Summer mightn't be here just yet but, thanks to Brisbane's sunny climate, pool party season is. Indeed, it's kicking off with one big splash at W Brisbane, with the opulent hotel nudging everyone into the water with a huge shindig in their fourth-level rooftop pool and wet deck area.
At the first of the venue's Summer Crush Pool Parties — aptly named Fire Starter — you'll take a dip, sip drinks and dance the night away, all with a massive view over the river towards Mt Coot-tha. And, given that the event takes place on Saturday, September 28 to coincide with Brisbane Festival's Riverfire, you'll be making full use of that gorgeous vantage.
When you're not looking up or plunging into the pool, you'll listen to tunes by Young Franco, Rosie Kate and Little Fritter (who also happens to be W Brisbane's music curator Kane Dignum). You'll also knock back Moët Ice Imperial Champagne and refreshing cocktails while feasting on a summer barbecue spread.
If it sounds like a luxe affair, that's because it is, with tickets coming in at $179 per person. The fun starts at 4.30pm, runs through until late evening, and bringing your togs is obviously essential.