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Four new hotel openings in Australia for 2018

Discover four new luxury properties opening in 2018, offering incentive groups even more choice for inspiring high-end stays in Australia.


Published 10 November 2017

The Star Gold Coast

Arriving in time for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will be The Star Gold Coast’s new six-star, 17-storey hotel. The property will include 50 luxury suites, a butler service for all guests, and a rooftop bar and restaurant, with an adjacent terrace for outdoor dining. Also on the top floor, suspended 67 metres above ground-level, will be an infinity pool that will extend five metres beyond the side of the tower, offering sweeping views across the ocean.

The new tower will complement the resort’s existing five-star hotel, which recently received a full refurbishment to all 598 rooms, as well as the addition of a new luxury swimming pool, offering groups private bungalows and cabanas.

Howard Smith Wharves – Art Series Hotel

An AUD110 million urban renewal project is underway in Brisbane that will introduce a series of new restaurants, a craft brewery, and an event space that can accommodate 1,000-people before the end of 2018.

The centrepiece of the new entertainment, lifestyle, and tourism precinct, located beneath Brisbane’s Story Bridge, will be a five-star, boutique property managed by Art Series Hotel Group. Comprising 164 rooms and suites, the hotel will also feature a pool terrace and bar, as well as a lower-level fine dining restaurant.

The Howard’s Hall event space will be located in close proximity to the new hotel, and will offer two river-facing rooftop terraces for stand up events for up to 60 people.

Four Points Central Park, Sydney, NSW © Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc

W Brisbane

Marriott International’s stylish W brand is set to enter the Australian market when the five-star W Brisbane opens in March next year. Located just across from the Brisbane River, the hotel will be a stone’s throw from the city centre’s burgeoning bar and restaurant scene, as well as Brisbane’s main shopping precinct.

The hotel will feature 312 rooms and suites, in addition to two of the W brand’s signature Wow Suites and its modern interpretation of the presidential suite, the 200sqm Extreme Wow Suite. All rooms will offer views across the river, with guests able to see all the way to Mount Coot-tha from stays at the top of the 33-storey tower.

The WET Deck, located beside the hotel’s pool, will provide groups with a brand new space for riverside gatherings and will be the perfect spot for cocktail events and private barbeques.

Larger groups can be catered for in the hotel’s pillarless ballroom, with capacity for up to 470 people for seated dinners, while the Studio, with its river-facing terrace, can host cocktail events for up to 55 guests.

Four Points by Sheraton Central Park

A new-build property from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is set to open in Sydney’s  AUD2 billion Central Park urban village in August, alongside a multi-level retail hub and a mix of cafes and restaurants.

Situated only a ten-minute walk from Darling Harbour, the Four Points by Sheraton Central Park will include 297 rooms, a bar and lounge with an outdoor terrace, a restaurant, and 550sqm of event space.