Queensland to welcome its first Kimpton Hotel in Brisbane

IHG Hotels and Resorts, in partnership with Kokoda Property, has announced the upcoming debut of Queensland’s first Kimpton Hotel, set to open in Brisbane by 2028.

This development is part of Kokoda Property’s ambitious $1.5-billion riverfront project located at Teneriffe, a vibrant suburb known for its trendy and upscale atmosphere.


The Kimpton Hotel will feature approximately 155 design-led rooms and suites within a three-tower mixed-use complex on the 1.76-hectare Riverside Industrial Sands site. This prime location boasts an impressive 210 meters of river frontage, ensuring stunning views and an immersive riverfront experience for guests.

True to the Kimpton brand’s reputation for luxury and lifestyle, the hotel will offer a range of high-end amenities. Highlights include a 200-plus-seat signature restaurant and bar located on the 14th floor, a spa with multiple treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and 618 square meters of flexible indoor and outdoor event space. These facilities are designed to maximize Brisbane’s subtropical climate, providing a seamless blend of indoor comfort and outdoor leisure.

Cameron Burke, IHG’s Director of Development for Australasia and the Pacific, emphasized that Teneriffe’s dynamic and trendy character makes it an ideal location for the Kimpton brand. “It’s a strategic location that aligns to the aspirational ethos of the brand,” Burke stated. “Kimpton has an ardent global following among the lifestyle-led and socially inclined, which will resonate strongly as part of the Skyring Terrace precinct and within Brisbane’s luxury hotel market.”

The decision to introduce the Kimpton brand in Brisbane underscores IHG’s commitment to expanding its luxury and lifestyle portfolio in Australia. “The strength of IHG’s brand portfolio, particularly within the luxury and lifestyle segments, is accelerating the growth of our Australian estate—and this signing is a significant testament to that,” Burke added.

Mark Stevens, founder of Kokoda Property, echoed this enthusiasm, highlighting that the Kimpton brand was the perfect choice for this landmark development. “The brand’s lifestyle-centric positioning, design, and playful guest experiences will fit perfectly into this exciting and unique pocket of Brisbane,” Stevens said.

This development promises to not only enhance Brisbane’s luxury accommodation offerings but also contribute to the city’s evolving skyline and its reputation as a premier destination for both domestic and international travellers. As anticipation builds for its 2028 opening, the Kimpton Hotel is set to become a cornerstone of Brisbane’s hospitality landscape.

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