Following a year in the making and a $4 million upgrade, Hilton Brisbane unveiled its newly renovated conference and events space on Wednesday 19 October.
Melbourne design firm Carr Design was tasked with the renewal of the hotel’s conference and events rooms on level 5. The brief was to capture elements of Harry Seidler’s original design vision and to connect the hotel’s soaring lobby atrium with the spaces below.
Also essential was ensuring the needs of the 21 st century conference and event organisers were exceeded. Sound, lighting and other audio visual technology have all been upgraded.
“We are particularly delighted by the amazing lighting features in the main Ballroom and throughout the event spaces,” said Chris Partridge, general manager, Hilton Brisbane.
“As Hilton Brisbane celebrates 30 years of hospitality, our location in the heart of the CBD, and accessibility to transport combined with the continued renewal of the hotel ensures this iconic property remains the city’s premium conference and event hotel, and is as relevant today as it was in 1986.”
The renovation project saw the property’s entire meeting and event space stripped down to the bare bones and recreated with attention paid to all areas including replacement of the main ballroom operable walls which when dividing the room ensures an upgraded acoustic environment.
The hotel’s Director of Business Development Thomas Diehl said there has already been incredible interest from conference and meeting planners together with social and wedding organisers “who will love Queens Ballroom”.
The hotel invested $700,000 in 2015 to rejuvenate its pool terrace and Victoria’s Meeting room and has committed nearly $14 million over the last five years to create an oasis of style in the middle of Brisbane’s inner-city bustle.
With a function space covering 2,500 square metres divided across 19 rooms, with the ability to cater from a small meeting to a presentation for 1,000 guests, the Hilton Brisbane remains the ideal location for hotel based events.