The proposed development on Caxton Street, is located in a precinct known primarily as a district full of great dining and nightlife options. In close proximity to an abundance of public amenity and transport, this development will provide 90 rooms over 6 levels of short stay accommodation, 2 levels of guest car parking and a large roof top bar with expansive views over the city, river and Mount Coot-tha. The hotel adjoins heritage listed Hotel Lord Alfred, with multiple connections and shared spaces over the existing hotel's 3 levels.
The development was designed with careful consideration of the three building entry points at street level on Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace and Weetman Street, drawing inspiration from surrounding heritage buildings and activating the Petrie Terrace streetscape.
Overall, the architectural expression attempts to create a welcomed addition to the Caxton Street precinct, tying together old and new in a way that highlights the elegance of the surrounding heritage brick and stone buildings, at the same time breathing new life into a popular entertainment precinct just 5 minutes from Brisbane's CBD. The form of the hotel has been developed drawing inspiration from Brooklyn apartment buildings using an industrial material pallette of raw concrete, black steel framing and brick with prominent entries framed by large arched forms of white subway tiles and cascading planters hanging overhead.