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Private Brisbane developers the Flynn Property Group and Scott Flynn Properties, led by brothers Anthony and Scott Flynn respectively, are the powerhouse behind the announcement of a AUD$150 million hotel and conference centre development at Brisbane Airport.

The development, which features Brisbane Airport’s first 5-star hotel, includes a 10-level Accor branded 5-star Pullman Hotel and a 3.5 star Ibis Hotel as well as the Brisbane Airport Conference & Meeting Centre.

In addition to developing some AUD$275 million in property across apartments and hotels over the past eight years, Anthony and Scott Flynn are also behind the award-winning Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel, which opened in 2009 as Brisbane Airport’s first and only hotel and conference centre.

The announcement yesterday (July 30) will see the brothers continue their investment at Brisbane Airport, and will make the Flynn Family Group the largest owner of Accor Franchise Hotels across the entire Asia Pacific region by number of properties.

“The success of the signature 157-room Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel on this flagship site – we recently welcomed our 350,000th hotel guest, our 4,500th conference and we were proudly awarded by Accor the best Novotel Franchise Hotel in Australia as well as best Overall Franchise Hotel in Australia – is testament to our commitment as private property developers to constantly create premium products with our five star partners Brisbane Airport Corporation and Accor,” said Anthony Flynn.

“Putting pay to the adage that from little things big things grow, our company is now about to build and manage this new landmark development – 373 suites across two elegant contemporary hotels and a major conference and meeting centre in one of the world’s most sought after cities for hotel investment – Brisbane.

“Not only is this Brisbane Airport’s first 5-star hotel development, we believe it is the best hotel opportunity on the eastern seaboard of Australia. The $150 million development will complement Brisbane Airport’s offerings, bringing it another step closer to realizing its Master Plan,” he said.

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Flynn said in just five years Pullman had redefined upscale hotels and resorts in international capitals around the world, with the Pullman Brisbane Airport adding to the brand’s significant global footprint.

“Ideal for the business traveller the five star Pullman Brisbane Airport will feature 130 rooms including two presidential suites and 10 junior suites, an upscale restaurant and lounge bar, leisure and lap pools, an executive club lounge and business centre. This is a much needed top-end mix as Brisbane realizes its own branding of becoming a New World City,” he said.

“The Pullman’s sister is the Ibis Brisbane Airport, offering 243 rooms including 99 superior rooms and alfresco dining. This hotel will bring to Brisbane an elevated level of affordable quality and comfort along with a major new social attraction for Brisbane Airport- a stylish rooftop lounge and bar overlooking the main runway and Moreton Bay.

Rounding out this exciting development is the conference and meeting centre, expanding Brisbane’s conferencing capability by 600 delegates. The centre will offer 13 conference and meeting rooms including a 300 seat pillar-less ballroom, boardrooms, business centre, cloakroom as well as generous breakout terraces.

“This centre brings an additional 1,735sqm of conference, meeting and event space to a city bursting its seams in this sector. Together, this development will create a new benchmark for the city,” said Flynn.

Flynn Property Group and Scott Flynn Properties have confirmed that renowned Australian architect Noel Robinson is behind the design and that construction will begin on February 1 next year, continuing through to November 1, 2016.

Flynn said the development means business for Brisbane. “This development means business in the form of 1,000 jobs during construction and 300 to 350 jobs when open,” he said. “The drill-down economic benefits of this size of development for Brisbane are invaluable. This development is well overdue; a new purpose-built five-star branded hotel has not entered Brisbane for over 10 years.

“This is why we have chosen to invest again in such a huge development – we have faith in Brisbane, in Queensland, in our partners the Brisbane Airport Corporation and in our franchise partner Accor,” he said.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management