Westin begins Australian growth phase with new Brisbane hotel
17 Dec 2018
US hotel chain Marriott International has opened a 299-room Westin hotel in Brisbane.
Valued at approximately A$200 million, this is the first time the Westin brand has operated in Queensland.
‘In Australia, we have a Westin hotel in most of the country’s key capital cities – Melbourne, Perth and now Brisbane – with upcoming debuts in Darwin and Adelaide, and the first Westin resort in Coolum on the Sunshine Coast,’ says Sean Hunt, Marriott International Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, in Hotel Management.
Brad Mercer, General Manager of the Westin Brisbane, adds that the new hotel will become a welcome addition to the fabric of the city.
‘The hotel will be well positioned to service the influx of both domestic and international travellers seeking a hotel that focuses on health and wellbeing, while providing a level of style and elegance synonymous with the Westin brand,’ he says in Hotel Conversation.
Austrade’s latest International Visitor Survey results for 2017–18 show that Australia continues to see record numbers of international visitors. In the year ending June 2018, 8.4 million people stayed 270 million nights and spent A$42.5 billion.