Setting a new benchmark as the biggest external development venture and first 5-star hotel for Brisbane Airport, the $150 million development will create an estimated 1,000 jobs during construction and a further 300 to 350 jobs once open.
It will feature two Accor-branded hotels, the 5-star Pullman Brisbane Airport and the 3.5-star Ibis Brisbane Airport, bridged by the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre and conveniently located at the Domestic Terminal Precinct.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the development signified growing confidence in Brisbane’s visitor economy, not only for leisure and events travellers but also for business travellers, and represented an important new offering for Brisbane.
“The construction of these two new hotels and Convention Centre will allow Brisbane to attract some of the $114 million a year in previously missed economic opportunity and drive international exposure of the city.”
Joint owner and developer, Scott Flynn Managing Director of Scott Flynn Properties, welcomed the start of construction by Watpac Limited as it moves them a step closer to delivering one of Brisbane’s most unique and competitive hotel and conference venues.
Set on over 7000 metres squared of prime airport real estate the centre will have exposure to 22 million passengers annually.
Hotel & Conference Centre Features
- Positioned for the top-end and executive traveller markets, the 10-level Pullman Brisbane Airport will feature 130 rooms including two presidential suites, 10 junior suites, and 45 executive rooms, an upscale restaurant and lounge bar, leisure and lap pools, an executive club lounge and business centre. It will be the first purpose-built, branded 5-star hotel constructed in Brisbane in over a decade.
- The adjoining nine-level Ibis Brisbane Airport will offer 243 rooms, including 99 superior rooms, alfresco dining and a stylish roof top bar with panoramic views across the airport to Moreton Bay, the CBD and Brisbane suburbs.
- The Brisbane Airport Conference Centre will be capable of hosting up to 600 delegates across 13 conference and meeting rooms, including a 300 seat pillar-less ballroom, boardrooms, business centre, cloakroom and generous breakout terraces.
- The hotels and conference centre will be an easy four minutes from the domestic terminal via a high level pedestrian walkway to be delivered by Brisbane Airport Corporation together with other supporting infrastructure.