World’s first NEXT Hotel launches in Brisbane
Brisbane is set to be the first city in the world to acquire a NEXT Hotel, the flagship brand of Singapore-based SilverNeedle Hospitality. The boutique offering will take over the space formerly home to Chifley at Lennons in the Queen Street Mall, and is set to open on October 1.
The redeveloped 304-room hotel has been designed with the modern business travellers in mind, melding comfort and epicurean opportunities with technology and accessibility. Dynamic travellers and boutique accommodation enthusiasts alike will be drawn to NEXT Hotel to experience a re-engineered stay – guests can download the NEXT Hotel Smart App, using it to adjust lighting, room temperature, music and television channels without needing to leave their super comfy bed. The app can also be used to pay for meals at any of the in-house restaurants and bars, or pre-order a dish to pick up to-go or have delivered. The hotel includes executive studios for guests to host business meetings, and offers pre-check-in and post-check-out services – travellers can fuel up on refreshments in The Pantry, store luggage in lockers rooms, freshen up with complimentary toiletries in the Shower Pods, take a power nap in the Sleep Pods, and utilise the complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel’s array of dining options have been designed for the time-poor city dweller, spanning in-room dining, The Club Lounge, Lennons Restaurant & Bar and the Lennons Pool Terrace & Bar – set alongside an outdoor 20-metre swimming pool. The Lennons Restaurant is a brasserie-inspired affair, using fresh local produce to plate up a menu of modern comfort food. Brazilian barbecue, Asian wok and classic kitchen offerings will pair with craft beers and ciders from Burleigh Brewing and Stone & Wood, as well as a menu of artisan wines and cocktails.
The second NEXT Hotel will open in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2017, and SilverNeedle Hospitality’s second brand Sage Hotel will also open its first global location in Brisbane, with the hotel to be set across two refurbished storeys of the TCB building in Fortitude Valley.