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IF you’re design obsessed like we are or have an Instagram account, no doubt you’ve heard of Brisbane’s stylish new resident, The Calile Hotel.

Designed by Brisbane architecture firm Richards and Spence with other tropical cities like South Beach Miami and Palm Springs in mind, The Calile delivers a resort experience in an urban setting and is one of a slew of new five-star hotels to open in the Queensland capital in recent months.

 And with its brutalist concrete exterior, pops of pastel, clever use of breezeblocks and open-air nooks, this 175-room urban oasis is the most aesthetically pleasing of all of the new additons to Brisbane’s burgeoning five-star hotel scene.

“In our opinion there is no other city-based Australian hotel conceived as a resort," Richards and Spence told Dezeen. "City-based hotels in our country are pitched to a corporate market [which are] focussed on conferences, rather than on the pool and the hotel's surrounds – The Calile will change that."

 While they are beautiful spaces, Richards and Spence said it was important the rooms and suites were also functional. 

 “We designed rooms with space big enough to unfold two suitcases, benches for shopping bags, vanities large enough for your own toiletries, operable windows to experience (Brisbane’s) great weather, operable walls to enable customisation of the space,” they said.

We were lucky enough to spend a night at The Calile a few weeks ago and we have to say it was one of the most flawless properties we’ve stayed at in term of design.

Our room looked out over the pool and had rose-tinged marble surfaces, custom crafted oak furniture, brass accents, timber panelling and cork flooring.

 If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Calile yet, please allow us to take you on a tour below.

Images: Sean Fennesey

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