Following the successful refurbishment of the Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, WMK was engaged to deliver the room refurbishment of the Mercure Brisbane, bringing the new Mercure brand standard and a fresh new look to this popular four star, 200 room property.
The challenge was to deliver a full room, bathroom and corridor upgrade working with a tight budget of $28,000 – all within an operating hotel environment.
WMK drew inspiration from the hotel’s riverside location, proximity to Brisbane’s art and cultural precinct and its urban context, developing a guestroom concept which combined indigenous and contemporary art references with the Mercure brand standard colours and design features.
A local artist was engaged to develop custom artwork for feature bedhead panels, interpreting the Brisbane River in a bold, black and white linocut design.
A collection of new furniture pieces were designed specifically for the project and feature in both rooms and premium suites.
The bathrooms were given a playful new colour palette using ceramic tile and colourback glass for a sophisticated, modern flavour.
The first rooms of this 14 floor property were unveiled in early 2013 and immediately received overwhelming positive feedback from guests and staff.
The refurbishment delivers a sophisticated design whose bold materials and finishes connect the Mercure branding with the dynamic Brisbane cultural scene, repositioning the property as a unique hotel destination in the city, attracting discerning guests around Australia and internationally.
Following the guest room refurbishment, WMK was engaged to deliver an innovative new activity based Foyer environment, and a new restaurant and bar overlooking the Brisbane River.