Close your eyes and imagine yourself being whisked away on a romantic escape to the heart of the city to dine at the best restaurants, satiate your shopping desires, experience culture, and relax and reconnect with the person who matters most. That is the Brisbane Marriott experience.
Whether you enter the hotel from the main Queen Street entrance, or via the valet service on Howard Street, the moment you step into the foyer you will be immersed in the marble facades that frame the resort and the delicate designer furnishings that subtly let you know this is an experience different to any other city escape.
The professional, yet friendly staff will immediately make you feel welcome and at ease, with the checking in process streamlined to get you relaxing in true Marriott comfort in no time.
No matter which of the 267 air-conditioned rooms you spend your stay in, you will be impressed by either cityscape or Brisbane River views. Gaze out across the Storybridge lit up like a colourful Christmas tree each night or down to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs illuminated for the rock climbers. Once you’ve taken in the panoramas, you will begin to notice the elements that make the Marriott special.
Luggage space to get your suitcase off the floor including draws so you can make yourself at home is a luxury not usually afforded in city, but is a welcome change.
The king beds will entice you to fall into their depths immediately and will deliver every ounce of comfort they promise. The wall mounted TV’s are placed perfectly in front of the beds so you can settle into some in-room entertainment whenever you like.
Step into the spacious bathrooms and revel in the separate shower and bath layout with huge centre mirror lit to apply the perfect makeup. You can even step out of a steaming hot shower and immediately use the mirror as, in true Marriott style, it is anti-fog. You will also find luxurious complimentary toiletries and hair dryers to use at your convenience.
Pool, Gym, & Spa Facilities
One of the aspects that makes the Brisbane Marriott Hotel a truly amazing city experience is the heated pool. You can enjoy this area at any time of year as it is a perfect 26 degrees year-round and is undercover. Sunbakers do not despair, there is a line of sun lounges on the deck, perfect for soaking up the sunshine to give you a sun-kissed look before heading out on the town.
You can also heat things up in the male and female saunas before relaxing into a warm and bubbly spa. What better to enjoy your pool-side experience than a refreshing beverage? Simply pop over to the entrance where the light meals and drinks menu sits and make your order with the wall-mounted telephone and your order will be delivered directly to your poolside, spa, or sunbed location!
For the fitness fanatics there is a fully equipped gym at your service 24/7. The impressive array of machines includes treadmills, cross trainers, bikes, light dumb bells, heavy weights (up to 22kg!), a double cable machine and more. Meaning you will be able to sweat it out in style all while being entertained by the two TV’s mounted on the wall. Situated just outside the gym is the River Terrace, perfect for soaking up the beautiful city views after a hard work out.
If exercising on holidays isn’t your cup of tea, the Dome Spa Retreat is sure to impress. Massage, men’s services, manicures, foot baths, make up, facials, body wraps and scrubs, eye treatments, waxing, and couple’s treatments are all available at your leisure. Our DQ hot tip is to indulge in a couple’s treatment – this joint experience is enjoyed with your partner in the same room with talented masseurs that use delightfully scented oils, then the experience is finished with chocolate and champagne by the pool overlooking the Brisbane River.
Of course, if you have the kids on your city escape, there are child care services to give you time to indulge in some relaxation, hit the town, or simply enjoy a meal together.
Brisbane Marriott offers modern dining with a twist at Motion Bar & Grill. The cuisine is contemporary Australian with a slight Asian infusion that impresses guests from around the world. The buffet breakfast is an extraordinary affair – the room is transformed into a foodie’s wonderland. Huge glass fridges line the rear wall where the cold cut meats, individually packaged kids chocolate and strawberry milks, Greek yoghurts in a variety of flavours, and juices sit perfectly presented and chilled to perfection. Hot food are available in abundance or you can opt to have your eggs cooked exactly how you prefer them as well as have fluffy pancakes made to order – nothing compares to warm, fluffy pancakes!
Motion Bar & Grill boast freshly caught seafood, Queensland prime steaks, and locally sourced seasonal vegetables for both lunch and dinner on the Ala Carte menus. New to Motion Bar & Grill is the fresh and succulent Seafood Dinner Buffet! Enjoy an array of hot and cold seafood paired with chilled wines from $59 per person for the buffet, and $25 per person for the wine buffet. You are sure to enjoy your experience no matter which dining style you choose and you can eat at standard tables or comfortable half booths that are popular among families and groups.
