Bailey is the second of three newbuild resorts to open in Cairns under Crystalbrook control.
Bailey is the second of three newbuild resorts to open in Cairns under Crystalbrook control.

The second of three new luxury resorts being built and opened in Cairns under the Crystalbrook Collection banner has opened in the North Queensland city.

Showcasing a passion for art and sustainability, the opening of ‘Bailey’ sees 255 new hotel rooms added to the Cairns accommodation landscape along with three new restaurants and bars, a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and new event spaces for up to 150 people.

Bailey follows the opening last year of sister Crystalbrook property, ‘Riley’, which has this week celebrated its first birthday.

Key hallmarks of the Bailey personality are individuality and an appreciation for the arts, with artworks featuring on each of the tower’s 12 floors. A partnership with Mainie Australia, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and the city’s local TAFE institutions will see the hotel display the works of local artists and students as part of its opening festivities.

Artwork is central to the Bailey philosophy.
Picture: Marc McCormack

Going forward, the works of artists both local and farther afield will be featured across a variety of disciplines including painting, sculpture, literature, film, music and dance, with regular performances, recitals and workshops to be hosted.

Facilities available to guests include the CC’s Bar and Grill steakhouse which celebrates the best of Australian beef and seafood, backed by a 150-strong wine list from both local, domestic and international labels. Bailey also features a revival of the classic Milk Bar, which will serve traditional favourites and a variety of traditional dishes. And from next year, the hotel will welcome Latin flavours to its rooftop with the opening of Pachamama and its menu of South American cuisine.

Bailey will be followed next year by the opening of the third Crystalbrook Collection property in the city – Flynn – and will also expand to Newcastle by the end of 2020 with the opening of Kingsley.