Hyatt announced today plans for the first ever Hyatt hotel in the Brisbane area, marking the return of a Hyatt branded hotel to Queensland.
Located in the Woolloongabba suburb, the Hyatt Place hotel is expected to open in 2023 at the $700M million South City Square precinct.
David Udell, Hyatt’s group president, Asia Pacific, signed the agreement with Pellicano and Perri Projects – the joint-venture development partners behind South City Square – at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Tuesday, 30 April, ahead of the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition.
Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square hotel is expected to feature 170 rooms and provide guests with a stylish and seamless experience, including a rooftop pool and bar, a 24-hour grab-and-go food market, as well as a café, lobby lounge and fitness centre.
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“We’re proud to work with Pellicano and Perri Projects to bring the Hyatt Place brand to Brisbane for the first time, marking Hyatt’s return to the Queensland market and into a dynamic and fast-emerging community” said Mr. Udell.
“Woolloongabba is a hotspot for major sporting, entertainment, tourism, commercial and medical areas in Brisbane, and we look forward to giving professionals and leisure travellers a relaxed, high-quality hotel experience within South City Square’s vibrant, inner-city lifestyle hub.”
When complete, South City Square will also be home to 850 apartments, a Readings Cinemas, a Woolworths supermarket, health and wellness facilities, offices, a childcare centre, as well as leading shopping, dining, cafés, and boutique retailers.
South City Square recently took out Residential Property and Mixed-Use Project at the 2019 International Property Awards, to be formally presented in Bangkok in May 2019.
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Pellicano Managing Director Nando Pellicano said the announcement of Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square demonstrates the world-class calibre of the precinct.
“We’re delighted to work with Hyatt and benefit from its world-class knowledge and introducing guests to Hyatt’s first select-service contemporary hotel in Queensland,” Mr Pellicano said.
“Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square will be the leading hotel destination for cricket and AFL enthusiasts, as well as those visiting for major entertainment events at our flagship ‘Gabba’ stadium.
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“Whether you’re having a ‘staycation,’ or visiting from interstate or overseas, the Hyatt Place hotel will give guests the high-end, low-fuss, and enlivening experience we’re creating at South City Square.”
Brisbane’s visitor economy is growing strongly – particularly in key segments like leisure and events travel, and Asian tourism.
In December 2018, Brisbane enjoyed record highs in domestic and international visitors of more than 8.9 million visitors – with domestic visitation at 7.5 million (up 8.2%).
Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane welcomed a prestigious international hotel brand like Hyatt. Hyatt Place Brisbane at South City Square will form part of the city’s wave of new four and five-star hotels opening in Brisbane, adding to the long list of internationally recognised brands.
“Brisbane has emerged as Australia’s New World City, however, just five years ago we were forgoing 121,000 visitors every year as a result of a shortage in internationally recognised,
full-service hotel rooms,” Cr Schrinner said.
“For the first time in a decade, the city now offers a wide range of new luxury accommodation options, supporting our $7.5 billion tourism industry and record visitation to the city.
“Making sure the city has high-quality hotel options is important for the city to ensure we can continue to secure major cultural and sporting events, conventions, plus an ever-increasing lifestyle and leisure market.”
The precinct and hotel will also be near the 6.5-hectare Cross River Rail Woolloongabba underground station and its integrated bus hub – currently under construction – shortening travel time to just a three minutes train ride to Brisbane’s CBD.