Development Application documents have been lodged with Brisbane City Council for the construction of a 26-storey “high-end” hotel at 44 Roma Street in the CBD.
Submitted plans from Property Projects Australia Pty Ltd reveal an aspirational tower of a maximum 96.9-metre height sitting on a fairly compact 402 square metre site. The proposed location sits on the edge of the new Brisbane Live precinct on Roma Street, beside the Turbot Street overpass and next door to Pullman Brisbane King George Square.
A total of 212 hotel rooms will be available within the tower, including 23 suites. Rooms will sit on top of a two-level podium, which will offer a ground floor foyer, with a restaurant, lounge, bar and fitness centre on the first level which will also be on offer to guests.
Rooms will offer views over the CBD and out to the Brisbane River, Southbank and the Roma Street parklands.
“This development offers an exciting opportunity to develop and further enrich the travelling corporate lifestyle and tourism fabric of Brisbane CBD,” the DA reads.
“The proposal seeks to revitalize the southern end of the CBD, which has been a long standing eye sore and abandoned area. The proposal desires to capture the ever growing tourism and corporate traveller population that greater QLD continues to see.”
The highly sustainable design incorporates plans for vertical greenery to be positioned via landscape planters on Levels 11 and 20 on the building’s exterior in order to provide wind mitigation and reflect sub-tropical Queensland.
Plans show a variety of eco-friendly technologies will feature in the building, including an efficient HVAC system, high-performance window glazing, customisable and adaptable energy use system, occupancy sensors for low traffic spaces to reduce light and air conditioning when not in use and water efficient showers and taps, among other measures.
The application makes no mention of attempts to sign a hotel operator to manage the property, however once approved, the rights are sure to be a hot commodity for the city.