TFE Hotels opens Australia’s first urban resort: The Calile Hotel

Another new hotel opening for Brisbane

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The Calile Hotel has officially opened its doors in Brisbane as Australia’s first urban resort. With an award-wining restaurant, cocktail bar, day spa and fashion boutiques within the hotel, guests have the world on their doorstep. Located in the heart of the James Street precinct, the 175-room new build hotel is managed by TFE Hotels under the TFE Hotels Collection brand.

TFE Hotels Chairman Allan Vidor said The Calile Hotel “brings together all the best things that Brisbane has to offer: its subtropical climate, a relaxed yet sophisticated setting and an array of forward-thinking fashion boutiques and dining offerings including our new Lobby Bar, all set against the urban streetscape of James Street”.

The building is designed by Brisbane architects Richards & Spence to meld with the leafy, landscaped facades they created in the precinct, in a project imagined by brothers Michael and Cal Malouf.

The Lobby Bar, on the ground floor of the hotel, offers a sophisticated space to enjoy cocktails inspired by the local area. Flagship restaurant, Hellenika, opens out on the pool terrace and has an exciting modern Greek menu, similar to its award-winning sister restaurant by Simon Gloftis on the Gold Coast. The new restaurant sits in a vast 600-square-metre floor space and offers dining under the stars at poolside cabanas. An additional new dining precinct, Ada Lane, adjoins the hotel, offering five new street-level tenancies dedicated to eateries and bars.

One of Australia’s top wellness and spa facilities will complete the experience, KAILO Wellness Medispa. Located on the pool deck level, it boasts 10 treatment rooms. Forme Fitness will also offer technologically advanced gym equipment and personal training, in a boutique space with well-considered and luxurious facilities.

The hotel’s 175 generous guest rooms include nine suites and two premier suites. Each is designed with the ultimate guest experience in mind, with an individual balcony, Bluetooth sound bar, motorised blackout blinds, 55” flatscreen television and complimentary new-release movies. Beautiful and flexible event spaces cater to intimate culinary soirees, poolside cocktail parties, a grand ballroom celebration or wedding for up to 500 people. Wedding guests and event delegates can unwind at the Lobby Bar, enjoy a poolside cocktail and dinner, energise in the fitness centre or be pampered at the spa.

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