The Calile Hotel, designed by local Brisbane architects Richards and Spence, offers a unique urban oasis in the heart of the James Street precinct in Fortitude Valley. The 175 room hotel is drenched in style with its marble surfaces, custom made oak furniture and brass accents. The hotel’s restaurant Hellenika, which is open for lunch and dinner daily, serves authentic Greek fare in a sophisticated poolside setting. The pool terrace, overlooking the 30m pool surrounded by lush palms and chic cabanas, is the heart and soul of the hotel. The Lobby Bar is the ideal location for an espresso in the morning, an espresso martini at night and everything in-between. There is also a carefully curated selection of boutiques on the ground floor so you really don’t need to leave the premises at all. Unless of course if you want to explore the surrounding neighbourhood, which is on the rise. Go Brisbane go.