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The Sunday Mail quoted a storey this morning about a potential 6 star hotel of up to 50 storeys to replace the existing Royal on the Park. The current owner (some sultan with stacks of cash) is planning the projecy and is apparently miffed at Devine's attempt on the opposite corner (Carrington 6 stars at 50ish storeys)

Sounds like not a bad idea to group a nmber of flash hotels facing the botanic gardens however I am unsure how either of these proposals at the stated heights will get through council re shadowing issues.

Still, just adds to the boom!
 

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I was just about to post something on this also - actually I did but it went missing into cyberspace somehow. I posted it in the skybar section, edited it and said "wrong thread" then went to post in QLD section and it didn't show up.

Good to hear though, hopefully he'll have so much money he will bribe his way to approval...........
 

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Im serious:) I read it early this morning. By the time I got home tonight I thought I'd post it and for some reason the number 70 stuck in my head. As soon as I saw the other thread I knew I was wrong.

Im embarrased now:nuts:
 

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With the new City Plan, the height won't be an issue with regards to shaddowing. This lot would be almost entirely shaddowed by Vision's shaddow. Visions shaddow also reaches the river, so it could be an issue, but not necessarily.

Wow imagine if both go ahead! Australia would only have 3x6* hotels and they would all be within a 100km distance of each other!!!!
 

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Sunday Mail (QLD), 27-05-2007, Ed: 2 - State - Main Country, Pg: 013, 223 words , NEWS
ONE of the world's richest men is considering building an opulent ``six star'' 50-storey hotel overlooking Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens. Plans for the futuristic hotel are on a central business district site owned by the billionaire Sultan of Brun...
Thats all I can get off of News Text.
 

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^^ A '6-star 'refers to a Luxury hotel that offers accomdation and service quality beyond conventional 5-star rated hotels... so yeah, marketing hype if you like. I've stayed in a number of 5-stars and also the Versace on the Gold Coast though, and there are big gaps in terms of service and facility quality.

Isn't that underwater hotel in Dubai classed as 7-star??
 

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Great news

I worked here one summer about 10 years ago when it was called the Brisbane Parkroyal and I have 2 things to say, 1. extremely poor utilisation of land/space, and 2. shithouse hotel.

For example, my hyundai has a better air-conditioning system than the entire hotel's grand ballroom!
 
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