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The Star Brisbane first-look reveals – luxury hotel, sports bar, ballroom and celebrity chef

The Star Brisbane, the entertainment hub at the heart of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct, has revealed an exciting snapshot inside the state’s newest tourism drawcard, revealing The Star’s signature luxury hotel rooms, a sprawling Sports Bar, a reimagined Fat Noodle restaurant by celebrity chef Luke Nguyen and the launch of Business Event bookings.

Occupying the two arc-shaped towers overlooking Brisbane River, The Star Grand is expected to help attract even more major, cultural and sporting events to the city by contributing a further 340 5-star hotel rooms to the accommodation inventory in Brisbane.

The Star Brisbane Chief Operating Officer, Kelvin Dodt, said he was excited to be able to share a first look inside The Star Brisbane – the entertainment hub of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct which will transform Brisbane as we know it.

“From a selection of Brisbane’s grandest hotels to delectable dining, spectacular sky-high views, and unique experiences for locals and tourists alike, The Star Brisbane promises to celebrate the best of our river city,” said Mr Dodt.

With more than 50 new food and beverage venues set to make up Queen’s Wharf, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s top chefs have signed on for the future-shaping precinct.

Celebrity chef Luke Nguyen is amongst The Star Brisbane’s culinary headliners, with his popular South-East Asia food restaurant Fat Noodle confirmed for a reimagined experience and brand-new venue with fresh new flavours and increased capacity.

Nguyen, who has enjoyed a decade-long partnership with The Star across its Brisbane and Sydney resorts, said he was proud to be a part of the destination’s world-class restaurant offering.

“Brisbane is on the precipice of being the next foodie capital of Australia; the food offerings, the art and culture, and tourism is growing, and the city is making a name for itself in its own right,” Nguyen said.

The Star Brisbane is also home to a spectacular 732sqm Sports Bar; the city’s premier venue to celebrate the world’s biggest matches, races and games. Endorsed by homegrown heroes the Brisbane Broncos – the Sports Bar boasts over 100sqm of mega LED screens and stadium-like surround sound, plus three exclusive VIP booths large enough to seat an entire NRL team.

Also confirmed is The Star’s signature cocktail bar Cherry and one-stop café Food Quarter – both companions to The Star’s popular Sydney and Gold Coast venues by the same name.

The raft of reveals comes as The Star launched bookings for one of Australia’s most anticipated event destinations. Anchored by Brisbane’s largest hotel ballroom – with the capacity to cater for up to 2,000 guests – The Star’s state-of-the-art Event Centre draws inspiration from its subtropical surrounds and signals a thrilling new era for events in Brisbane.

Positioned at the heart of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct, The Star Brisbane will deliver four future luxury hotels, an array of restaurants and bars, world-class entertainment, and luxury retail.

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