The Swiss-Belhotel International Group will open its first Australian hotel, the Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane next month.
The newly-built Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is located within easy walking distance of River Quay, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Gallery of Modern Art and the Mater Hospital and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital precinct. The Goodwill Bridge provides a direct link to the CBD and Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point campus.
The full service, 134-room Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is situated at 218 Vulture Street, South Brisbane. Rooms range from Superior Rooms to Swiss SuperSuites and interconnecting rooms, many with views of the Brisbane River, city skyline or Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point cliffs.
The stylish, contemporary interiors are designed for comfort and convenience with amenities including full minibars, galley kitchens (in some rooms), marble desk and LED lighting accents.
Hotel facilities include a large Corporate Lounge, ideal for early arrivals or late departures, two meeting rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, in-house gymnasium and secure on-site parking for 40 cars.
While dozens of restaurants and cafes are within a short stroll, Café 63 at Swiss-Belhotel will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from a menu featuring local produce, signature dishes as well as casual options. Cafe 63 at Swiss-Belhotel is an expanded version of the very popular Cafe 63 in Brisbane. There’s also a large bar with evening and weekend entertainment, which is sure to prove a popular spot for a casual drink.
Cafe 63 at Swiss-Belhotel will also provide room service and cater for the meeting rooms as well as selling takeaway coffee and meals.
Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Gavin Faull said the group was very excited to be opening its first Swiss-Belhotel branded property in Australia in the booming Brisbane market.
”We have a unique location with three large and famous children’s hospitals nearby which will bring in a special medical and family market,” said Mr Faull. “We are very close to the Gabba – the international sports ground where Swiss-Belhotel will be well placed to capitalise on many of the international sporting fixtures at that ground. We are also close to the Brisbane CBD – which can be walking distance away – and Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane will be the ideal business hotel for the CBD market.”
Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane General Manager Mrs Dinah-Louise Marrs said the hotel was on track to open October 15, and was looking forward to welcoming its first guests.
Swiss-Belhotel International International currently manages a portfolio of 135 hotels that stretch across the globe incorporating the Middle East, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The brand now spans 20 countries and employs more than 7,000 people worldwide with a new Athens office providing a beachhead for European growth. And there is no sign of a slowdown with plans to have at least 10 hotels managed by Swiss-Belhotel International in Australia within five years and at least 40 within 10 years.
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