Luxury 5-star hotel The Star Grand, part of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development, has marked an important milestone with the completion of a Sky Deck, positioned 100m above the Brisbane River.

The 250m long crescent shaped open-air rooftop deck is a first for Brisbane and forms the centrepiece of the riverside tourism development.

The Sky Deck will be open 365 days a year and can cater to up to 1,500 people with a signature restaurant, all day casual dining, a bar, events space, as well as a glass floor viewing platform for further photo opportunities.

The Star Brisbane Chief Operating Officer, Kelvin Dodt, described it as a ‘defining moment’ for the transformational Brisbane project.

“This is a special and long anticipated moment for Queen’s Wharf and The Star Brisbane but more widely it is a game changer for Brisbane and Queensland tourism,” he said.

“This will become one of the city’s most recognisable skyscapes elevating Brisbane’s already growing international reputation as a must-visit destination ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Just as importantly, Sky Deck will be for the people of Brisbane as a vibrant public space to enjoy day and night, whether for important occasions, a casual catch-up or just to take in the views.”

The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium – a joint venture led by The Star Entertainment Group, alongside Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.

It will include with four new luxury hotels, including The Star Grand, more than 50 new restaurant and bars, around 1,500 residential apartments and more than 12 football fields of public space decorated with art works and nine restored heritage buildings.

It is the first development in Brisbane to be awarded the 6-star Green Star Communities rating in recognition of its social, environmental, and economic sustainability designs.

A staged opening of the integrated resort development is expected from April 2024, drawing an estimated 1.4 million additional tourists to Brisbane each year.

Dodt said the internal fit out of The Star Grand hotel is well underway and on completion will offer one of the city’s largest ballrooms as well as a host of dining and tourism spaces as part of the integrated resort.

“Our city and Queen’s Wharf was featured in TIME as one of the 100 world’s greatest places of 2023, alongside the pyramids of Egypt and Barcelona, so The Star is thrilled to be further focussing the spotlight on Brisbane and our great state,” Dodt added.