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Reconfigured porte cochère connects the restaurant and bar with the street, providing an integrated arrival experience.
The Westin Hotel provides 5 star accommodation in the Brisbane Central Business District. Offering 299 guest rooms, the hotel provides extensive leisure facilities, including a resort-style swimming pool with a swim up bar, a ‘Heavenly Spa’ day spa and full gym facilities. The hotel also offers a 24-hour business centre along with 667 sqm of function and meeting space.
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The critical move was to relocate the porte cochère to the side. This allows the hotel to connect directly with Mary Street, allowing the restaurant and bar to spill out into the street with planting and seating allowing guests, residents and visitors to sit outside and enjoy the amazing Brisbane weather.The cafe flows seamlessly into the reception and concierge areas providing an integrated arrival experience. The line of reception and bar blur, creating a new typology. Transforming from a breakfast gathering point through to a lively evening destination, the bar design allows the space to transition from day to night. The interior design reflects the strong Westin brand with timeless elegance, combined with a modern Queensland vernacular. The materials withstand the demands of a hotel and reduce the need for regular refurbishments. The natural variations of stone and timber ensure every room is slightly different.