Westin announces Australian expansion

16 May 2008 by Mark Caswell

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced an agreement with Metacap Empire Square Pty Ltd to open a new-build Westin hotel and residences in Queenland’s state capital, Brisbane.

The Westin Brisbane Empire Square will offer 306 rooms in a convenient downtown location and will share a 66-story tower with The Residences – the first internationally branded residential development in Australia.

Both the hotel and residences will open in early 2012, and will be situated on Elizabeth Street, close to Central Station, the Convention and Exhibition Centre and Brisbane Casino.

Guests to the hotel will be welcomed with a blend of white tea scent, music, botanicals and mood lighting, while the hotel’s guest rooms will offer the latest technology, flatscreen televisions, work area, and the signature Westin bed and bath.

The hotel will also feature a spa, fitness centre and indoor pool, as well as three restaurants and bars, and nearly 750sqm of meeting space.

"The Westin Brisbane Empire Square will not only re-establish the Westin brand in the vibrant city of Brisbane, but also inspire personal renewal in one of the most prominent developments in the city," said Sue Brush, Senior Vice President of Westin Hotels & Resorts.

The Westin Brisbane Empire Square will be one of the first high-rise developments in Australia to combine offices, hotel and residences, and will be the brand’s third hotel to open in Australia, joining the Westins in Sydney and Melbourne.


Report by Ben Grafton

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