Hot hotel: The Calile

Discover why this Palm Springs-inspired hotel is creating a buzz in Brisbane.

A Palm Springs-inspired oasis, right in the heart of Brisbane’s trendiest street; welcome to The Calile.

Lifestyle hotels are making waves across the country, offering stylish, resort-style stays with all the practicalities of your typical business hotel.

Brisbane newcomer The Calile is the prime example of this, positioning itself as an urban resort, complete with an Insta-worthy pool, fine-dining restaurant, plus expertly designed and styled rooms and suites.

The Calile takes up prime real estate on James Street, which is arguably the chicest strip in Fortitude Valley and perhaps the entire city. In between high fashion boutiques and trendy restaurants, an unassuming driveway leads you into the hotel’s entrance.

Lobby Bar at The Calile

Inside is an incredibly stylish lobby, with marble accents and blush pink hues that carry through the rest of the property.

Here you’ll also find the Lobby Bar, serving up a la carte breakfast, share-style lunch and dinner, plus a well-curated cocktail list.

Head up to level two to find the picture-perfect pool deck that takes this property from stylish hotel to urban resort.

The Calile’s Insta-worthy pool deck

Richards and Spence, the Brisbanebased design team behind The Calile, took inspiration from other hot-weather cities such as Miami, Palm Springs, Rio De Janeiro and Mexico City, which is recognisable in this part of the property.

Pastel green lounges and private cabanas line the pool, which on a Sunday is filled with hotel guests. Also on level two is The Calile’s signature Greek restaurant, Hellenika, which offers a sophisticated dining experience within the restaurant as well as casual poolside dining.

Rooms & suites

The Calile offers 175 rooms including nine suites and two premier suites, each with a variety of outlooks. If you’re after the full Calile experience, opt for a poolside room, or for a luxury stay, the Calile and Ada Suites are the way to go.

The rooms have been expertly designed, with a mix of timber, cork and marble making them a design-lover’s dream.

Despite its aesthetic appeal, The Calile makes no compromise on practicality, with motorised blackout blinds, dedicated living areas and smart TVs to appeal to the most  discerning business traveller.

Deluxe suite

Extra touches like custom linen robes, locally sourced mini bar items and Nespresso machines certainly don’t go unnoticed either.

Guests can also enjoy additional facilities such as an onsite spa, a fitness centre with personal trainers and daily group classes, and The Library, which offers a quiet space for working.

Conferences and events

Event organisers have several spaces to choose from for meetings and corporate functions. The grand ballroom caters to cocktail events of up to 500 guests and can be divided into four separate rooms. The space opens out on to an outdoor terrace ideal for pre-function drinks by the pool.

The level two amphitheatre is ideal for smaller cocktail events of up to 100 guests and offers planners a blank canvas to create the perfect event setting. Two private rooms are also on offer, which can be utilised individually or combined for seated dinners of up 24 guests.

Event spaces for up to 500 guests

The event spaces offer fully integrated AV and presentation facilities, while complimentary Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel. Every aspect of The Calile is considered, from the on-trend colour palette and design elements, to the food and beverage offering and event spaces.

Whether it’s for business or leisure, or a bit of both, The Calile leaves a lasting impression on those who visit.

Outdoor pre-function area

This article originally appeared in the winter edition of Spice Magazine.
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