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Australian MGallery

Accor network has another Australian hotel in its upscale MGallery Collection.image

Brisbane’s Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is the 10th MGallery member across Australia and New Zealand.

Centrally located close distance to Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley, the new Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is secluded but still closely connected to Brisbane’s commercial and cultural pulse.

Accor says that, after an AU$8 million refurbishment, the official AAA 5-star rated hotel can now be described as ‘truly boutique’, revealing a new level of comfort and impeccable styling for discerning travellers.image

“The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites features 50 elegant room options, including one and two-bedroom suites. It also presents Brisbane’s first loft-style hotel suites, lending a contemporary yet elegant edge to the vintage luxe hotel.

“Two new-look ‘wine and dine’ options are available with the addition of Thomson’s Reserve Restaurant and the sophisticated Socialites Bar, both designed to recreate the ambiance and glamour reminiscent of the Charleston era and Brisbane’s original 1920s socialite scene.image

“The result is an eclectic blend of new and old elements, with Heritage-listed treasures to be found at every turn, including a fantastic old cage lift which sits at the heart of the hotel, an original feature of the building now restored for future generations to enjoy.

The hotel boasts a rich history, dating to the 1880s when immigrant, Dr John Thomson, chose the site to build his personal residence. The accomplished doctor, scientist, astronomer, psychologist and pioneering photographer (who in addition was also a founder of St. John’s Ambulance and QLD University), named his home Inchcolm after Scotland’s Inchcolm Island.

The hotel’s General Manager, Daniel Meek says the Inchcolm has proudly retaiijed historical architecture and a charming 20s and 30s socialite vibe.image

“This era was the heyday of interior design. The current refurbishment has carefully protected the building’s neo-Georgian style yet combined it with modern touches. The end result is welcoming, quirky and surprising.”

“By wearing the MGallery badge, the new Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is now part of an esteemed worldwide collection of unique hotels that proudly invites travellers to enjoy stays full of discovery, history, design and character,” said Mr Meek.

About Ian Roberts (254 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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