Sustainably led hospitality company Crystalbrook Collection has unveiled its new accommodation offering, Crystalbrook Vincent in the heart of Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves.
Sat underneath the iconic Story Bridge this is Crystalbrook Collection’s seventh property to open in three years.
The property was formerly known as The Fantauzzo and the new hotel will retain its partnership with namesake Vincent Fantauzzo, and over 500 pieces of the acclaimed Australian painter’s artworks that feature throughout the six-story hotel.
Vincent Fantauzzo said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Crystalbrook Vincent and to take our partnership to a new level. I love what Crystalbrook Collection is doing with sustainability; this is something very important to me personally – it opens the door for exciting new collaborations which I hope will enhance guest’s experience and inspire creativity. I’m looking forward to it.”
Speaking on the opening of Crystalbrook Vincent and proud of its sustainable credentials, Crystalbrook Collection CEO Geoff York said: “Our initial focus is to elevate the hotel’s focus on sustainability. We’re introducing a single-use plastic-free environment and 100 percent waste-free bathrooms where everything is reusable, recyclable or biodegradable.”
“We’re working to minimise our food carbon footprint by ensuring that at least 80 percent of all produce served within the hotel is sourced within a three-hour radius and we’re embracing technology to reduce the need for waste, such as, paperless check in and check out and in-room tablet control centres,” he said.
Hospitality leader, Jeremy Nordkamp will lead Crystalbrook Vincent as General Manager, bringing with him extensive experience in the field, most recently at Crystalbrook Riley in Cairns and as the opening General Manager of Brisbane’s own Calile Hotel.
“I’m thrilled to be continuing my journey with Crystalbrook Collection as we grow the portfolio and lead the way in five-star sustainable hospitality.
“Brisbane has taken giant leaps in the hospitality scene in recent years and I’m excited to be working with a fantastic group of professionals elevating this destination hotel to new heights,” said Jeremy.
Crystalbrook Collection is Australia’s largest independent five-star portfolio of hotels and resorts, the group’s owner, Ghassan Aboud said: “Hospitality has always been an area of business I’ve wanted to invest in. I’m very proud of what my team has achieved in the past three years to now lead Australia’s largest independent five-star portfolio.”
Crystalbrook is one of Australia’s leading sustainable and innovative independent hospitality companies. Each hotel in the portfolio carries an authentic expression of its location, a passion for responsible luxury, considered design and a twinkle of fun for a uniquely enriching experience.