Softer Volumes presents a new video interview series exploring the stories behind some of Australia's best design destinations and brands. In this episode, we visit The Calile Hotel, which takes centre stage on Brisbane’s fashionable James St. We spoke to The Calile’s owner and general manager about the hotel’s inspiration and design—gaining insight into the type of experience they’ve created for guests when staying at what has quickly become an icon of Australian hospitality.
Throughout the hotel, the design is centred around encouraging social connections and building authentic relationships — an idea fostered by the hotel’s founder Yoshitaka Nojiri.
Big, beautiful windows bathe the guest rooms in natural light, highlighting the soft-toned walls, Helge Sibast chairs, and colourful touches found in cushions by young designer Klaus Haapaniemi.
Walk up the central staircase, highlighted by pendant lamps dangling gracefully through its centre, and you’ll reach the 75 guest rooms and suites. All painted in calming shades and with hand-tufted rugs on chevron parquet flooring, the rooms continue in this theme of old meets new.