Ticking a slew of boxes (infinity pool: check, retro-esque restaurant and bar on a sprawling terrace: check, modern rooms with river or city views: check), the city’s first Hyatt hotel is among the premier upscale offerings in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. Read on for the full review.
Although there’s a modern feel to the pared-back rooms, Hyatt Regency Brisbane has a history, too: even the on-site eatery, Lennons Restaurant and Bar, is a nod to the original namesake hotel, which opened in 1884. A lot’s changed since then, with the hotel now embracing a distinctly Brisbane feel in form and function, across breezy, minimalist guest rooms to sun-drenched outdoor lounging spaces.
Where is Hyatt Regency Brisbane?
Just next to the lively pedestrian-only Queen Street Mall in the CBD, it’s a 20-minute drive from Brisbane Airport and a seven-minute walk from Brisbane Central Station.
What’s near Hyatt Regency Brisbane?
With its location in the centre of the city, there’s plenty within walking distance. The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is a 15-minute stroll, as is the South Bank cultural district and its exceptional museums. Guests can easily grab a 10-minute cab to the new Howard Smith Wharves precinct or take the one-kilometre wander to Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.
All rooms offer clean, modern interiors, adjustable reading lights, walk-in showers, a petite working desk and your choice of city or river views. Families will appreciate the 40-square-metre Deluxe room with a two-bedroom, two-bathroom set-up and a mini fridge stocked with local produce.
Restaurants and bars
Lennons Restaurant is a classic bistro. Floor-to-ceiling windows, timber floorboards and greenery give the space a decidedly fresh feel as you enjoy hearty dishes of beef brisket or Humpty Doo barramundi. Overlooking the pool, the Hibiscus Room is a nostalgic nod to the hotel’s heyday in the 70s and 80s with colourful cocktails (or a spiked whole coconut), tropical decor and retro snacks such as a Moreton Bay bug cocktail and Scotch eggs.
Travel for work
Three individual meeting rooms with retractable walls, AV technology including video conferencing, high-quality sound systems and touch-screen controls offer excellent options for meetings and events. The desk and chair in each room, coupled with high-speed wi-fi, makes for a suitable workstation, plus business facilities include desktop computers linked to a printer, fax and scanner in the business centre.
Gym and pool
A 20-metre, infinity-edged, heated rooftop pool is a standout, flanked by summer-yellow striped umbrellas and a spacious lounge area adjoined to the Hibiscus Room, beckoning you to make the most of that Brissie sunshine. There’s also a 24-hour gym with weights and cardio machines.
What you need to know
Thursday night is jazz night at the Hibiscus Room, while Fridays are reserved for Classic Hits of the 70s and 80s… dress accordingly!
Best for: Families and couples looking for a high-end escape
Design: Modern Australian
Number of rooms: 292
Rates: From $311 per night
Parking: Valet parking at $60 per day
Address: 33 Burnett Lane, Brisbane, Queensland
Phone: +61 07 5647 1234
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