High-tech and intuitive CBD hotel residence for millennial travellersopens with special introductory stays from $179 a night
Frasers Hospitality, the hospitality arm of Frasers Centrepoint Group, has announced the launch of its urban-inspired, design-led hotel residence brand Capri by Fraser in Australia with the opening of Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia.
This will be Frasers Hospitality’s fourth property in Australia. It first established its presence in Australia with Fraser Suites Sydney in 2007, which was followed by the opening of Fraser Place Melbourne in 2011 and Fraser Suites Perth in 2013.
Catering to the ‘always connected’ lifestyle needs of e-generation travellers, Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia offers guests the flexibility of choosing how they want to work, live and play by providing an extensive range of hotel facilities along with the added benefits of serviced residences. The hotel residence offers a range of e-efficiencies including iPad-activated check-ins, e-Concierge, e-Print facilities, fast and free wireless Internet to keep guests constantly connected, and providing the option of in-room cooking or restaurant dining, working out at the gym any time of the day, and doing your own laundry or having it done for you.
Mr Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Hospitality said: “Millennial travellers today represent 20% of international travellers and are expected to grow rapidly to 320 million by 2020 . It is for this special group of travellers that we created our intelligent, tech-forward and intuitive hotel residence brand, Capri by Fraser, to help them keep at the top of their game.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the Capri by Fraser brand to Australia following the success we’ve experienced with our flagship property Capri by Fraser, Changi City / Singapore, and particularly in such an outstanding location in inner city Brisbane.”
Centrally located in the heart of the city’s business district, Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia is within walking distance to Queen Street Mall shopping, City Botanical Gardens, riverfront dining at Eagle Street Pier and commercial buildings including the landmark Waterfront Place. It is close to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank precinct and riverside attractions.
An effortlessly stylish and vibrant hotel residence designed by award-winning spatial design specialists Ministry Of Design, Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia brings a touch of the rainforest to an inner city development featuring a live vertical garden wall and trendy art installations. Designer lounge chairs create a chilled out atmosphere for guests while splashes of bright colour balance out neutral tones and polished surfaces.
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia provides a range of leisure facilities including a 24/7 fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool, steam and sauna, Capri Club Lounge, a Hot Spot mac station and 24/7 Spin and Play launderette with interactive games rooms where guests are fully entertained with kickboxing and Xbox Kinect between spin cycles.
Well-equipped for business presentations, meetings and events, the hotel offers two thoughtfully designed event spaces complete with the latest audio visual capabilities including complimentary wireless internet access. Located on level one and showcasing an abundance of natural light, The Pod is a versatile event space that can cater for up to 150 guests. The Pow Wow boardroom is contemporary in style and offering full business compliments and interactive touch-screen panels that integrate whiteboard and projector.
With modern, well equipped kitchenettes available in each suite, guests can choose a different dining option for each meal, from preparing their own, ordering 24/7 in-room dining, selecting something light from the grab and go café, to sitting down to delicious fare in the all-day-dining restaurant featuring menus designed by celebrity chef Pete Evans.
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane is home to celebrity chef Pete Evan’s first Brisbane opening. Pete’s role as the hotel’s Consultant Chef has allowed this influence to be incorporated into all aspects of hotel dining extending to menu selections for conferences and events, 24/7 in room dining and the grab and go cafe. Pete’s thoughtfully constructed menus allow guests to enjoy a variety of delicious Paleo inspired selections and tapas style share plates, with an emphasis on high quality, seasonal and local produce.
Travellers can choose from 239 thoughtfully designed suites ranging from Studio Deluxe, Capri Club Rooms and One Bedroom Executives. Each residence is fully furnished with integrated living, kitchenette and bedroom areas and fitted with ergonomically designed desk and Herman Miller work chairs, Malin & Goetz bath amenities, iPod docking stations, Nespresso machines and the latest home entertainment systems. Capri Club Room guests enjoy exclusive access to the Capri Club Lounge, serving complimentary breakfast with eggs cooked to order, all day tea and coffee, evening canapés and beverages.
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia provides 24/7 reception, security and concierge services, daily housekeeping, laundry and dry cleaning services.
A special introductory rate inclusive of WiFi and parking at $199 Monday through Thursday nights and $179 Friday through Sunday is available for stays from 1 April to 30 June 2015. Reservations are subject to availability and can be made online at www.capribyfraser.com, by calling 1800 110 800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd’s global portfolio, including those in the pipeline, stands at 94 properties in 50 key gateway cities, and more than 17,000 apartments worldwide. The hospitality’s group is on track to double its inventory to 30,000 residence units over the next five years.