The Westin Brisbane

Swim up to the bar for some in-pool cocktails, pamper yourself at the spa and just generally relax in pure decadence.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on August 08, 2022
Updated on June 01, 2023


Brisbanites can be excused for feeling a sigh of relief about The Westin. Now that it exists, the huge hole in the ground that blighted Mary and Margaret Streets for years is finally gone. And it's a case of good things coming to those who wait, with the hotel giving the city its very first swim-up bar. This alone could put The Westin in our list of the best hotels in Brisbane.

It's the kind of attraction that you'd usually find on an island, by the coast or just somewhere other than an inner city street, the Nautilus is located in the middle of Westin's 300-square-metre swimming pool — and features views over the city, too.

Sounds like the only excuse we all need for a stay in one of the hotel's 299 rooms and suites. Although cabanas, deck-side yoga classes, an onsite jazz bar and a 150-person restaurant all help as well.

But if you're just visiting for lunch with your pet, you can bring them along for a special experience. Over at The Charles, the cafe and lobby bar at Mary Street's The Westin Brisbane in the CBD, a new 'pupfast' menu is now on offer until 1pm daily, filled with dishes and drinks that'll get your pooch's tale wagging.

Adding a dash of fine-dining to your dog's day, the just-unleashed canine culinary range starts with the bibim bark which, yes, gives the Korean rice dish a hound-friendly spin. Doing just that with familiar meals is the whole focus of the 'pupfast' range, actually. So, with this option, Rex or Max can tuck into a mix of braised barramundi, carrots, peas, pumpkin, spinach, sesame and corn. Treat your pup like royalty at The Westin Brisbane, which is obviously one of the best pet-friendly hotels in all of Queensland.


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