The Brisbane hotel setting a new benchmark for corporate hospitality

Combine business with pleasure at Emporium Hotel South Bank, where a spectacular series of innovative event spaces have set a new benchmark in luxury corporate hospitality in Brisbane.

With a premium offering ranging from a grand pillarless ballroom, suitable for up to 400 patrons, to smaller purpose-built boardrooms for eight to 16 people, plus unique food and beverage outlets, the hotel has every option covered, placing it as a meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) destination of choice.

The range of elegant, architecturally designed, innovative meeting and event spaces are fully equipped with the latest technology and are combined with award-winning, personalised service and outstanding food and beverage options by Executive Chef Chris Norman, truly setting the hotel apart.

These state-of-the-art events spaces come in addition to 143 sumptuously appointed suites, all of which have been purpose designed to indulge and satisfy the most discerning business traveller.


“We are extremely proud that our extensive range of meetings and events spaces have already profoundly raised the bar for style, comfort and service in Australian bespoke accommodation,” Emporium Hotel South Bank’s General Manager, Charles Martin, said.

“Every detail has been carefully considered, from the individually tailored menus for each of our sumptuous food and beverage venues, to the opulent and contemporary finishes throughout the hotel.

“Each one of our sophisticated venues is distinctly different from the next, from the unique Frangipani Ballroom which caters for up to 400 people, to our stunning rooftop venue The Terrace which offers sweeping views over the city skyline.  We also recently added the Piano Bar to our offering, a truly incredible space which includes live music daily.”

MICE overview:

Three state-of-the-art boardrooms, the Jacaranda, Wattle and Orchid rooms, offer the option of 8, 10 and 16 capacity respectively, and come complete with wireless presentation systems, interactive white boards and digital entertainment.  A dedicated on-site events team are also on hand to assist with meeting and event requirements, from planning right through to execution.

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For larger functions and events, the spectacular, pillarless Frangipani Ballroom is a truly unique 410sqm space with a cocktail capacity of 400 and a banquet capacity of 260, including the option to be configured in various formats.

Maneuverable, sliding walls allow for smaller configurations of anywhere between 150 and 300 for cocktail events, and from 80 to 170 for banquet events.  Features include: mirrored walls; a 4.3 metre ceiling; bespoke ceiling tiles which enable custom light mapping; four large projector screens; and the latest in digital entertainment and audio-visual equipment.

For more informal events, the hotels breathtaking rooftop venue, the Terrace is also available to reserve, providing the perfect place to start or end an event, offering uninterrupted, panoramic views across the Brisbane River to the city skyline and beyond.

In addition, the recently opened Piano Bar, an elegant new bar featuring a stunning grand piano played daily from 4pm, caters for private functions of up to 100 people whilst the hotel’s opulent French-style patisserie, Belle Époque can cater for up to 60 guests.

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Emporium Hotel South Bank is situated in Brisbane’s premier cultural and lifestyle precinct, and is just a few minutes’ walk to the CBD, the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Complex and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  For those interested in taking a look at the unique range of spaces on offer, the hotel will be holding a corporate open day on 15 May 2019, from 11.00am until 2.30pm.  Attendees will enjoy a hotel tour, followed by lunch and the chance to win an array of exclusive prizes.