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The Westin Brisbane Is Hosting a Summer-Long Amalfi-Themed Beach Club at Its Luxe Swim-Up Pool Bar

Brisbane's only swim-up pool bar is opening to the public for summer splashes, complete with seafood, spritzes and DJs spinning tunes.
By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2022
By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2022

2022 marks four years since The Westin opened in Mary Street in the CBD, finally filling the giant hole in the ground that sat in the middle of the city for years in the process. The first location in Queensland for the Marriott-owned international brand, the decadent resort-style hotel arrived with all the usual features — 298 rooms and suites with views, onsite eateries and bars, and a spa — but it's Nautilus Pool Bar that's one of its biggest drawcards.

The swim-up spot is the first in Brisbane, and still the only bar in the city like it. Obviously, that's wonderful news for guests keen to splash around in the 300-square-metre swimming pool, grab a beverage and gaze out over views over the city skyline. Thanks to the hotel's new summer-long beach club, it's also ace news for Brisbanites in general.

This isn't the first time that Nautilus Pool Bar has held public sessions, but this seasonal stint comes with an Amalfi theme, seafood towers, spritzes galore and DJs spinning tunes on the deck. Dubbed Nautilus Beach Club, it kicks off on Friday, December 16, and will run 11am–7pm Friday–Sunday until Sunday, March 5.

Attendees have a couple of options for Mediterranean-influenced lounging by the pool, with a $29 ticket including access, a towel to use while you're there and your first spritz. If you and a date or mate are feeling like treating yo'selves, there's also a cabana experience for $239 for two, which gives you your own cabana to hang out in, a seafood platter and a bottle of rosé.

On the menu in general: oysters, prawn cocktails, Moreton Bay bug rolls, kingfish ceviche, and both antipasto and seafood platters. The drinks lineup features spritzes made with limoncello, Campari, Aperol and Malfy gin, and there's also two Riot Wine Co vinos on tap.

Those live DJ sets run from 3.30–6.30pm, with DJ Vicki Lee doing the honours on Fridays, and DJ Gloria Ansell taking to the decks on Saturdays and Sundays.

And the pool itself? It's heated to 28 degrees, perfect for comfortable swims during Brisbane's sultry summer.

Nautilus Beach Club runs 11am–7pm Friday–Sunday from Friday, December 16– Sunday, March 5 at The Westin Brisbane at 111 Mary Street, Brisbane. Head to the Nautilus Pool Bar website for further details and tickets.

Published on December 09, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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