Queensland Rugby Union Welcomes Jubilee Hotel as Official Hotel Partner

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Did you know that the Queensland Rugby Union has forged a new partnership with the Jubilee Hotel in Fortitude Valley, elevating it to what could be the “clubhouse for rugby in Brisbane?”


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This partnership will bring a host of exciting initiatives to the table, including the introduction of “Sunday Specials” – a series of rugby-themed events and promotions catered specifically to players and enthusiasts across Queensland.

The Jubilee Hotel, affectionately known as “The Jube,” has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. After a $200 million makeover, the hotel reopened in 2022 and was named the “Best Redeveloped Hotel” by the Queensland Hotels Association in 2023.

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Publican Mark Lassman, who has firsthand experience of the power of rugby, having been at the helm of the Normanby Hotel during the Queensland Reds’ 2011 Super Rugby title celebration, is thrilled about the new partnership.

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“I love the old-style hotels. What you get with The Jube is both…a wonderful new hotel and the atmosphere of the heritage-listed hotel retained within it,” Mr Lassman said.

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The Jubilee Hotel’s rich rugby history is evident in its past. Former publican Chris “Buddha” Handy, a Wallaby and larger-than-life character, helped establish the venue as a hub for the sport.

For the QRU, aligning with a venue that shares its genuine passion for rugby was an easy decision. 

“The Jubilee Hotel boasts an outstanding range of function spaces which will be ideal for public and private QRU events, as well as an excellent restaurant with a great dining experience, and is one of the most beautifully furbished venues in the country,” said QRU Chief Executive David Hanham.

With the British and Irish Lions tour scheduled for next year and the upcoming World Cups for both the men’s and women’s teams, the partnership between The Jube and the Queensland Rugby Union promises to be a game-changer for rugby enthusiasts in Brisbane.


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As the Jubilee Hotel continues to cement its status as the “clubhouse for rugby in Brisbane,” rugby fans across Queensland can look forward to a new era of camaraderie, celebration, and unforgettable experiences at this iconic venue.

Published 15-April-2024