July 28 2008

The Limes Hotel recently opened by Damian Griffiths in Brisbane, Australia, is the first Australian hotel to join the worldwide boutique hotel group Design Hotels .

Holistically designed by globe-trotting Australian-based designer Alexander Lotersztain, The Limes Hotel reflects Lotersztain's vision in every facet - from cocktail ingredients to bed linens, bench tops and the facade. By incorporating the 'Limes' branding into the hotel's striking external facade, Lotersztain sought to communicate the 'Limes' aesthetic on a grand scale.

Located in Brisbane's 'Valley' district, The Limes Hotel sits between the bustle of Brunswick St. Mall's pubs and clubs and the classier restaurants, boutiques and cafes of James St.

From the in-room iPod docks and 32-inch flat screens to the complimentary hand-made chocolate brownies and L'Occitane cosmetics the hotel is full of memorable touches. Perhaps the hotel's most hip feature is its rooftop bar. Taking in sweeping views of the city, the open-air atmosphere makes the most of Brisbane's balmy tropical surrounds transforming seamlessly into a cinema for a more upmarket viewing experience.  

For first-time visitors to Brisbane, The Limes Hotel is a perfect choice, combining the energy and vibrancy of a growing city with world-class sophistication and design. - Nick Christie

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