City staycation: for those who like to indulge - Visit Brisbane


City staycation: for those who like to indulge

Indulgence. For some this means a no-holds-barred shopping spree, for others it’s all about pampering and self-care. Whether you want to splash out on a five-star meal in a buzzing restaurant or savour a crisp champagne in an intimate cocktail lounge; Brisbane City provides an oasis of indulgence just for you.

Where to stay

Sofitel Brisbane Central is synonymous with luxury; from the warm “Bienvenue” upon arrival to the tasteful art adorning the five-star hotel’s chic interior. Live the French way in one of more than 400 elegant rooms and suites, located only minutes from the City’s premiere dining, entertainment and shopping precincts. If languid luxury is more your style, make the most of your staycation without leaving Sofitel Brisbane Central’s stylish surrounds. Dine at one of three award-winning restaurants, unwind in its refined cocktail lounge, recline by its exquisite outdoor pool and spa or use state-of-the-art facilities at Elite Gymnasium, Australia’s only hotel high performance gym. La perfection.


Where to play

Hidden within Sofitel Brisbane Central is Stephanie’s Spa Retreat, a sanctuary of world-class wellness rituals, traditional beauty and wellbeing treatments and spa body therapies. Among its 11 therapy suites is the sublime Opal Rasul Temple, a sensory spa lounge. Using a combination of mud and steam, the Opal Rasul Temple’s ancient cleansing ritual will take your breath away and work to relax your mind and rejuvenate your body. Add an extra layer of decadence with High Tea or a cocktail on the Pool Terrace post-treatment.


Where to eat

Located in a heritage-listed building in the heart of the City, Donna Chang serves up a new-Chinese fine dining experience. The tantalising menu gives a gentle nod to Sichuan flavours and authentic Cantonese cuisine while using the very best local ingredients to ignite all senses. The menu changes seasonally with dishes across the taste spectrum from Scampi Toast with scampi caviar; to Mud Crabs with ginger and shallot; to Donna Chang’s signature Peking Duck Pancakes. End your meal with a dessert list spanning Steamed Mango Buns and Dark Chocolate Mousse with Hennessy XO caramel or sneak downstairs to the underground Boom Boom Room cocktail bar and lounge for a nightcap.

Donna Chang

Where to shop

QueensPlaza in the heart of the City is a must-visit for Brisbane’s biggest collection of premium brands and products. Global giants such as Tiffany & Co., Louise Vuitton and Chanel complement a who’s who of Australian fashion including Aje, Alice McCall and Sass & Bide, while Queensland’s largest one-location David Jones houses the world’s most sought after brands across fashion, beauty and home. The landmark shopping destination also offers abundant experiences to personalise your visit, including QP & Me – the ultimate personal style profile and birthday gift registry – and David Jones’s famous Personal Shopping Service, available as a complimentary service by appointment only.

Queens Plaza

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