Brisbane Marriott Hotel’s makeover makes the most of its riverfront location

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Brisbane Marriott Hotel delivers a sense of grandeur from the first step inside the lobby.

Brisbane Marriott Hotel is one of the best located hotels in the city,” says General Manager Kelvin Ramm. He’s not boasting, this is just simple fact.

“Guests can step straight out of the hotel and be on the river walk that connects the city, Howard Smith Wharves, and New Farm.”

Many may already know Brisbane Marriott Hotel, it’s been a city staple in the luxury hotel scene for decades and was the hotel of choice for US President Barack Obama and his government entourage when they came over for the G20 in 2014.

The hotel’s classic style has been given a makeover with a full refurbishment in 2019 updating all 267 guest rooms and suites, Executive Lounge, two floors of event space and signature restaurant Motion Dining.

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Motion Dining offers a spacious venue with an open grill.

The hotel delivers a sense of grandeur from the first step inside the lobby, with its cascading chandelier, ornate marble tiles and gold-framed elevator.

For a birds-eye view head to the first of two events floors which have been thoughtfully redesigned using lots of floor-to-ceiling glass to make the most of the space and natural light. Spanning 737sqm and 12 event rooms, each space features natural light which elevate the grandeur while celebrating the hotel’s location in the city and on the Brisbane River.

“Since the pandemic, we are seeing a demand for event and meeting venues that feature uninterrupted natural light, to promote an overall sense of wellbeing, creativity and inspiration,” says Ramm.

“This makes Brisbane Marriott Hotel well positioned for all MICE segments seeking a space and experience designed to inspire.”

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Brisbane Marriott Hotel offers two floors of event space.

Beyond the main event floors is a range of unique event venues that spotlight the city’s laid-back sophistication and location. These venues include the redeveloped M Deck. An extension of the hotel’s restaurant Motion Dining, M Deck is an alfresco venue with views of the river and Story Bridge, perfect for cocktail functions and social gatherings.

Motion Dining offers a spacious venue with an open grill. But it’s the seafood that brings in the crowds. Overseen by Executive Chef Peter Iwanczyk, Motion Dining’s menu showcases some of the best beef and seafood Australia has to offer, with the hotel’s iconic seafood buffet reimagined on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Also featuring direct views of the Story Bridge, the River Terrace is an alfresco blank canvas that makes the most of the city’s balmy climate.

Completing the hotel’s unique events venues is the Great Room. Located within the lobby, the purpose-built space offers a comfortable environment to work, relax, plug-in and socialise.

“Brisbane Marriott Hotel was one of the first hotels in the city to embrace the Brisbane River,” says Ramm.

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Take advantage of Brisbane Marriott Hotel’s riverfront location.

“The Brisbane River is an iconic attraction for travellers alike, and has only been further enhanced with the development of lifestyle playgrounds like Howard Smith Wharves, only moments from the hotel.

“The hotel’s location makes the property well poised for meetings, events and incentive segments with major attractions within close proximity.”

Take advantage of a new Offer available at all four Marriott Brisbane Properties for events booked and confirmed by 31 December 2022, to be hosted by 30 June 2023. Quote ‘BNE2022” when making an enquiry via the Marriott Brisbane Meetings website.

Groups Offer:

  • 5% off master billed rooms
  • 1 x VIP suite upgrade
  • Double Marriott Bonvoy reward points

Catering and Events Offer:

  • Double Marriott Bonvoy reward points
  • 1 x tea/coffee break upgrade

Festive Season Bonus:

  • Complimentary select theming for festive events (T&C Apply)