Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
has officially assumed management of what was the Holiday Inn
Brisbane, rebranding the hotel the Traders Hotel, Brisbane.
The 191-room property that is centrally located
above the Brisbane Transit Centre and next to Roma Street
Parklands, is the first Traders hotel operated by Shangri-La
Hotels and Resorts in Australia.
It marks the hotel group's third venture
in the continent following the group's recent acquisition of the
563-room landmark Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney and its current
majority stake in Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina in Cairns.
"We are thrilled to debut the Traders brand in
Australia to leisure and business travelers alike," said Bruno
Cristol, general manager of Traders Hotel, Brisbane. "Brisbane is
a strategic feeder destination to other major Australian cities
and we believe Traders' 'Be Ready' philosophy is an excellent fit
for visitors to this dynamic city."
After China and the
United States, the Australian continent represents the third
largest market for Shangri-La and forms a key substantial
membership base within the worldwide network of 2.1 million
members of the company's prolific loyalty programme, Golden
With a total meeting area of 700
square metres and a fully equipped business centre, meeting and
social planners will find the hotel flexible enough to host either
large gatherings or intimate business conferences.
Restaurant and Bar at Traders Hotel, Brisbane provides all-day
dining with the option of both set and a la carte menu options
featuring modern Australian cuisine, while MJ's Bar will offer a
selection of beverages and light snacks in a relaxed atmosphere.
hotel's convenient location is only a 10-minute walk from the
heart of Brisbane's entertainment and dining district of
For travellers on layover or with jetlag, room service
is available around the clock. Another special feature of the
13-storey hotel is its rooftop fitness centre that includes cardio
vascular and strength training equipment, as well as relaxing whirlpools.
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