Hilton Brisbane marked the occasion of its 25th anniversary by unveiling a completed $38-million refurbishment across the entire hotel. In one of the single biggest investments made by any of Brisbane's CBD hotels, Hilton Brisbane spent more than $14 million since January 2011, upgrading every aspect of its facilities.
Hilton Brisbane first opened on Nov. 10, 1986 as the Brisbane International Hilton. It has been the longest running five-star hotel in Brisbane.
The property now has new 319 deluxe and executive rooms; a new flagship restaurant and bar, Vintaged Bar + Grill, which has recently been awarded a Chef's Hat in the Queensland Good Food Guide; a business center with three new boardrooms; and a reinvigorated porte-cochere entrance which features Brisbane's biggest video wall with a three-meter by five-meter digital display.
Hilton Brisbane was originally designed by one of the founders of modernist design in Australia, Harry Seidler. Designer Mark Landini oversaw the refurbishments. This is the only hotel Harry Seidler designed in Australia.
The renovation is part of a larger scope of major projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital expenditures across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Beginning in 2011, the projects currently total more than $3 billion during a three-year period.