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Brisbane's Westin Hotel Opens This Week with the City's First Swim-Up Pool Bar

The 299-room hotel features not only the impressive pool, but a restaurant, a jazz bar, a fitness studio and luxury spa.
By Sarah Ward
November 07, 2018
By Sarah Ward
November 07, 2018

Brisbane's luxe accommodation scene has yet another new addition: The Westin Brisbane, the first location in Queensland for the Marriott-owned international brand. Years in the works, and transforming the literal hole in the ground that has long been a blight on Mary Street, the decadent resort-style hotel doesn't just offer another indulgent place to stay — it also features a swim-up bar.

The in-water boozy spot is the first in Brisbane, giving The Westin quite the point of difference at a time when new hotels like The Calile, W Hotel Brisbane, the Ovolo Inchcolm Hotel in Spring Hill, the Novotel in South Bank, the new Emporium and the revamped Ovolo in Fortitude Valley have been opening with astonishing frequency. From Thursday, November 8, folks can splash their way up to Nautilus in the 300-square-metre swimming pool, grab a beverage and gaze out over views over the city skyline. The three-tiered bar will initially open to hotel guests only, but will host weekly ticketed Sunday hangouts for the general public from December.

Other Westin dining highlights include Eden's Table, the hotel's 150-capacity signature restaurant that'll serve up bottomless bubbly brunches each week, as well as degustation dinners and whiskey pairing nights. Then there's the jazz bar next to the hotel lobby named The Charles' (yes, with an apostrophe on the end) after two Brisbane-born pilots. It'll sling coffee by day and cocktails and tapas by evening.

For Brisbanites looking for a staycation, the Westin boasts 299 rooms and suites, all with a stellar vantage across the CBD. And for those staying and chilling poolside, you'll be able to while away the day in a cabana or on a sun lounge, or otherwise take yoga and pilates classes on the deck. If you forget to pack your gym gear, you can just borrow some from the fitness studio.

The Westin Brisbane is also home to its first 'Heavenly Spa by Westin' in Australia. It's a super-lush day spa that overlooks the pool, and also features five treatment rooms and hushed relaxation pods.

Find The Westin Brisbane at 111 Mary Street, Brisbane from Thursday, November 8.

Published on November 07, 2018 by Sarah Ward
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