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Aust-first: hotel and hospital open in same building


In a first for Australia, a hotel and hospital have opened in the same building in Brisbane’s west.


Located above the new Westside Private Hospital, Essence Suites Taringa features 63 studios, and one and two-bedroom suites and will be managed by Essence Apartments and Suites’ parent company UniLodge Australia.


The $65 million dollar property is billed as a business and leisure hotel, but with its unique location is ideal for medical tourists. 


“As a uniquely integrated hotel and hospital building, Essence Suites Taringa is a fantastic new addition to our growing portfolio of healthcare accommodation properties throughout Australia and cements our role in the tourism space,” UniLodge CEO Tomas Johnsson said.



“Situated in the leafy suburb of Taringa, with sweeping views out to Brisbane CBD, the property consists of 63 beautifully appointed suites featuring kitchenettes with ultramodern appliances, Smart TV, Foxtel and Wi-Fi with some suites also fitted with beautiful sofa lounges.”


According to Essence, the new development will be a “one stop shop for hospital patients and hotel guests as they can drive in to the one car park, drop their children at the childcare centre and stop for a coffee or a bite to eat at Amaretto Restaurant, Café & Bar before checking into Essence Suites Taringa or the Westside Private Hospital”.


Opening rates at the property start from $129 for a studio suite.


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 16 January 2019

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