This design-led property is surrounded by an equally on-trend collection of boutiques, galleries and restaurants as well as the nearby James Street Market.
Taking design inspiration from 1950s Miami but injecting it with an almost Scandinavian simplicity results in hip, Instagram-worthy interiors.
Many of the rooms boast outside space, ideal for a coffee from your Nespresso machine or lazing on a day bed in the afternoon sun.
The restaurants are equally cool, from the cocktails of the Lobby Bar to the delicious Greek fare of Hellenika.
From the pistachio-greens of the sun loungers to the gold lettering, there can be few more postcard-perfect spots for a cooling dip than the hotel’s 88-ft pool.
Winter (June-Aug) is high season in Queensland; the water can be chilly - at least to Australians - but its temperature rarely drops below 22°C. April through October is peak visibility time for divers. Summer is hot and sticky across the state. In North Queensland the monsoonal Wet season is from November or December through March or April. It brings heavy rains, high temperatures, extreme humidity, and cyclones. It's no problem to visit then, and the Wet or "Green" season allows an unusual opportunity to explore this region during a truly balmy time of monsoonal calms.
With a hint of 1950s Miami glamour and an enviable location in the trendy James Street area, The Calile is an achingly hip hotel with an Instagram-worthy pool, stylish decor and deservedly popular Greek restaurant.
Fortitude Valley enclave of boutiques, cafes and restaurants, The Calile is at once minimalist and showy, an on-trend concoction of bleached-out pastels and simple wooden furniture enlivened with statement lighting. Superb amenities and a proximity to buzzing markets, independent boutiques and cutting edge galleries make this a destination for style-hunters, artists and foodies.
The 175 rooms are as effortlessly cool and considered as the public areas, with a colour palette reminiscent of an ice cream parlour, with dashes of brass and marble adding an air of opulence. Crisp white bed linens create a welcoming retreat, while Nespresso machines, locally-sourced mini bars and UHD televisions add all the conveniences of home. Bathrooms are a sanctuary from the city with robes, slippers and Grown Alchemist products adding to a design that seems almost lifted from the pages of an interiors magazine.
From a freshly baked croissant, virtuous Green Bowl or decadent Croque Monsieur for breakfast in the Lobby Bar, to innovative cocktails and delicious Greek dishes at Hellenika, dining at The Calile is a treat. Laze in one of the restaurant’s al fresco booths, enjoy an Aperol Spritz and zucchini chips poolside and top the evening off with an espresso martini back where you began, in the slick surrounds of the Lobby Bar.
If you can be tempted from the day bed or lured from the pool, the Fortitude Valley neighbourhood that surrounds the hotel is a treasure trove of independent shops and art galleries, intermingled with cool cafes and bustling markets. Hidden bars are tucked away down the lanes, sitting alongside cutting-edge furniture design stores and delis. You could easily while away a few hours in strolling along trendy James Street and its market, popping into the boutiques and galleries with occasional pit stops for sustenance in the city’s top restaurants. Downtown Brisbane is just a five-minute drive.
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