November 9, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier
As Brisbane begins the business of preparing to host the Olympic Games in 2032, it seems the infrastructure legacy of the major world event is already paying dividends for the city.
Major international hotel brand Accor has partnered with development group Keylin to build Queensland’s first Mövenpick hotel, to be housed in a new 15-storey Art Deco building in Spring Hill, with its location bordering both the Brisbane CBD and the 65-hectare Victoria Parklands. Each of the 96 hotel rooms will have city views.
The new property will also have meeting space for over 100 people and be within easy reach of a number of event venues in the city and surrounds, including the Royal ICC – just 400m away, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (within 4km), Howard Smith Wharves (within 2km) and Fortitude Music Hall (within 1.5km), which has one of the largest ballrooms in Australia.
“We are delighted to be bringing a Mövenpick Hotel to Brisbane, Australia’s next Olympic city and one of the country’s most sought after lifestyle destinations,” said Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath.
“Mövenpick Hotel Brisbane Spring Hill will contribute to the city’s vibrant culinary scene with an outstanding restaurant and bars, while masterfully blending the brand’s Swiss heritage with an unrivalled hospitality experience.”
“Keylin’s partnership with Accor will deliver a premium hotel experience to Brisbane during a transformational time for the city as we prepare to host the 2032 Olympic Games,” said Keylin Managing Director Louis Cheung.
“As Brisbane’s oldest suburb, Spring Hill has an eclectic mix of heritage architecture and access to unrivalled culture, entertainment and dining precincts including The Tivoli Theatre, King Street dining precinct, and the heritage RNA Showgrounds.”
The new hotel, which falls in Accor’s Premium range, will open in 2024, joining Australia’s other Movenpick properties in Hobart and Melbourne, the latter of which opened this year.