It's not often you ride your own private lift to your hotel room. It's not often, either, you'll be driven around town in a Maserati, or have an Ambassador (let's just call them a butler, shall we?) at your beck-and-call 24-hours-a-day. Or have bottles of Remy Martin Louis 13 cognac in your private bar, or a 15-metre infinity pool on your private balcony.
Emporium Hotel South Bank have just launched Australia's newest luxury penthouse suite – now everyone can be Elton John (there is a baby grand piano… in case you were wondering).
Located on the 21st floor of the Emporium Hotel in South Bank Parklands (in inner Brisbane), the four-bedroom suite has three bathrooms and three dining rooms spread across 786 square metres.
The master bedroom has its own terrace and pool entrance, and an en-suite with double rain showers and a stand-alone bath looking over Brisbane's skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows.
There's a dining room for eight on a wrap-around alfresco balcony beside the pool, and a full-size commercial chef's kitchen inside. And consider a private yoga session on the balcony, or a couple's massage in the master bedroom, or a private dinner catered by the Emporium Hotel executive chef, Chris Norman.
If you make it outside, you're a short walk from Brisbane's CBD, city parks and the Brisbane River. Though you're already within one of Brisbane's premier entertainment districts, South Bank Parklands.
The Parklands Suite, Emporium Hotel, South Bank, 267 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland. From $10,000 a night. See emporiumhotels.com.au
Craig Tansley stayed as a guest of the Emporium Hotel.