'THE GREAT' VALLEY MAKEOVER

Written on the 3 February 2015 by Laura Daquino

'THE GREAT' VALLEY MAKEOVER THE Great Gatsby has stamped the Valley via an Accor makeover.

The Accor Network has unveiled Brisbane's first prestige MGallery hotel, a Charleston-style development with modern touches.

Located at 73 Wickham Terrace, the New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites will be MGallery Collection's tenth address across Australia and New Zealand.

It features 50 rooms, including one and two-bedroom suites, and loft-style hotel suites.

The heritage-listed hotel is the product of an $8 million refurbishment and restoration program to transform it into a boutique-feel development certified by the Accommodation Association of Australia (AAA) as 5-star.

The Charleston Room and Foxtrot Room have been added as fresh conference and private meeting spaces, as well as two new dining options, Thomson's Reserve Restaurant and the Socialites Bar.

General manager Daniel Meek says historical architecture has fused with modern touches to result in a "quirky" development.

The hotel dates back to the 1880s which immigrant Dr John Thomson, founder of St John's Ambulance and QLD University, chose the site for his personal residence.

"The Inchcolm name, coming from Scotland's Inchcolm Island, has always remained the same, as has the historical architecture and charming 20s and 30s socialite vibe," says Meek.

"This era was the heyday of interior design. The current refurbishment has carefully protected the building's neo-Georgian style yet combined it with modern touches."
The current owner of the building, Brisbane developer Peter Flynn, purchased the property in 1997 feeling a connection due to being born there during its medical practice days.

His vision to create a New York style boutique hotel saw The Inchcolm Hotel open its doors in 1998, before closing for refurbishment and expansion in 2014.


 

 

 


Author: Laura Daquino Connect via: Twitter LinkedIn

Latest News

FORMER MFS EXECUTIVES HIT WITH DISQUALIFICATIONS AND MASSIVE FINES FOR MISAPPROPRIATING FUNDS

FIVE key players involved in an investment company that collapsed in 2008 owing $2.5 billion have been ordered to ...

SURFSTITCH BATTLING FOR SURVIVAL

QUEENSLAND based online retailer SurfStitch Group has gone into a voluntary trading halt for three months after it wa...

STARTUP SUCCESS BOILS DOWN TO PERSONALITY, SAYS EXPERT

THOSE who own startups will know that there are many essential qualities of a good entrepreneur; their tenacity, fina...

THE AMBITIOUS PLAN TO TURN A COLLAPSED FRANCHISE INTO AN EXPANDING BUSINESS

AUSTRALIA'S newest master franchise is set to launch in October as a commercial cleaning operation, resurrecte...

Related News

STARTUP SUCCESS BOILS DOWN TO PERSONALITY, SAYS EXPERT

THOSE who own startups will know that there are many essential qualities of a good entrepreneur; their tenacity, fina...

SLATER AND GORDON TAKES SPOTLESS TO COURT

SPOTLESS Group (ASX: SPO) has been hit by a class action launched by Slater and Gordon (ASX: SGH) in the Federal C...

TOPSHOP GOES INTO ADMINISTRATION AMID VOLATILE RETAIL MARKET

TOPSHOP has become the latest in a string of retailers blasted by the volatile retail market, as the iconic fashio...

SIGMA'S SHARE PRICE TAKES A BATTERING AS IT LAUNCHES LEGAL ACTION OVER SUPPLY DEAL

SIGMA Healthcare (ASX: SIG) has taken the MyChemist and Chemist Warehouse chains to court to demand they continue to ...

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION SPACE HERE

 

 

 

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter