4 hotels to stay at in Queensland now the borders are open

Queensland beach

We’re taking any good news we can get these days and with the latest revelation that Queensland’s going to open its borders to Victoria and NSW, that’s about as good as it gets!

With trips being planned and flights being booked, let’s take a look at four of urban Queensland’s top hotels to really throw the wallet at and spend some of those hard-saved Covid dollars.

Riley, Cairns

Crystalbrook Collection’s Riley is the pinnacle of five-star luxury in Cairns. The resort’s incredible food offerings include the highest rooftop bar in Cairns at Rocco, as well as Asian fusion at Paper Crane. For those looking to unwind guests can choose from the Eleme Day Spa, or simply relax by the pool with a beautiful view of the Coral Sea. 

Hotel pool

Bailey, Cairns

Modern, innovative and with an appreciation for the arts, Bailey celebrates originality and individuality. Guests can choose between the 5-star luxury of Bailey’s rooms and suites, and the equally luxe home-away-from-home oasis at Bailey Residences, featuring 1,2 and 3 bedroom residences. Culinary options include the reimagined steakhouse CC’s Bar and Grill. 

Bailey hotel lobby

Flynn, Cairns

The youngest sibling in Crystalbrook’s Cairns family, Flynn has just opened its doors to guests for the first time as of November 10. Boasting two glass-bottomed pools, casual eatery Boardwalk Social and 311 stylish suites, with the top three floors of the Esplanade tower offering guests the ultimate-luxe tropical escape, with large balconies to laze the day away. Flynn is the perfect new destination for those wanting to be in the heart of the action.  

Flynn hotel pool

W Brisbane

Turning the heat up in Australia’s Sunshine State, W Brisbane is brimming with stellar design, contemporary flair and laidback Aussie vibes – all with a special BrisVegas attitude. The eclectic 5-star hotel in the heart of the city boasts 312 spacious guestrooms and suite and iconic Brisbane River views.

The hotel has teamed up with W Bali for a takeover of their iconic WET Deck until Dec 20, bringing a slice of Bali to Brisbane with swinging hammocks, lanterns, bright umbrellas, sarong stalls, live music, insta-worthy cocktails and Balinese dishes that can be enjoyed poolside on floating trays, with more information available here.

W Hotel pool