Wandering down a bustling Queen Street Mall, you could be completely unaware that an uber chic, uber cool, uber trendy boutique hotel and rooftop bar are but an elevator ride away. That said, NEXT Hotel, the first Silverneedle property in Brisbane, has sure made a splash. And we're not just talking about its stunning rooftop pool.
On level four of the hotel, standing at the entrance of Lennons Pool Terrace & Bar, you're a world away from the bargain-hungry shopping crowds and street buskers. Instead, you're presented with a slice of urban paradise. The glistening brilliant blue water of the lap pool, surrounded by green leafy palms and schmick outdoor furniture, is captivating. It feels more like a tropical oasis rather than a city establishment.
The vast space of the bar and adjoining hotel guest lounge means you can 'chose your own adventure' when it comes to drinks — take your wine by the bar, sip your scotch and soda in the 'library' or corral the posse into clinking cosmopolitans by the pool. With an extensive Australian and international wine list, local and cult beers and top-notch spirits that can be mixed any which way you choose, the place is refined and ever so slightly Hollywood.
Whether it's for a night out, post-work wind-down or a private group function, Lennons Pool Terrace & Bar at NEXT Hotel Brisbane is a choice with an exotic twist and is the perfect spot to stop, sip and savour on a balmy evening.