City staycation: for the pampered pals - Visit Brisbane


City staycation: for the pampered pals

Treat yourself – and your bestie – to an indulgent getaway in the City. Take your tastebuds on a gourmet adventure at a selection of old-world restaurants and hidden wine bars then explore the finest fashion and most sumptuous spa treatments the City has to offer.

Where to stay

Immerse yourselves in luxury at the five-star Brisbane Marriott Hotel. Base yourself in the centre of the City’s action, overlooking the Brisbane River and only the shortest of strolls to Howard Smith Wharves, Eagle Street Pier and Queen Street Mall. After a day spent spoiling yourselves at the shops, indulging in the finest food and wine and pampering yourself, retreat to a room brimming with luxurious touches including plush bedding, marble bathrooms and uninterrupted views across the City. Socialise in style at Brisbane Marriott Hotel’s outdoor pool deck, lively lounge or in-house seafood buffet restaurant.


Where to play

Get glammed up for a night out at Jessica James, a stylish and creative hair salon. Chill out with a cocktail or sparkling wine in hand as a team of talented stylists polish your perfect party look. They can work with you to recommend the latest style trends, cuts and colours or expertly wield curling wands, hairdryers and hot rollers to recreate your favourite look. The salon itself exudes relaxed charm with soft neutral tones accented by lush greenery for a private pampering sanctuary in the heart of the City.

Jessica James

Where to eat

Enjoy a touch of French elegance at one of the City’s classiest high teas. Customs House, overlooking the Brisbane River, dishes up towers of decadent pastries, bite-sized treats and dainty ribbon sandwiches as part of its renowned daily high tea service. The indulgent offering also includes a flute of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne; perfect for washing down those raspberry scones with jam, cream and fresh raspberries and gruyere and leek tarts. Treat your tastebuds further at Grape Therapy, one of the City’s finest wine bars and drinking dens. The subterranean wine bar exudes an intimacy that channels a simpler, elegant era. Sample a selection of eclectic and interesting wines during a guided tasting then linger in the wine library with wine, tapas and even vintage board games.

Customs House

Where to shop

What better place to pamper yourselves than at Wintergarden? Fronting Queen Street Mall, this multi-level shopping mecca is ground zero for great designers, high-end brands and favourite labels. You can snap up a complete outfit from head to heels, every accessory you need for a glamorous night out and get a complete makeover; all within the Wintergarden’s stylish walls. If a person’s style tells a story, start it at SHEIKE. The label lives by the mantra “life is too short to wear boring clothes” and is committed to turning every day into a style statement.


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