Brisbane's CBD changes character on weekends, as the hurrying people in suits are replaced by shoppers, tourists and assorted dawdlers.
Guests at Next Hotel can awake from a power nap in an Energy Pod to find themselves on the doorstep of the main shopping strip.
Simon Holt finds a relaxed part of Brisbane, far enough away from the crowds, yet close enough to the action.
Even though it’s a studio, the lounge chair gives the illusion of another room – a nice escape, especially if you’ve ticked off that you’re going to be spending the weekend watching in-house movies from the comfort of the king-size bed.
Service certainly lives up to the 5-star rating, and the rooms have had a pleasant facelift. And don’t underestimate the restaurant which by hotel standards carries an affordable price tag for its quality meals.
Brisbane's latest boutique hotel is quickly making an impression, set right in the heart of arguably the city's most vibrant entertainment precinct.
No longer a poor culinary cousin, Brisbane has arrived as a food capital, writes Anthony Dennis.
Anthony Dennis finds a welcome dash of la dolce vita in Queensland.
The state capital of Queensland and Australia's third largest city, filled with parks and dominated by the Brisbane River. Once considered a poor cousin to its southern rivals, Brisbane is now a sophisticated, modern city offering terrific dining and drinking options, great outdoor activities and cultural attractions such as the Gallery of Modern Art and performances at the Powerhouse. Plus it's warm all year round.