SilverNeedle Hospitality has selected award-winning architect and interior design firm, Geyer to lead the design of Chifley Brisbane’s multimillion-dollar refurbishment project which will see the hotel transformed into the company’s first Next hotel.

Next Hotels is SilverNeedle Hospitality’s flagship brand and Geyer has been tasked with translating the brand concept into the design of the hotel and its various spaces.

SilverNeedle’s Executive Vice President – Property, Allen Matis, said the company selected Geyer “based on their proven ability to innovate, in depth understanding of hospitality projects and strong local and regional experience”.

“Next Brisbane will be the world’s first Next hotel and it was crucial the chosen design team be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Next brand and bring a distinct local feel to the project,” he said.

“We selected Geyer for their strong track record, with several of their completed projects in the region together with their understanding of the Next brand.

“The whole team at SilverNeedle Hospitality and Geyer are very excited to be bringing the Next Hotel Brisbane project to life.

“We are also committed to working closely with the Brisbane City Council to ensure the project complements the Council’s long-term vision for Burnett Lane and the Queen St Mall’s continued revitalisation.”

He said Geyer will undertake full architectural and design services for the Next Brisbane project including renovation of the existing rooms, lobby and retail platform.

The project is due to be completed ahead of the G20 leader’s summit in 2014.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management