IHG is set to open its first managed luxury hotel in Brisbane, following the signing of a Kimpton Hotel with Kokoda Property.

Announced today at the Asia Pacific Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE), the new luxury Kimpton in Brisbane’s Teneriffe will form part of Kokoda Property’s AU$1.5 billion mixed-use lifestyle precinct which includes extensive ground floor hospitality and retail venues, commercial offices and multiple residential towers. 

Speaking at AHICE, in conversation with HM’s James Wilkinson, IHG Chief Executive Officer – Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, Kenneth Macpherson, expressed his excitement about introducing the Kimpton brand to Brisbane.

“The asset looks sensational – with that infinity pool, the suites and panoramic views over the city,” Macpherson said.

“The Kimpton brand is playing strongly for us in that luxury lifestyle space, expanding across the world. We’re delighted to bring this second Kimpton hotel into Australia.”

Signing ceremony of Kimpton in Brisbane’s Teneriffe – from left to right: Evan Ho, Director of Capital & Acquisitions, Kokoda Property, Ivonne Abood, Marketing Director, Kokoda Property, Michael Minuzzo, Development Director, Kokoda Property, Mark Stevens, MD & Founder, Kokoda Property, Kenneth Macpherson,Chief Executive – Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa, IHG, Cameron Burke, Director of Development – Australasia & Pacific, IHG, Rajit Sukumaran, SVP and Managing Director, IHG and Matt Tripolone, Managing Director – Australasia & Pacific, IHG.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring our Kimpton brand to Brisbane, particularly in such a strategic location that perfectly aligns to the aspirational ethos of the brand,” said IHG Hotels and Resorts Director of Development, Australasia and Pacific, Cameron Burke.

“Kimpton has an ardent global following amongst the lifestyle-led and socially inclined, which will resonate strongly as part of the Skyring Terrace precinct and within Brisbane’s luxury hotel market. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Kokoda Property in pursuit of our common vision to elevate the hospitality space in South-East Queensland. 

“The strength of IHG’s brand portfolio, particularly within the luxury and lifestyle segments, is accelerating the growth of our Australian estate – and this signing is a significant testament to that.” 

IHG said the 155-room hotel will feature unique, design-led rooms and suites, including marquee suites that will cater to celebrity guests and VIPs, a 200-plus-seat signature restaurant and bar on Level 14, a spa with multiple treatment rooms, fitness centre and 618sqm of flexible indoor and outdoor event space. 

Guests will enjoy waterfront access and views, as well as an infinity pool overlooking the Brisbane River and an open-air Garden Terrace bar.

Kokoda Property Founder and Managing Director, Mark Stevens, said Kimpton was the ideal choice for the centrepiece of its Teneriffe development.

“The brand’s lifestyle centric positioning, design and playful guest experiences will fit perfectly into this exciting and unique pocket of Brisbane,” Stevens said.

“We’re excited to play a part in the regeneration of historic Teneriffe – from its industrial origins into one of the trendiest neighbourhoods of Brisbane.

“It’s a popular year-round hub for fitness and is set to get even better with Skyring Terrace to connect Brisbane’s famed riverwalk between Teneriffe and New Farm and become the cultural heartbeat of the lively area.”

The signing adds to IHG’s fast-growing luxury and lifestyle portfolio, which includes 14 open hotels and a further five in the pipeline in Australia under brands including InterContinental, Six Senses, Hotel Indigo, and now Kimpton.