and the grandeur continues in each of the 143 beautifully designed rooms and suites.
In the heart of South Bank and a short drive from the CBD, this escape offers easy access to Brisbane’s vibrant arts precinct, where you'll find cinemas, museums, galleries and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
From standard suites to poolside cabana rooms, the accommodation at Emporium Hotel South Bank is a savvy balance of style and comfort. Décor teams sophisticated greys with glittering metallic accents and mirrored surfaces. In-room extras include pillow and pyjama menus, a well-stocked minibar, wine fridge, espresso machine and Bose sound system. In the bathrooms, you’ll find fragrant Molton Brown amenities. For next-level luxury, book the Exquisite Suite: as well as a three-seater bar, walk-in wardrobe and double shower, you’ll also have access to the hotel’s Maserati Levante chauffeur service. Need a 2am pick up from the CBD? No problem.
Food and drink
Belle Époque, the Emporium’s French-inspired café on the ground floor, offers bistro-style fare from early in the morning until late in the afternoon. Upstairs, on level 21, is South Bank’s only rooftop bar: The Terrace. There’s a fresh, breezy vibe and an all-day-dining menu of snacks and share plates alongside an extensive cocktail, wine and spirits list.
For business traveller
A number of meeting spaces are available, including a partitioned ballroom, and you can access a range of AV, including projector screens, wireless presentation systems, video conferencing and white boards. As you’d expect from a top-end stay, free wi-fi is standard throughout.
For wellness traveller
A well-balanced in-room dining menu and a compact yet functional gym space will appeal to health-conscious guests. Keen swimmers should make a beeline for the rooftop 23-metre pool, which has uninterrupted views of Brisbane.
The fab factor
One of the most memorable features in the hotel’s lavish bedrooms is the gold-framed mirror that turns into a TV at the touch of a button.
Best for: High-end travellers
Number of rooms: 143 rooms
Rates from: $299
Parking: $45 per day valet parking
Address: 267 Grey St, South Brisbane, Qld, 4101
Telephone: (07) 3556 3333