The Calile joins Brisbane’s new hotels surge
Brisbane has welcomed another addition to its thriving accommodation sector with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk officially opening the city’s newest luxury hotel The Calile.
Cr Quirk said the boutique style four-star hotel, facing James Street in Fortitude Valley, will add 175 rooms to Brisbane’s world-class accommodation offering.
“The Calile is part of a wave of new hotel openings that are building Brisbane’s new world city reputation and helping to attract record numbers of visitors,” Cr Quirk said.
“Brisbane now has some of the newest four and five-star hotels in the country, including the recently opened Emporium South Bank, W Brisbane, Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane and Novotel Brisbane South Bank.
“Brisbane City Council is pleased to have supported The Calile through our Hotel Investment Strategy, which provided an infrastructure charges reduction for new four and five-star hotel developments in the city.
“In 2013, Brisbane was forgoing 121,000 visitors each year due to a shortage in internationally recognised, full-service hotel rooms, which meant Brisbane was turning away 278,000 room nights every year.
“Since 2014, 24 new hotel projects have been delivered in Brisbane, adding critical new room supply and creating jobs right across the city.
“We are delivering more to see and do across Brisbane and creating more leisure and lifestyle options.
“Having high-quality hotel options helps our city secure major cultural and sporting events, business meetings and large conventions, plus an ever-increasing leisure market.
“The latest data on visitation shows the Brisbane’s appeal in growing, and a range of high-quality hotel supply is critical to supporting this.
“In the year to March 2018, a record 1.342 million international visitors headed to our city, with visitor nights reaching a record 26.8 million and expenditure an all-time high of $2.4 billion.
“Brisbane has also experienced huge domestic visitor numbers over the year to June 2018, with 7.1 million people contributing to a record 21.3 million nights and lifting visitor expenditure to a record $4.4 billion.”
Cr Quirk said that with more than $12 billion in new tourism-related infrastructure projects underway, Brisbane’s appeal as a destination would continue to grow.
“Developments such as Queens Wharf Brisbane, Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane Airport’s parallel runway and an International Cruise Ship Terminal will bring more people to our city,” he said.
“We are continuing our commitment to creating jobs, supporting small business and planning for the future of our city.
“Coupled with more exclusive major events such as the Brisbane Cycling Festival and NRL Magic Round, and upcoming tourism experiences such as the Mt Coot-tha Zip Line, we expect to see more visitors filling up Brisbane’s wide range of hotels.”