The rise of ‘hotel-style’ living in the River City

Brisbane is evolving. There is no question of that. From stylish boutiques, trendy laneways and new dining precincts to new bridges, transport systems and even new suburbs — the Sunshine State’s capital is growing all the time. As we have discussed before, some of the expansion comes from the rise in interstate migration — Australians from other states flocking to Queensland for the excellent weather, expanding job opportunities and affordable property prices. With these newcomers seems to follow a new wave of residential developments, and the latest offering is completely changing the game.

Whether people are moving here permanently or buying a holiday home, the Sunshine State is now home to a style of living that’s completely different to the simple four-walls of eras gone by. Catering to a whole new demographic of buyers, 2018 has seen the rise of ‘hotel-style’ living and looking to the future, there’s no sign of this trend slowing.

Living in a hotel (but without the other hotel guests) is kind of like a dream come true for most people. From the outstanding level of luxury to faultless customer service and facilities that bring the papering to you, hotel life definitely has its perks. Integrating that feeling into new developments in Brisbane (where permanent residents will be able to enjoy ‘hotel-style’ living) is key to Brisbane’s success in the current property market.

Banyan Tree Residences facade

Banyan Tree Residences

One of the developments that really typifies this style of luxury living is the Banyan Tree Residences at Kangaroo Point. With a chain of luxury hotels all around the world, the folks at Banyan Tree know a thing or two about treating their customers like royalty. They are bringing these world-renowned hotel-style facilities to the permanent residents of this brand-new development. The best part? No check-out required.

Banyan Tree offers 100 apartments over 10 levels, with prices ranging from $550,000 to $6.9 million. As well as great views over Brisbane and a stunning rooftop pool, Banyan Tree Residences also offers all the frills you could expect from a ‘hotel-style’ development.

With premiere fixtures and fittings throughout each apartment, Banyan Tree also offers a 24-hour concierge, a full lobby, function room, residents gym, on-site restaurant and an on-site spa. To ensure all residents can really enjoy this ‘hotel-style’ living, Banyan Tree is offering buyers one free treatment at the spa every single month for the first two years. As if that wasn’t enough, you also receive a whole week’s free accommodation at your choice of one of the many luxurious resorts around the world.

Whether it’s all the on-site facilities you’d expect from a luxury hotel or going above and beyond with service, this kind of ‘hotel-style’ development is no doubt popular with a slew of buyers. These off-the-plan apartments offer a completely unprecedented calibre of property — the kind you never want to leave. This is the kind of lifestyle you don’t need a holiday from.

Written: 20 December 2018, Updated: 22 January 2020

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