New hotels to open in Brisbane 2017-2018 and beyond

Brisbane is experiencing quite a hotel boom at the moment. Six new hotels opened and one expanded to double capacity in 2016, and there's plenty more to come in 2017 and beyond.

Hotels are more than just soft pillows and room service – read on to discover the city's new precincts, social playgrounds and meeting spaces that will redefine Brisbane in the years to come.

Sage Hotel James Street | now open

Sage James Street

Also set in the hip shopping precinct, James St is expecting a 4.5-star Sage Hotel with 93 rooms over four levels to be built around the historic Queens Arms pub. Mixing old  and new, the pub will also be revitalised in the process.

Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central | now open

This brand new 226-room Holiday Inn Express is set to open in 2017 just a stone’s throw from the CBD. Designed with business travellers and value-conscious visitors in mind, the hotel will have free and fast wi-fi, a business centre, gym and grab and go food facilities.

Emporium Hotel, South Bank | 2017

The Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley continues to rake in the awards – so we expect big things from its sibling south of the river. Part of the $590 million mixed-use South Point development, the luxe hotel will feature a rooftop infinity pool and sky deck that overlooks the city. Heaven.

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, George St | 2017

A historic building on the corner of George and Elizabeth Sts in the city is currently undergoing a conversion. The new apartment hotel will open in 2017 near the soon to be redeveloped Queen's Wharf. 

Pullman and Ibis Brisbane Airport | 2017

Two brand-new Accor-branded hotels are underway at the Domestic Airport Precinct. A five-star Pullman and 3.5-star Ibis along with a convention centre will be completed in the latter half of 2017.

Art Series Howard Smith Wharves | 2018

Howard Smith Wharves

The people-friendly Howard Smith Wharves precinct will be home to Brisbane’s second Art Series hotel. This one will hug the contours of the cliff and somewhat blend into its surrounds. The 164-suite hotel will form part of one of Brisbane’s most exciting new precincts that will boast restaurants, bars, cafes, a brewer, baker, coffee roaster and small convention centre among other things.

W Hotel, Brisbane City | 2018

Forming part of the "Brisbane Quarter" precinct at 300 George St in the CBD, the W Hotel will feature two levels of riverside dining and luxury retail shopping at the base.

Westin Brisbane | 2018


A five-star mixed-use Westin Hotel will soon be popping up at 111 Mary St in the city. The 286-room hotel will feature a podium level pool with swim-up bar, 24-hour business centre, gym and restaurant precinct.

Novotel South Bank | 2018

This new hotel on Cordelia St will sit across the road from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, making it a top choice for business travellers and conference delegates when it opens in 2018. The 238-room hotel will feature all the mod cons, including barista-made coffee at breakfast. Goodness yes.

The Calile, James St | 2018

The leafy boutique shopping strip of James St is getting a new luxury hotel. At seven storeys high, The Calile will mix 178 luxury hotel rooms with 2600sqm of new retail space. A podium level "urban oasis" will feature a pool, cabanas, day spa, dining and fitness centre.

Queen's Wharf Development | 2022

Queens Wharf

Yes, it will be a while before the massive Queen's Wharf Development gets underway but it will reshape the City of Brisbane. It will feature three brand-new hotels, three residential towers, a new pedestrian bridge over the river, a 1500+ seat theatre, an iconic attraction called the ARC Deck that will straddle four of the buildings, and much, much more – watch this space.

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