New Hotels: Brisbane, Sydney, Chicago

Taylor Lorenz 16 April 2018 NEWS

A weekly roundup of new hotel openings around the world.

We take a look at hotels that have just opened, hotels that are in the works and major hotel changes across the globe.

Just opened: Steigenberger Marhaba Thalasso, Hammamet, Tunisia

Steigenberger Marhaba Thalasso opened earlier this month in the peninsula of Cap Bon which is often referred to as the "St. Tropez of Tunisia” with green hills, lemon groves and picture-perfect beaches.

153 guest rooms, 17 suites and 201 bungalows make up the resort which is located beachfront on the Mediterranean Sea.

On-site guests can indulge in luxury at the Thalassotherapy Centre, 6 pools which are a mix of indoor and outdoor and at 5 restaurants and bars.


Just opened: Hotel Zachary, Chicago

Located in Chicago’s city centre, Hotel Zachary, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, opened late last month in the Lakeview neighbourhood.

The property features 173 rooms and is located across the street from the iconic Wrigley Field for baseball fans. The hotel was inspired by the Wrigley Field and Chicago architect Zachary Taylor Davis for a historic and stylish boutique hotel.

Amenities include luxurious marble bathrooms, a cocktail bar and restaurant and a fitness centre.

  • Opened: 26 March 2018
  • Rooms start from: USD$295 (AUD$380), neighbourhood room
  • Book: Hotel Zachary

Opening soon: Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Brisbane

Novotel Brisbane South Bank is set to open next month as Brisbane’s newest 4.5 star hotel.

Each of the 238 rooms will have an iconic picture from Brisbane and views of the city or parklands. This contemporary property is close to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre as well as galleries, shopping and nightlife.

On-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, gym, terrace, modern meeting rooms and banqueting halls.

  • Opening: 14 May 2018
  • Rooms start from: $143, standard room
  • Anything else I need to know? Some rooms have direct access to the pool.
  • Book: Novotel Brisbane South Bank

Opening soon: The Collectionist Hotel, Sydney

Sydney is set to welcome the custom designed Collectionist Hotel this May. It will feature a new concept where guests get to choose their room upon arrival.

The property will be made up of 39 uniquely designed rooms created by 7 designers and 13 artists.

Guests will be welcomed with a welcome drink at the bar when they check-in, a very informal and relaxed way to for guests to be greeted. They can then choose their room based on

availability, colour and design.


Opening soon: Hotel Pacai, Vilnius

Lithuania’s capital Vilnius is about to receive a stylish new hotel in the centre of the Old Town early this May.

The 17th century mansion that the hotel is housed in will comprise of 104 guestrooms. The design features 17th century baroque style with contemporary touches to create a modern yet historical space.

The property will have amenities that include a casual bistro, a full spa, a gym, conference facilities and a lounge bar.

  • Opening: May 2018
  • Rooms start from: €200 (AUD317.16)
  • Book: Hotel Pacai

Space hotels to become a reality in 2021

In just 3 years time you could be sleeping in space at a hotel that orbits 321km above the earth. Orion Span will be the first company to launch a luxury hotel in space that will hold 4 travellers and 2 crew members on a 12-day journey. Though incredible, this journey does come with a price tag of $12.5million.


Melbourne to receive Australia’s first Marriott Hotel in 20 years

Marriott Docklands in Melbourne will open in 2020, appealing to a new kind of traveller with 5-star desires. Gone are carpeted floors and instead there will be timber flooring. The new hotel will have 200 rooms and will feature a resort-style rooftop infinity pool.

Feature image: Hotel Zachery


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