The Hotel: Alcyone Hotel Residences
Set in the vibrant Portside Wharf, Alcyone Hotel Residences offers luxury accommodation in stylish interiors. A myriad of various restaurants, cafes and shopping venues are within a hand’s reach, while those who prefer to relax can do so by the outdoor pool. Active types can also keep up with their workout routine in the on-site gymnasium.
Couples can feel at home in the One-Bedroom Apartment, while groups of four can settle into the more spacious Two-Bedroom Apartments. Both feature a blend of contemporary design touches and sleek decor with oversized windows boasting panoramic city views. Groupies can also enjoy the Eat Street experience and explore 180 dining and entertainment containers surrounded by city and river views to get the taste of cuisines from all around the world.
- Bed size/type: king bed
- Maximum occupancy: two people
- The apartment features air conditioning, smart TVs with Netflix and Foxtel, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities
- Bed size/type: king bed and queen bed
- Maximum occupancy: four people
- The apartment features air conditioning, smart TVs with Netflix and Foxtel, fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, laundry facilities and balcony
The Area: Brisbane, QLD
The combination of balmy subtropical climate and cosmopolitan vibe makes Brisbane one of the most livable cities in the world. With golden beaches, boutique shopping, world-class galleries and a vibrant cafe culture on their doorstep, visitors to Australia’s third largest city have no shortage of things to see and do. Stroll among the green lawns, Moreton Bay figs, pines and bamboos of the Botanic Gardens, Brisbane’s oldest park, where kids will love looking for possums on the riverside Mangrove Boardwalk at night.
For a culture hit, check out the Queensland Art Gallery, one of the most acclaimed galleries in the country that regularly hosts international exhibitions. For even more glitz and glamour, take in a show at Queensland Performing Arts Centre or Brisbane Convention Centre or have a flutter at Treasury Casino. For activities that get the blood pumping, head to Riverlife Adventure Centre to make the most of Brisbane’s river location by paddling around on a kayak or rock climbing up majestic cliffs overlooking the water. Shopaholics, too, are in paradise with the 700 stores of Queen Street Mall, or for edgier designs head to Elizabeth Street and discover some of Brisbane’s most promising up-and-coming designers.