A boutique hotel in Queensland has been named 12th in the World’s 50 Best Hotels awards for 2023 – and it’s not hard to see why.
The Calile Hotel in Brisbane, a popular haunt for socialites and celebrities, opened in October 2018 and has now won best hotel in Oceania thanks to its coastal vibes and sub-tropical modern design.
The $100million Fortitude Valley hotel was born out of the Malouf family’s decision to transform Brisbane’s premier shopping district James Street into a ‘lifestyle resort’ destination.
Starting at around $379-a-night, the gorgeous hideaway offers nine rooms ranging from the humble Essential hideaway to poolside and high-end suite options.
The Calile Hotel in Brisbane, a popular haunt for socialites and celebrities, opened in October 2018 and has now won best hotel in Oceania thanks to its coastal resort vibes and sub-tropical modern design
The $100million Fortitude Valley hotel was born out of the Malouf family’s decision to transform Brisbane’s premier shopping district James Street into a ‘lifestyle resort’ destination
Guests have access to serene cabanas on a deck by the huge sparkling pool , as well as the famous Kailo Medispa, a gym with all the necessities and personal trainers and a library tucked away in a private enclave.
There are six dining options both inside and nearby as well, with the Lobby Bar perfect for lunch and dinner daily while the two hot spots on Ada Lane – Same Same and Bianca – are top picks for heavier meals.
There are few details left unturned at The Calile, which prides itself on being a ‘place where stories can pause, or pivot’.
‘Normally we don’t put much stock in awards, nor do we chase them – we prefer to direct our energy into providing honest, generous and thoughtful hospitality,’ a Calile spokesperson said.
It resulted in the ‘finest’ urban resort hotel that appeals to both international, local and domestic travellers, as well as the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Julia Roberts and George Clooney
Starting at around $379-a-night, the gorgeous hideaway offers nine rooms ranging from the humble Essential hideaway to poolside and high-end suite options
‘But we are just a little bit delighted by this honour given the integrity of the London-based organisation behind ‘The World’s Best Academy’ who have been developing highly regarded lists on the world’s best restaurants and bars since 2002.’
The independent list is created from the votes of The World’s 50 Best Hotels Academy, which comprises 580 international ‘well-travelled experts’ within the hotel and travel industry, with a 50-50 gender balance.
‘It is comforting to know that trusted sources still exist and that the experts still like what we do and think we are doing it right, five years after we welcomed our first guests,’ the spokesperson continued.
Guests have access to serene cabanas on a deck by the huge sparkling pool , as well as the famous Kailo Medispa, a gym with all the necessities and personal trainers and a library tucked away in a private enclave
Passalacqua (above), a luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Como in Italy was named the best hotel in the world
‘It is not just us of course, just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to create a hotel. We do not exist in a vacuum, and we value highly the vital part that our community plays in making us a better place daily.
‘We are surrounded by a collection of restaurants, boutiques, cafés, retail and beauty havens as well as galleries and creative organisations, within James St and our wider community – all when combined create a powerfully compelling place quite unlike any other in Australia. We dedicate this award to our people, and our place.’
EPassalacqua, a luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, took out the title of best hotel in the world, with the towering Rosewood Hong Kong, set in the city’s Victoria Dockside arts and design district with stunning views over the harbour, taking second place.
Twenty-one of the winning properties were in Europe, with London ‘solidifying its reputation as a global travel hub’, according to the awards, as it boasts four hotels on the list – Claridge’s (No.16), The Connaught (No.22), NoMad London (No.46) and The Savoy (No.47).
THE WORLD’S 50 BEST HOTELS FOR 2023 NAMED
1 Passalacqua – Moltrasio
2 Rosewood Hong Kong
3 Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River – Bangkok
4 The Upper House – Hong Kong
5 Aman Tokyo – Tokyo
6 La Mamounia – Marrakech
7 Soneva Fushi – Maldives
8 One&Only Mandarina – Puerto Vallarta
9 Four Seasons Firenze – Florence
10 Mandarin Oriental Bangkok – Bangkok
11 Capella Bangkok – Bangkok
12 The Calile – Brisbane
13 Chablé Yucatán – Chocholá
14 Aman Venice – Venice
15 Singita Lodges – Kruger National Park
16 Claridge’s – London
17 Raffles Singapore – Singapore
18 Nihi Sumba – Wanokaka
19 Hotel Esencia – Tulum
20 Le Sirenuse – Positano
21 Borgo Egnazia – Savelletri
22 The Connaught – London
23 Royal Mansour – Marrakech
24 Four Seasons Madrid
25 Aman New York
26 The Maybourne Riviera – Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
27 Rosewood São Paulo – São Paulo
28 Capella Singapore – Singapore
29 Le Bristol – Paris
30 Park Hyatt Kyoto – Kyoto
31 La Réserve – Paris
32 Gleneagles – Auchterarder
33 Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc – Antibes
34 Cheval Blanc Paris
35 Four Seasons Astir Palace – Athens
36 Soneva Jani – Maldives
37 The Newt – Bruton
38 Amangalla – Galle
39 Hoshinoya Tokyo
40 Desa Potato Head – Seminyak
41 Eden Rock – St. Barths
42 The Siam – Bangkok
43 Badrutt’s Palace – St. Moritz
44 Atlantis The Royal – Dubai
45 The Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra
46 NoMad London – London
47 The Savoy – London
48 Equinox New York – New York City
49 Six Senses Ibiza – Portinatx
50 Hotel de Crillon – Paris
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-12538733/Calile-Brisbane-best-hotel-Australia-world-Queensland-Liam-Hemsworth.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Inside the best hotel in Australia: The Calile in Brisbane is named 12th in the world – and it’s a favourite of Liam Hemsworth and Julia Roberts