The Hotel: Sage Hotel James Street
Sage Hotel James Street awaits travellers in Brisbane’s trendy Fortitude Valley, right in the thick of James St and close to the RNA Showgrounds, China Town, Brisbane Powerhouse and Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane Airport is a mere 10km away.
The rooms are air-conditioned and feature private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, kettles, toiletries and hairdryers. Groupies can snooze in for longer with a late 12pm checkout on the last day. Active types can make the most of the complimentary gym access to Function Well 24-hour Fitness and the Valley Pool, all within minutes away from the hotel, while foodies can explore the vibrant dining scene in the immediate neighbourhood of the hotel.
Standard Queen Room
- Bed size/type: One queen-size bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- This room features a 48” TV, espresso machine, DreamWeave sleep system and a walk-in shower
The Area: Brisbane
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.