Hilton Brisbane marked the occasion of its 25th anniversary by unveiling a completed $38-million refurbishment across the entire hotel.
In one of the single biggest investments made by any of Brisbane’s CBD hotels, Hilton Brisbane spent more than $14 million since January 2011, upgrading every aspect of its facilities. Hilton Brisbane first opened in 1986 as the Brisbane International Hilton. It has been the longest running five-star hotel in Brisbane.
The property now has new 319 deluxe and executive rooms; a new flagship restaurant and bar, Vintaged Bar + Grill, which has recently been awarded a Chef’s Hat in the Queensland Good Food Guide; a business centre with three new boardrooms; and a reinvigorated porte-cochere entrance which features Brisbane’s biggest video wall with a three-meter by 5m digital display.
Hilton Brisbane was originally designed by one of the founders of modernist design in Australia, Harry Seidler – the only hotel he designed in Australia. Designer Mark Landini oversaw the refurbishments.
The renovation is part of a larger scope of major projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital expenditures across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Beginning in 2011, the projects currently total more than $3 billion during a three-year period.