A new player has debuted on Brisbane’s hotel scene this week with The Calile welcoming its first guests. The hotel, which oozes tropical vibes, was designed to be an urban resort; and we think they may have just nailed it.

The 175-room new build in the heart of the James Street precinct in Fortitude Valley is managed by TFE Hotels and embraces Brisbane’s subtropical climate.

The hotel was designed by Brisbane architects Richards & Spence to meld with the leafy, landscaped facades they created in the surrounding precinct.


One look around at the elegant pool, palm trees and cabanas and you’ll be wondering if you’ve just landed in Miami.

TFE Hotels Chairman Allan Vidor said The Calile Hotel celebrates the city’s warm climate, in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting.


The hotel’s 175 generous guest rooms include nine suites and two premier suites. Each is designed with an individual balcony, Bluetooth sound bar, motorised blackout blinds, 55” flat screen television and complimentary new-release movies.

The Lobby Bar, on the ground-floor of the hotel, offers a sophisticated space to enjoy cocktails inspired by the local area.


Flagship restaurant, Hellenika, opens out on the pool terrace and has a delicious modern Greek menu. If you wish you can dine under the stars at poolside cabanas.

An additional new dining precinct, Ada Lane, adjoins the hotel, offering five new street-level eateries and bars.

Meanwhile, the woman behind Brisbane’s famous The Dome Retreat, Meaghan South, has opened KAILO Wellness Medispa on the pool deck level.


Rounding out the wellness offering will be Forme Fitness, a gym with personal training available.

The hotel’s flexible event spaces cater to intimate culinary soirees, poolside cocktail parties, a grand ballroom celebration or wedding for up to 500 people.


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