Queensland Rugby Union Welcomes Jubilee Hotel as Official Hotel Partner

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

Jubilee Place to Welcome New Rooftop Dining Venue

Ready for a new dining experience against a backdrop of city views? This rooftop venue is ready to set foot at the new Jubilee Place in Fortitude Valley later in the year.

The team behind Evita Restaurant & Bar and Mina Italian is showing no signs of stopping. Fresh from the opening of Lina Rooftop, they are yet again opening another dining venue. This time, atop Fortitude Valley’s luxurious Jubilee Place on St Paul’s Terrace.

Soko will be set on a lush, greenery-filled rooftop venue and will serve a mouth-watering combination of Peruvian and Japanese-inspired dishes guaranteed to satisfy the palate of 500 diners. 

Jubilee Place rooftop
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Whilst the full menu is yet to be revealed, expect ceviche, traditional lomito al jugo, yakitori and sashimi, plus grade nine wagyu with yuzu kosho to be part of what’s on offer. These delectable dishes will be prepared by Soko Rooftop’s specialist chefs.

Drinks that will be on offer include specially curated wine and sake with 40 flavours of pisco sours filling up the cocktail menu.

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And as if the amazing views from the top are not enough, the venue will also be treating its patrons with some Latin music, dancers and bongo players to complement the food and drinks.

Soko Rooftop will be taking residence on the 14th floor of Jubilee Place at 470 St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley beginning early November 2022. Hours of operation will be from 11 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday (Lunch); 5 pm to late, Wednesday to Friday (Dinner) and from noon to late on weekends.

Jubilee Place at 470 St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley

Proposed Development to Reactivate Fortitude Valley’s Iconic Jubilee Hotel Precinct

A new development application has been lodged in a bid to rejuvenate the iconic Jubilee Hotel precinct in Fortitude Valley.

The proposal submitted by Jubilee Project (Qld) Pty Ltd involves construction of a 14-storey retail building and a 250-square-metre plaza accessible from St Pauls Terrace. The public plaza would unite the different spaces and distinctive buildings at the corner of St Pauls Terrace and Constance Street.

Central to the design is the heritage icon Jubilee Hotel, which will be retained and rejuvenated.

Ground floor plan of the proposed Jubilee Precinct (Photo credit: edqdad.dsdip.qld.gov.au)

Public Plaza

The plan for the public plaza includes a laneway connection to the Jubilee Hotel and the famous hotel beer garden. The plaza will be designed with an engaging landscaped space linking restaurants and other commercial spaces. The hotel beer garden will also be redeveloped as part of the proposed plan.

Proposed public plaza (Photo credit: edqdad.dsdip.qld.gov.au)

Approximately 18,166 square metres of commercial floor space, 91 carparks and club facilities will be included in the plan. Designers are using a distinctive cantilevered structure to remain respectful and sensitive to the heritage building on site. Since the precinct will be built above the M7 Clem Jones Tunnel, the plan is to use lightweight steel diagrid to address the weight limits.

The Jubilee Precinct proposal is built around the idea of commercial land use diversification and innovation and will include a start-up hub in the lower levels.

Photo credit: edqdad.dsdip.qld.gov.au

Designers are also taking advantage of the location advantage of the Jubilee precinct. The site is easily accessible from the Fortitude Valley rail station and the future refurbished Exhibition Station, which will be part of the Cross River Rail line.

Learn more about the Development Application.