Brisbane Hyatt Regency opens in Queen Street Mall

Chris Herde

In a sign of rising confidence, one of the world’s great brands, Hyatt Regency, has opened for business in Brisbane for the first time.

US multinational, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, has secured the lease for the 26-storey building which was previously the 4.5-star NEXT Hotel at 72 Queen Street in the heart of the CBD.

It started operating as The Hyatt Regency on Monday and is the first for the brand in Brisbane and its eighth in Australia.

The Hyatt Regency’s infinity pool.


The hotel will undergo a refurbishment to enhance the guestrooms, public areas, event spaces and dining venues, and was the first project between Hyatt and the building’s owner Salter Brothers.

“We are grateful to work with Salter Brothers on the first Hyatt hotel in Brisbane and look forward to bringing the premium service and energising experiences that the Hyatt Regency brand is known for to this vibrant city,” said David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt.

“Hyatt has had a brand presence in Australia for more than 30 years. With Brisbane being one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, Hyatt Regency Brisbane is a strategic addition to our growing portfolio in the country, complementing our current and future hotels in key destinations such as Sydney and Melbourne.”

Melbourne-based global fund manager Salter Brothers paid $150m in 2019 for the property which was then leased to NEXT Hotel, which is part of the Singapore-based Next Story Group. The hotel was previously known Lennons Hotel Brisbane.

The Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Queen Street Mall.


Salter Brothers managing director Paul Salter said they were excited to be working with Hyatt to position the new Hyatt Regency Brisbane as the best premium upscale hotel in the Brisbane market.

“With our commitment to a new investment in this hotel, its excellent location, well-appointed guest rooms, atmospheric pool terrace with an infinity pool, and Hyatt’s renowned restaurant and bar offerings, we fully expect Hyatt Regency Brisbane on the Queen Street Mall to be the city’s hotel destination of choice for both business and leisure travellers alike,” he said.

The refurbishment will enhance Hyatt Regency Brisbane’s existing features which include 292 guest rooms with modern decor, bathrooms with walk-in showers and business-centric amenities, including comfortable workstations.

Overlooking the lively Queen Street Mall, the outdoor 20m infinity-edge pool and bar on the fourth floor. Other facilities include the 24-hour fitness centre, an all-day restaurant and more than 100sq m of flexible function space.

Salter Brothers Asset Management Pty Limited: ABN 33 119 833 760, AFSL 308971 is the trustee of all Salter Brothers Funds.