TFE Hotels has signed an agreement to operate The Calile, a new boutique property being developed by Calile Malouf Investments (CMI) and due to open in 2018.
The Calile will become the second hotel under the TFE Hotels Collection brand and will encompass the brand’s ethos of ‘beautiful design, bespoke service and attention to the individual’.
Designed by Richards and Spence Architects, the seven-storey hotel will be located on James Street – bounded by James, Doggett and Wandoo Streets – and will comprise 178 luxury hotel rooms and suites alongside over 2600 square meters of new retail and hospitality space.
TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman said The Calile would be much more than a hotel – it would be a new icon for Brisbane and a destination for the city’s stylish set and visitors to the city.
“We are really excited to be partnering with CMI, who have been instrumental in transforming James Street into the most sought-after destination in one of Australia’s fastest growing cities,” she said.
“This will be a sophisticated and fun resort experience in an urban location – where people will meet for drinks with friends, to shop or for a fun night out, taking advantage of that glorious sub-tropical outdoor lifestyle that Brisbane has to offer.”
Subtropical in style, TFE says The Calile “promises a resort feel in a city-fringe location, making it a true urban oasis… It seeks to embrace Brisbane’s sunshine, blue skies and love of outdoor living to create a hotel that will set a new standard in design and service for travellers and locals alike”.
There will be a mix of ground floor boutiques, restaurants and cafés linking to a podium level designed as a raised urban landscape – complete with pool, cabanas, a poolside restaurant, day spa, fitness centre and business centre. The podium level will also house a function room with capacity to host banquets for up to 300 seated guests.