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Woolloongabba Is Set to Score a Luxe New Hyatt Hotel with a Rooftop Pool and Bar

The South City Square hotel will have 170 rooms, a 24-hour food market, a cafe and a fitness centre.
By Sarah Ward
April 30, 2019
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Woolloongabba Is Set to Score a Luxe New Hyatt Hotel with a Rooftop Pool and Bar

The South City Square hotel will have 170 rooms, a 24-hour food market, a cafe and a fitness centre.
By Sarah Ward
April 30, 2019
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It's been more than three years since Brisbanites first heard about South City Square, the huge new $700 million precinct that's set to change Woolloongabba in a significant way. Still largely under construction, the space has been opening in stages — which is what you'd expect from a locale that'll eventually feature multiple buildings, plenty of restaurants and cafes, an eight-screen cinema and a whopping 5000 square metres of greenery. In addition to this, come 2023, it'll also boast the city's first Hyatt hotel.

A luxury place to stay was always part of South City Square's plans, but now locals and tourists alike know exactly where they'll be kipping. Called Hyatt Place, it'll include 170 rooms, a food market that never closes, a cafe and a fitness centre. Oh, and a rooftop pool and bar as well.

That means splashing around, sipping cocktails and enjoying a hefty vantage over the neighbouring inner city suburbs. And, doing so just one bridge away from the CBD.

If you've been in the area lately, you've probably noticed that towering buildings are popping up with frequency in Woolloongabba, so expect a few in Hyatt Place's sky-high view. Over next to the Brisbane Cricket Ground, aka the Gabba, one 20-storey apartment development will even feature a 'skystand' that'll let residents peer down on Brisbane Lions games, cricket matches and concerts.

While Woolloongabba is levelling up at a swift pace, there are currently no luxury hotels in the suburb — although Brissie has welcomed plenty in the last couple of years. From Howard Smith Wharves' Art Series newcomer The Fantauzzo to The Westin in the city, indulgent staycation spots have been opening quickly of late. Also joining Brisbane's accommodation scene since 2017: The CalileW Hotel Brisbane, the Ovolo Inchcolm Hotel in Spring Hill, the Novotel, and new Emporium in South Bank, and the revamped Ovolo in Fortitude Valley.

At South City Square specifically, Hyatt Place will add to a growing precinct — with Tuckshop Time and Kivahan already open, and Brissie's fourth Salt Meats Cheese set to join them soon. A Woolworths supermarket, 850 architecturally designed apartments, and health and wellness facilities are also in the works, as are offices, more eateries, shops and boutique retailers.

Hyatt Place is set to open at South City Square, 148 Logan Road, Woolloongabba from early 2023. We'll keep you updated regarding an opening date.

Published on April 30, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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