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Sneak Peek: Brisbane's New Traders Hotel

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  Site Where: 159 Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4000
September 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM | by | ()

A few weeks ago we told you about a Traders Hotel opening its first property in Brisbane, Australia. Now, after an opportunity to see what everyone was talking about, we can bring you our thoughts on the mid-range cousin of the Shangri-La brand.

The official handover from Holiday Inn to Traders took place early August and the transformation has been non-stop since then. Although not 100% complete, the major renovations have been finished and we have to say, they're pretty nice. Designed for most any type of traveler, the decor is comfortable, yet still stylish, sleek and clean.

The room hues and furnishings were carefully considered with fresh colors and design that will still look good in a few years, so no tired decor here. Fairly monochromatic, each room has an accent color of spring green which is nice and modern. We were told that it was chosen for its energetic qualities to revive weary travelers.

Aside from that, we noticed that the rooms are quite large. We're talking considerable. For a city hotel, where space is usually at a premium, all 191 rooms have an ample amount and, depending on which side of the hotel it's located, open up to beautiful views of the adjacent Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane River and mountainous hinterland.

Just like its opulent cousin, Traders takes the small details into account. Free WiFi throughout the hotel, in-room amenities, and thoughtful design all play a role in each guests stay. One of our faves, besides the WiFi, is a shower curtain panel that detaches from the full curtain to be cleaned with every housekeeping service. We have seen one too many moldy showers in our hotel stays and this is a nice feature.

As we said before, the hotel is not completely finished. In the next few months, guests will be able to cut the tape on a brand new restaurant overlooking the park entrance and the city-scape, a fully outfitted fitness center and an executive lounge for high-level Golden Circle and Club Room guests.

It looks like this might be a winner on the Brisbane scene since, currently, there is a drought for mid-range hotels in the city.

Rates start at $239 AUD ($250) per night.

[Photos: Rayme Gorniak/HotelChatter]

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