Riley hotel, Crystalbrook Collection, Cairns
Riley, the first of three five-star hotels by Crystalbrook Collection, is now open in Cairns. The hotel, which opened in November 2018, is the first five-star hotel built in Cairns in over 20 years.
Crystalbrook Collection describes ‘Riley’ as a ‘member of the family’ – one that includes siblings ‘Flynn’ and ‘Bailey’. Located only a 10-minute walk from the Departure Terminal for Great Barrier Reef cruises, Riley offers a relaxed tropical vibe in the centre of Cairns.
The new hotel offers 311 rooms and suites and three restaurants all overlooking the Coral Sea including Cairns’ highest rooftop bar, Rocco. There are also flexible conference and event spaces for up to 400 people and Day Spa set to open later this year.
To minimise its impact on the environment, Riley offers what it calls ‘responsible luxury’. No plastic straws or plastic water bottles, a paperless check in, wooden key cards and recycled cardboard coat hangers are just some of the ways the hotel is being environmentally responsible. In addition, 80% of produce comes from within a three-hour drive of Cairns.
Riley fast facts:
- The resort is situated at the northern end of Cairns iconic waterfront Esplanade
- Riley is one of three new Crystalbrook Collection resorts - Bailey (220 rooms) opened in October 2019 and Flynn (311 rooms) opens in 2020.
- 311 rooms and suites
- 1,000sqm lagoon swimming pool
- Event capacity for up to 400 guests
One of Riley's bedrooms overlooking the ocean
The living room in one of Riley's Suites