Australia’s coolest new hotel has opened in Brisbane. The W Brisbane overlooks the city’s namesake river and features a design that references Australia’s indigenous roots and colonial heritage.

Striking a balance between urban style and modern design – with a cheeky, distinctively Aussie angle through a design from Australian design Nic Graham & Associates – the hotel houses 312 rooms, including 32 luxe suites.

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Guests are welcomed upon entering the hotel by a staircase crafted from timber river reeds in the lobby/living room. Artwork from a slew of Australian artists further punctuates the interior along with intricate rugs and greenery-inspired details.

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Benchtops and bar faces are upgraded with forms that recall curvilinear shapes and nearby waterworn clifftops. All rooms and suites are designed with a white wall inspired by VJ wall panels typical of Queenslander homes, while the Extreme Wow suite on the 33rd floor boasts an impressive backdrop of panoramic views.

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The hotel features three dining venues, including the vibrant but casual Three Blue Ducks; the daytime lounge and evening cocktail bar the Living Room; and the signature Wet Deck rooftop bar.

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There is also more than 11,800 square feet of event space, including the 6,400-square-foot Great Room.

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