Another week, another new hotel in Brisbane — or so it seems of late. Only months after the revamped Ovolo Inchcolm launched in Spring Hill and just weeks after the W Hotel set up shop on North Quay, Novotel South Bank has joined the fold — adding another place to stay to the city's go-to riverside precinct.
It's Novotel's third site across Brisbane, joining existing hotels on Creek Street in the CBD and out at the airport. Three years in the making, the new hotel boasts 238 rooms adjacent to the 17-hectare parklands, not only giving visitors access to the onsite facilities — a heated outdoor swimming pool and a banquet space included — but also the surrounding greenery, shops, cultural venues and scenic walkways. Plus, the seven-hectare Musgrave Park is nearby as well.
Indeed, the Novotel is taking its location seriously, with the building's design apparently taking inspiration from nearby landmarks such as the South Bank Grand Arbour and the Kurilpa Bridge.
Food and drink is also a central focus of the hotel, with the onsite Spice Central Kitchen & Bar serving up a modern Australian menu influenced by Asian flavours.