Accor reveals plans to bring Mövenpick to Queensland

by | 22 Nov 2021 | Design

Construction work will start this year on Mövenpick Hotel Brisbane Spring Hill, an art deco-inspired scheme showcasing the design expertise of MAS Architecture Studio and HBA.

Slated to open in 2024, this 96-key property promises to provide a stunning accommodation option for visitors to Brisbane.

An exciting lifestyle hub

Accor has partnered with private development group Keylin to open the first Mövenpick-branded hotel in Brisbane. On opening in 2024, Mövenpick Hotel Brisbane Spring Hill will accommodate travellers across 96 guestrooms, complemented by an array of luxury amenities including restaurants, bars, a fitness centre and a 25 m swimming pool.

The 15-storey property will also offer signature Mövenpick experiences, like the brand’s daily Chocolate Hour, and host events in conference facilities accommodating up to 100 people. It’ll be only the third Mövenpick hotel in Australia and the very first for Queensland.

Simon McGrath, CEO of Accor Pacific, said: “We are delighted to be bringing a Mövenpick hotel to Brisbane, Australia’s next Olympic city and one of the country’s most sought-after lifestyle destinations.

“The elevated heritage setting of this hotel, and its art deco-inspired design, is a perfect fit for Mövenpick, which has a rich history of creating culinary and hotel experiences dating back to the 1940s. Mövenpick Hotel Brisbane Spring Hill will contribute to the city’s vibrant culinary scene with an outstanding restaurant and bars, while masterfully blending the brand’s Swiss heritage with an unrivalled hospitality experience.”

Enhancing the neighbourhood

The art deco-inspired property will feature a grand two-storey foyer with marble columns, terrazzo flooring and intricate detailing. Elevated gardens will distinguish the façade, moreover, framing the windows with cascading greenery.

MAS Architecture Studio is leading this site’s architectural design and HBA is designing the interiors. This landmark hotel is intended to complement the heritage architecture of Spring Hill, as well as the neighbouring residential tower, also being developed by Keylin.

Louis Cheung, managing director of Keylin, said: “Keylin’s partnership with Accor will deliver a premium hotel experience to Brisbane during a transformational time for the city as we prepare to host the 2032 Olympic Games, and we’re thrilled to be working with such a trusted and celebrated brand.

“As Brisbane’s oldest suburb, Spring Hill has an eclectic mix of heritage architecture and access to unrivalled culture, entertainment and dining precincts including The Tivoli Theatre, King Street dining precinct and the heritage RNA Showgrounds. The neighbouring 65 ha Victoria Parklands is also undergoing an AU$83 million [US$60.6 million] revitalisation that will make it one of the largest urban parks in the country.

“An exceptional location such as this requires an exceptional design and a world-class hotel operator. We are thrilled with the outcome and look forward to commencing construction before the end of the year.”

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