Posted 30/03/2021

With its modern look and casual vibe reminiscent of Australia itself, the W Brisbane is a lesson in luxury 

Brisbane’s W hotel, the first new five star property to be built in the coastal Australian city in two decades, is an architectural marvel in itself. Taking inspiration from its proximity to the Brisbane River, the hotel showcases abstract references to water, and incorporates this in its modern design aesthetic.

On entering, guests are immediately ushered into the hotel’s contemporary-chic vibe that is equal parts casual and sophisticated. Each guest room is characterised by flat and lustrous surfaces, high-contrast graphics, organic geometries and vibrantly upholstered accents all around. This sleek look continues into the guest bathrooms as well, where the black accents – with all fittings done in a blackened-bronze finish – add to the bold theme. 


 

Bringing together the best of both form and function, each product of the bathroom completes the modern appeal of W Brisbane. The wall-mounted Kohler Purist faucet delivers streamlined water control and complements any basin.

The wall-mounted Elevation Plus Side Shower has a multi-functional head to enhance the bathing experience. Similarly, the Awaken handshower comes with advanced spray performance that allows for three different sprays – wide coverage, intense drenching, or targeted – that can be adjusted with the rotation of a thumb tab. The handle is lightweight and easy to hold, while the artfully sculpted sprayface perfectly blends in with the hotel’s thoughtfully created design.

Completing the bathroom is the floor-mount bath filler trim with a handshower from the Stillness series. Designed to go with freestanding bathtubs, this minimalist filler features a tall arching spout that adds to its striking look. The lever handle makes it easy to control the water temperature, while the attached handshower makes bathing more convenient and enjoyable.

Text: Compiled by The Blue Pencil Design Company