Fortitude Valley’s The Calile Hotel Ranks High on 2023 World’s Best Hotels List

The Calile Hotel
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The Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley has been recognised as one of the top hotels in the world, coming in at number 12 on The World’s 50 Best Hotels list for 2023.


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The boutique hotel, located in the trendy James Street district, is known for its modernist Miami-meets-Palm Springs aesthetic courtesy of local architects Richards & Spence. 

With amenities like a pool, spa, and fitness centre, The Calile caters to both leisure and business travellers.

The Calile Hotel
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“The Calile’s young staff, decked out in chic linen uniforms combine Brisbane’s relaxed friendliness with an admirable efficiency that will have you booked into the Kailo Medispa (complete with onsite cosmetic physician), a cabana or a table at one of Brisbane’s hottest restaurants with signature ‘no worries’ ease,” The World’s 50 Best praised.

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Beyond the global recognition, the hotel has also been named “The Best Hotel in Oceania 2023.”

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The hotel has earned the distinction of being the only Australian hotel to be on the list, marking a major achievement for both the hotel and Australian hospitality.

In response to the honour, The Calile said: “It is not just us of course, just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to create a hotel. We do not exist in a vacuum, and we value highly the vital part that our community plays in making us a better place daily.”

The Calile Hotel
Photo credit: The Calile Hotel/Google Maps

The hotel also thanked its staff and surrounding businesses in the James Street precinct, such as restaurants, cafes, and boutiques  that all contribute to making The Calile a world-class hotel experience.

About The World’s 50 Best Hotels

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The World’s 50 Best Hotels is an annual ranking decided by a panel of 580 hospitality experts around the globe. This year’s number one spot went to Passalacqua in Lake Como, Italy.


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The World’s 50 Best Hotels list is published by William Reed Media, which also publishes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars rankings.

Published 2-October-2023