I recently had the pleasure of staying at Next Hotel in Brisbane, I spent two nights in pure heaven. Living on the Gold Coast means I usually just drive to Brisbane for a meeting or an event and drive straight home afterwards, I have been missing out! Staying in Brisbane meant I soaked in the city, explored more and now know that a Brisbane "staycation" will be on the cards a little more regularly.
I travel pretty regularly and prefer to stay in a private villa or home that I find via Air BnB but Next has changed my feelings towards hotels, the service was incredible, I felt like royalty everywhere I went.
Next has a bunch of epic tech features which I loved, you can control your whole room via a Samsung Galexy that the Hotel gives you for the duration of your stay. You can control the entry, lighting, the air conditioning, tv, room service, all from your phone. The part I liked the most was that while you are shopping up a storm on Queen Street (TOPSHOP is a 2 minute walk from the Hotel, holy happiness) you can set the aircon to be as cold as ice while you are shopping and you can order champagne or food to be waiting for you whilst you shop, all from the PHONE... Can you tell I was super excited about the phone haha.
Now the food, oh the glorious food. My most favourite thing to do is enjoy an incredible meal with my husband, we spend most weekends eating all kinds of foods, all of the meals we experienced at Next were insane, especially our dinner on the Friday night. Not only did it blow my taste buds but it was visually so beautiful as well. Quote from Mr Bell "this is the best scallop dish I have ever eaten" and he has tried his fair share of scallops!
The cocktails at both the pool bar and Lennon's were so yum, I was madly in love with a cucumber and gin number, it had a mint and cucumber sorbet through it - seriously so good. The vibe on the pool deck on a Friday night was so fun, you can hear the Queen Street mall buzzing below you, it felt like we were on a roof top bar in New York.
It really was such a great weekend getting dressed up and pampered by the team at I.D Hair, we cannot wait to do it all again very soon. I am now a Brisbane advocate, on the Gold Coast, we live so close, go stay in the city, head out for a beautiful dinner and some cocktails and soak in everything the city has to offer.
Please note that Next arranged my stay so that I could experience their hotel, but we cannot wait to go back again very soon. Next is now our Hotel of choice in Brisbane.