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September 21, 2020 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Emporium Hotel South Bank has launched its newest luxury penthouse suite for guests seeking the ultimate in sky high style, contemporary elegancy and spectacular views.

Occupying an enviable location on the 21st floor and providing 786 square metres of sophisticated interiors and quality finishes, the four-bedroom Parklands Suite is one of the largest luxury hotel penthouses in Australia.

Spacious and light, with a distinct Queensland palette, the penthouse boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a powder room, three separate dining areas, two lounge rooms, an executive study, and a 15-metre infinity pool. There’s also a baby grand piano if you’re partial to tickling the ivories, and beautiful floral arrangements that create a sense of home the moment one enters the foyer.

Furnished in tranquil tones of blue, cream and sea foam with brass highlights, the penthouse has an authentically Australian aesthetic with sleek lines, modern amenities, parquetry flooring, and comfortable oversized furnishings in multiple dining and leisure zones which cater to every mood of the day and night.

There is a perfect balance between sleek lines and soft furnishings and the hotel’s signature elegant white orchids give the impression that the sub-tropical outdoor extends right into the living areas.

Minimalist but indulgent, the suite is complemented by a large, bright and generous living space designed around a 1.5m open gas fireplace and its very own bar, with two Vintec wine fridges curated by the hotel’s award winning Sommelier including a Remy Martin Louis 13, and if you’re in the mood for staying in, there’s dining for 10 guests inside or outside and a full chef’s kitchen.

Daylight pours in through floor-to-ceiling windows from which guests can enjoy expansive 270 degree views of the city, Brisbane River,  South Bank Parklands and beyond, while high end finishes of a Calcutta marble kitchen bench, American oak herringbone wood floors, wool carpet and an integrated Bose Audio system and modern textural wallpaper add to the ultra-luxe feel.

But the real show-stopper is the master bedroom. Virtually a suite within a suite, it comprises a series of luxurious spaces including its own terrace and pool entrance, perfect for enjoying the sunshine, soft breezes and stunning Queensland sunsets.

The ensuite includes double sinks, separate lavatory and double deluxe rain showers. In keeping with five-star tradition, the bathroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a gorgeous view over the river which guests can enjoy as they soak in the standalone tub.

A walk-in His & Hers wardrobe allows guests to completely unpack and relax with full length cupboards and beautiful shelving giving the Parklands Suite the feeling of a sophisticated apartment where guests can feel truly comfortable.

The suite’s piece de resistance is a wrap-around alfresco balcony which provides the perfect vantage to enjoy Brisbane’s growing skyline, features outdoor dining for eight, sun beds and a plush couch for lounging, and glimmering infinity pool with its Italian mosaic pearl pool tiles.

In addition to its large size, the balcony’s stunning vistas overlooking the Brisbane River and CBD give it that special wow-factor, making it perfect for entertaining.

The kitchen and dining areas cater for those staying for longer durations who want to dine in the comfort of their suite. A state-of-the-art full sized commercial chef’s kitchen boasts a custom island, sub-zero fridge, butler’s pantry and appliances by Gaggenau​, with the option of having meals–from a boutique outdoor barbecue experience, à la carte or degustation–prepared by a private chef.

The latest wireless technology has been seamlessly installed throughout the penthouse to ensure an impeccable sound system that flows to every room, with independent ‘zones’ allowing guests to have different playlists playing simultaneously. The suite’s audio-visual, lighting and electronic blinds can be adjusted with a touch of an iPad, while Chrome cast allows them to access all their favourite streaming services with ease.

Parklands Suite guests will enjoy exclusive amenities and services, available either on a complimentary basis or at an additional charge, to ensure a stay is tailored to their needs. These exclusive experiences may include a cocktail masterclass, yoga on the balcony, a pilates program, in room massage, Champagne breakfast, high tea experiences and bespoke dining experience curated by the Emporium Executive Chef.

Other highlights include access to the hotel Maserati town car to take you to anywhere in a 3km radius including the arts and cultural precinct, CBD or one of the city’s many riverside parks. In addition, a personalised Pillow Menu, access to personal training and wellness program, welcome and departure gifts and bespoke itineraries and concierge services from a Les Clef’s d’or certified Concierge will ensure that the Parklands guest’s every whim is catered for.

The Parklands Suite also comes with return airport limousine transfers, two valet car spaces, a secure entrance and private lift adding to the rock star feel of total exclusivity.

John McIlwain, General Manager, Emporium Hotel South Bank said: “We are thrilled to add the Parklands Suite to our collection. This landmark suite will cater to guests wanting ultra-exclusive and low key glamour accommodation and showcase our commitment to delivering a sophisticated travelling and living experience in the heart of Brisbane.”

“Now we are in a position to reveal the new Parklands Suite we can’t wait to welcome guests and let them experience the exceptional service that Emporium Hotel South Bank is renowned for.

“We want our guests to feel like they can come home and relax and unwind and the view is part of that relaxation process. Service is also paramount, which is why our Parklands Suite guests have access to their own Ambassador for the duration of their stay, whatever they want, day or night, we’ll get it.”

“We’re providing a blank canvas to create unforgettable experiences curated especially for each guest.”

Due to the bespoke nature and customised experience, rates for the Parklands Suite are POA. As a guide guests can expect rates to range from $10, 000 to $25,000 per night, depending on their individual requirements and travel seasonality.

The experience includes breakfast, a 24-hour Ambassador service, bespoke welcome gifts, some complimentary beverages, return airport limousine transfers, and access to the Emporium Maserati town car.


  1. Penthouse Suite Measuring 785sqm
  2. 4 bedrooms comprising:
    1. 1 x Master Bedroom with ensuite and walk-in luxury robe
    2. 2 x queen bedrooms with shared ensuite
    3. 1 x Double bedroom
  3. 270 degree views of Brisbane city from 21 stories, including Brisbane River, CBD, South Bank, West End and beyond
  4. Unparalleled views of the Brisbane River from the Master bedroom, lounge room, master ensuite bathtub, and also the expansive balcony (including pool) ( 21stFloor)
  5. 15 meter private infinity pool overlooking Brisbane’s CBD
  6. 24/7 Personal Ambassador Service
  7. Fully equipped executive study, with views across the Brisbane river, taking in the stunning city skyline
  8. A fully equipped Kitchen with premium Gaggenau appliances
  9. Access to a personal chef for all food requirements
  10. A fully equipped personal bar with premium full size spirits bottles including a Remy Martin Louis 13 available for paid consumption.
  11. A baby Grand Piano
  12. Butler’s pantry
  13. Private entry and lift to the penthouse, separate to the main hotel lifts and entrances
  14. A personalised pillow menu
  15. Complimentary return airport limo transfers
  16. Access to the hotel’s Maserati town car for use
  17. Access to personalised training and a wellness program
  18. Pre-curated indicative itineraries and concierge services from a Les Clef’s d’or certified concierge
  19. Private space for the guest to host a personally curated sit down gathering or cocktails for up to 20 people.
  20. Automated curtains for master bedroom
  21. Premium glass wear, crockery and cutlery for dining

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