Hyatt has made an emphatic return to Queensland today (Feb 1) with the rebranding of a Salter Brothers-owned property in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.

Hyatt Regency Brisbane is the company’s first property in the Queensland capital and marks the return of the chain to the Sunshine State after nine years.

Located at the former Next Hotel Brisbane, the 292-room Hyatt Regency Brisbane will undergo a full refurbishment that will see the guest rooms, public areas, event spaces and dining venues enhanced over the next few months.

Hyatt’s Group President of Asia-Pacific, David Udell, said the chain was thrilled to be working with Salter Brothers for the first time and was confident the hotel would be a success in the competitive Brisbane market.

“We are grateful to work with Salter Brothers to open the first Hyatt hotel in Brisbane and look forward to bringing to this vibrant city the premium service and energising experiences that the Hyatt Regency brand is known for,” he said.

“Hyatt has had a presence in Australia for over 30 years. With Brisbane being one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, Hyatt Regency Brisbane will be a strategic addition to our growing portfolio in the country, complementing our current and future hotels in key destinations such as Sydney and Melbourne.”

The property is located in the heart of the city’s central business district and features an outdoor infinity pool and bar, 24-hour fitness center, all-day restaurant and more than 100 square metres of flexible function space.

Salter Brothers Managing Director, Paul Salter, said the company was “excited to be working with Hyatt to position the new Hyatt Regency Brisbane as the best premium upscale hotel in the Brisbane market”.

“With our commitment to new investment in this hotel, its pre-eminent location, well-appointed guest rooms, and atmospheric pool terrace with an infinity pool, and Hyatt’s renowned restaurant and bar offerings, we fully expect Hyatt Regency Brisbane on the Queen Street Mall to be the city’s hotel destination of choice for both business and leisure travellers alike,” he said.

The refurbishment is set to enhance the hotel’s 292 rooms with modern décor and business-centric amenities such as comfortable workstations and bathrooms with walk-in showers.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management