Deputy PM and Minister for Regional Development Hon Warren Truss MP yesterday announced that Brisbane Airport is getting an Ibis and Pullman hotel as part of a $150 million development project.
The 5 star Pullman and the 3.5 star Ibis will adjoin the Brisbane Airport Conference & Meeting Centre, the properties’ shared facilities. This takes Accor’s Brisbane Airport property tally up to four with the new hotels joining an Ibis Budget and a Novotel.
Accor Pacific COO Simon McGrath said,“With passenger numbers through the international and domestic terminals in Brisbane expected grow to 38 million per year in the next 20 years, Accor is excited to be involved from the ground level in this forward thinking project which will strengthen the local tourism economy,” said Mr McGrath. “It reflects the broader vision behind Brisbane Airport’s master plan, while reinforcing Accor’s reputation as Australia’s leading and most accessible accommodation operator working across economy and midscale segments through to upscale and luxury markets.”
The Pullman Brisbane Airport will have 130 rooms, a freeform leisure pool with a 20 metre lap pool, poolside daybeds and pergolas will be available for guests relaxing in transit or waiting for a flight. The hotel will feature 24-hour room service for the convenience of its transit and regular guests, plus a lobby lounge bar catering for up to 60 guests, restaurant with seating for up to 152 patrons, and private dining room for a maximum of 12 people. A top floor executive club lounge and bar, business centre and executive gym will be available in addition to a poolside dining and entertainment area to maximise on the view beneath the flight path.
The Ibis Brisbane Airport hotel will have 243 rooms and an alfresco indoor/outdoor restaurant catering to 160 diners, as well as a ground floor indoor/outdoor bar for 100 patrons, a cafe, bar and takeaway facility, and roof top bar and lounge catering for up to 150 people.
Catering for up to 600 people at any one time and covering some 735 square metres, the Brisbane Airport Conference & Meeting Centre has a 300 seat pillar-less ballroom, eight conference rooms and four executive boardrooms. Other facilities include an open air terrace breakout area, a business centre and cloakroom.
The new Pullman and Ibis development is owned by Brisbane based property specialists, the Flynn Property Group and Scott Flynn Properties, who first developed the Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel in 2009.
Construction is set to commence in February 1, 2015 for an expected opening on November 1, 2016.