Fortitude Valley, QLD
Weeks to build
We wanted to give people the Brisbane experience. We didn't want carpet on the floor, dark panelling and dimly lit corridors with glowing room numbers. We wanted to embrace the subtropical climate. We wanted it to be bright. We wanted to do something different.
Calile Malouf Investments
Brisbane’s feted James Street strip in the bustling Fortitude Valley experienced yet another metamorphosis with the much anticipated construction of The Calile Hotel on the corner of James and Doggett Streets.
Designed by architects Richards and Spence, The Calile combines seven storeys of luxury hotel rooms and suites, with over 2,600m2 of retail and hospitality space. The hotel features curved ceilings and arches, a unique blend of contemporary materials, various mezzanine levels with suspended floors, and delivers an oasis resort feel in a city-fringe location, setting a new standard in design.
A mix of ground floor boutiques, restaurants and cafes give way to the podium level designed to be a raised urban landscape – complete with heated pool, cabanas, a poolside restaurant, day spa, fitness centre and business centre. The podium level also includes a function room with capacity to host banquets for up to 300 seated guests. Basement parking accommodates 220 vehicles.
Hutchies provided a comprehensive value management selection to provide our client flexibility to progressively select the finishes throughout the retail and hotel room areas while construction was in progress. With so many items to define, programming of the unique finishes required meticulous coordination to ensure the project continued to progress without delay.
After a weekend stay at The Calile, we can say you don’t have to look much further for lodging in Brisbane – it’s exquisite, thoughtful, and oozes summer cool.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS: From poolside to patio, a good sun lounge is a must-have for the warmer months - or the perfect spot to catch some rays at the @thecalilehotel. We at est tend to favour timeless monochrome tones and simple shapes, but we also have a penchant for the raw and rustic; coveting pieces that showcase natural materials and detailed craftsmanship. Swipe right for our picks or see our Great Outdoors edit in full inside est magazine issue 31. | The Calile Hotel, design by @richardsandspence, photography by @seanfennessy
@thecalilehotel giving us serious summer vibes!
Have you checked out Brisbane’s brightest new hotel @thecalilehotel yet? Home to our local fav @hellenika - recently named as Queensland’s best restaurant by @deliciousaus -
isn’t this how you sit in the bathroom?
Very impressed by the architecture and styling of this beautiful building
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Walking on into Trailblazers @thecalilehotel for @jamesstbne. #RESORTJST #NI
Wish we were swimming at the @thecalilehotel It’s so so hot in Brisbane #hotweather
Long lunch dreaming @hellenika and @thecalilehotel.... yes please! Our custom pink ceramics looking gorgeous if I do say so
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The unique form and structure of the hotel is comprised of a unique combination of materials and finishes, including:
The design and layout of the hotel is different with very little repetition involved. This meant that a majority of the structure has been a custom build and not something a jump form hydraulic system could serve. The use of class 2 formwork is quite rare to achieve successfully as most builders will not take the risk due to the added time and cost.
Nish Ram, Contracts Administrator
The breeze blocks are an architectural device used for ventilation - we collectively associate them with hot weather places again reinforcing a sense of place.
This will be a sophisticated and fun resort experience in an urban location – where people will meet for drinks with friends, to shop or for a fun night out, taking advantage of that glorious sub-tropical outdoor lifestyle that Brisbane has to offer.
TFE Hotels CEO