Limes Hotel Brisbane Australia : Brisbane Best Hotels

Tue, Apr 26, 2011

Australia, Hotels

The Limes Hotel is situated just northeast of the city centre, Fortitude Valley is the hub of Brisbane’s nightlife, known for its trendy and exciting bars, cafes and clubs. And with its modern aesthetic, hip interiors, fashionable bar and in-house designer cinema, the Limes Hotel fits right into this happening neighbourhood. Inspired by The Valley’s distinct character, award-winning local designer Alexander Lotersztain concentrated his artistic focus on the hotel’s essential elements, creating a modern yet warm atmosphere unencumbered by excessive ornamentation – understated, yet buzzing with contemporary energy.

The result is a stunning but simple urban retreat complete with rooftop lounge bar and rooftop movie theatre. The hotel’s 21 rooms all come with 32inch television with cable, iPod dock , direct-dial telephone, free wireless and broadband Internet, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, private kitchenette, mini bar and safe to meet every guests needs. The goose down pillows and duvets and select toiletries by L’Occitane, meanwhile, assure that a stay at the Limes Hotel is always a study in comfort and style.

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FOOD & DRINK

Roof Top Bar

AMENITIES

  • Foxtel Cable Television
  • 32 inch LCD TV
  • iPod docking station
  • Direct dial Telephone
  • Free Wireless and Broadband internet connection
  • Wahl hairdryer
  • Laptop size safe
  • Mini Bar
  • Room Safe
  • Kitchenette
  • T2 tea and coffee making facilities
  • Luxury Toiletries by L’Occitane, France
  • Luxury Bed Linen by Ploh
  • Goose down pillows and duvets
  • Fax, printing and copying facilities available
  • 24 Hours Car Parking Voucher for Valley Metro Car Park at discounted price of $12
  • Famous Dello Mano Brownies
  • FREE Daily Gym Passes
  • Daily Newspaper Service – have either the Australian or Courier Mail delivered to your door by 7am. Complimentary daily service on request
  • Complimentary Beverage on the roof top – A complimentary signature Limes Cocktail or glass of our “wine of the month” at the roof top bar during your stay.

RECREATION AT LIMES HOTEL

Roof Top Designer Cinema

ADDRESS

142 Constance Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, 4006
Australia

ACCOMMODATION

21 rooms

ARCHITECTURE / INTERIOR DESIGN

For years, Alexander Lotersztain travelled the world, living out of hotel rooms and friends’ houses. These days, the designer likes to describe himself as a “semi-settled nomad,” having forsaken the itinerant lifestyle to make a semi-permanent home in Brisbane, Australia. Now, his enduring wanderlust must find expression through designs informed by the world-roving experiences of his past and the anti-accumulation attitude of his present. No where is this more true than in his concept for the Limes Hotel in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, a nightlife hub just northeast of the city centre. Like Lotersztain’s own home, the Limes is filled only with essentials, chosen and arranged in such a way as to assure an atmosphere of welcoming cosiness. Though its modern aesthetic is intended to create a self-conscious design experience, its normally attendant air of exclusivity is noticeably absent; though Lotersztain wants to make guests feel special, he also wants them to feel comfortable leaping into beds and sofas as though they were their own. Given the designer’s experience with the transient lifestyle, after all, it is no wonder that the Limes was conceived as a home away from home – albeit one with a cosmopolitan design inspired by its creator’s globetrotting past.

Lotersztain’s design concept is comprehensive, extending all the way from the hotel coffee shop to the music and drinks list. The result is a unified thematic atmosphere, a hotel given a tangible “face” – from the grossly-oversized extension of the Limes logo on its façade to the sophisticated furniture designed by Lotersztain’s own studio, derlot. The pièce – or rather, pièces – de résistance, however, are the 21 deluxe rooms, each equipped with individually hand-painted feature walls created using a special mineral coating technique, Corian by DuPont kitchen benches and toilette vanities, Blackbutt timber bed heads, custom power coat aluminium door handles, splash-back and floating bedside tables, Luna Textiles curtains and bathroom wall tiles by Bisazza. The distinctive fixtures and furnishings were all chosen for their durability, high quality and ability to evoke a simultaneously modern and warm ambience in keeping with the Limes design theme. Thus each room features a derlot “lerod” barstool and lounger with New Zealand black sheep skin, “bolet” lights balcony, “stump” stool, and limited edition “twig” table exclusive to the Limes. Space is used efficiently in each room – as in Lotersztain’s own bedroom – with mundane items like rubbish bins and cables minimised or completely hidden. The result is a visually clear space that feels luxuriously large and can be efficiently serviced. In homage to the transformations and fluctuations of modern business and travelling, Lotersztain insisted that the entire hotel be wireless Internet enabled, assuring that laptop users can, like the designer himself, work from bed. At the same time, traditional Internet users are not forgotten: the staid hotel-room desk has been updated as a kitchenette bench that can be used as either Ethernet work station or casual eating area.

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