To grab a coffee, tea, or bite to eat on the go the M bar caters to your requirements perfectly! You can even sit in at the bar for a casual dining option.
For executive guests there is the executive lounge that offers a morning mini buffet breakfast, evening canapes and drinks between 5.30pm to 7.30pm with a dessert bar from 7.30pm. Located on one of the highest floors, the executive lounge boasts impressive views across the Brisbane River along with a quiet setting to enjoy a snack and drink. The lounge caters to groups of all sizes from single seating to couple seating, there is also a larger, beautifully arranged table for business meetings or a group celebration.
There are also a myriad of restaurants within walking distance of the Brisbane Marriott Hotel including Matt Moran’s famed Aria restaurant, the amazingly fresh seafood at Jellyfish Restaurant located right on the water, Jade Buddha for Asian cuisine with a twist or evening drinks with a fantastic view, Mecca Bah who boast the best Moroccan and Middle Eastern food in Brisbane, Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill who specialise in steaks grilled to perfection with well paired wines and far more.
For a different dining experience head out of the city slightly to Northshore Hamilton where you will find the eclectic Eat Street Markets. Brisbane’s premier interactive container market experience unveils itself each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4pm til 10pm to amaze the senses. Food from every culture, desserts you’ve never imagined, boutique beers and local wines, international and local art, as well as vintage stalls are all part of this amazing experience. Brisbane has options to suit all cuisine styles and tastes!
The Brisbane Marriott is perfectly located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, just 5 minutes’ walk from Queen Street Mall means the hotel is away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip but close enough to enjoy the dining and shopping experiences easily.
Eagle Street Pier is only a few hundred metres away, giving guests access to an extensive array of dining, as well as the Brisbane City Cat. The Eagle Street Pier stop is just 5 minutes from the hotel and allows guests to explore the city in style from the water. Jump on a cat and head across to the fantastic man made beaches of South Bank. Spend your day lazing by the water, dipping in for a swim, before grabbing an ice cream or bite to eat along Little Stanley Street who offer Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Japanese, fish n chips, dessert bars and much more! There is even a freshly renovated iMax theatre so you can scratch your movie buff itch!
For a touch of culture you can venture towards GoMA the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art who are displaying an enthralling Australian Art Collection, International and Asian Collection, and temporary ‘Lure of the Sun’ collection by Charles Blackman until January 31st 2016.
Right next door lies the Queensland Museum which is fascinating for children and adults alike with enormous dinosaurs greeting you at every entrance and an impressive, interactive display that will leave you wanting to know more!
QPAC is also in close proximity, and is showing off some impressive acts from late 2015 into 2016 including Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, The Gallipoli Symphony, Ladies in Black and much more.
If you enjoy a casual bike ride, our DQ hot tip is to jump on the bikes for hire you will find around the city and cycle down the expansive bike paths that take wind from Eagle Street Pier across the bridge to South Bank, all the way through to West End. You never know what you’ll find, so why not jump on and see where the day takes you!
To satiate your retail therapy urges you cannot pass Queen Street Mall. This illustrious strip offers a variety of flagship stores, an unrivalled and eclectic mix of local, national, and international brands that accumulate to more than 700 retailers. Explore Queens Plaza, Wintergarden, Broadway on the Mall, the Brisbane and Tattersalls Arcades, Queen Adelaide Building, MacArthur Central and of course, the Myer Centre to satisfy every shopping whim and desire. These stores are spread across mall frontages, heritage listed buildings, and shopping malls meaning exploring them all is also taking in Brisbane’s heritage and culture.
Parking in Brisbane City can be quite expensive and sometimes difficult to navigate, so we've done the hard work for you! The closest offsite car parking to the Brisbane Marriott Hotel is Emirates House at 145 - 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane, who offer a range of discounted secure parking that starts from as little as $10 a day over weekends when you prebook via the website.
The Brisbane Marriott Hotel is a true 5 star experience that will entertain, impress, and leave you in awe. It is the perfect place to explore Brisbane’s beauty and culture, while appreciating luxury and high end facilities.
Speak to the team at Discover Queensland to escape to the city for a holiday filled with unforgettable cuisine, rich culture, and utter relaxation.