Renowned local architects Richards and Spence created the $100 million “urban resort” by taking inspiration from other hot-weather cities.
Hallways feature breeze blocks, open-air nooks and fans instead of traditional dark, carpeted corridors. Every room has a balcony of some sort, and the vast majority of the 175 rooms look over a 30-metre-pool lined by palm trees and plush cabanas. The exterior features the distinctive Richards and Spence touchstones of white brick, concrete facades and geometric shapes that have come to define James Street in recent years.
Each room’s (including the nine suites) contemporary design draws on natural elements and celebrates the Queensland environment. Marble surfaces in natural pinks, blues and greens meet timber panelling, cork flooring and brass fixtures. It all creates a minimal yet playful look. The curved shapes of the exterior archways are echoed throughout the interior, perhaps most interestingly in the shower walls.
The Calile is keen to underline that the attention to detail extends to the service and experience.
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