Phil Hancox joins Emporium Hotel South Bank ·

Phil Hancox joins Emporium Hotel South Bank

Multi award winning hotel, Emporium Hotel South Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced marketing and communications specialist, Philip Hancox as Director of Marketing & Communications.

Boasting a solid marketing and advertising background in top tier organisations including Ardent Leisure’s Theme Park Division, Flight Centre Travel Group and DDB advertising, Mr Hancox will be responsible for the branding and marketing of Emporium Hotel South Bank as it passes its first year of operations.

With a passion for building strong consumer bands, in his first few months with the hotel, Mr Hancox has successfully rolled out digital marketing strategies and implemented a series of B2B and B2C marketing tactics resulting in increased branding awareness and results across Q4 2019.

Commenting on his appointment Charles Martin, General Manager, Emporium Hotel South Bank said ‘Emporium Hotel South Bank is perfectly poised to become Queensland’s most sought after 5 star accommodation and Phil’s recent appointment will allow the brand to fully optimize all platforms both locally and internationally at a time of growth for the Brisbane market’.

First opening its doors in July 2007 in the Emporium precinct in Fortitude Valley, Emporium Hotels Brisbane was the sole vision of two dedicated design-driven Queenslanders, Anthony and Francine John of the Anthony John Group. Together, they crafted a hotel without equal, Brisbane’s first boutique luxury hotel.

With a focus on combining bespoke, Queensland theme design with impeccable service standards, Emporium Hotel Fortitude Valley gained an enviable track record of national and international acclaim. In 2014 Emporium Hotel was inducted into Queensland Tourism’s Hall of Fame and in 2017 was named Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel for the third consecutive year at the World Travel Awards.

A new chapter begins with the opening of Emporium Hotel South Bank in September 2018, led by General Manager Charles Martin, where boutique luxury has been elevated to a new level of style, comfort and service.

Emporium Hotel South Bank is part of the $600 million Anthony John Group developed South Point precinct, home to over 420 luxury residential apartments, numerous lifestyle and retail outlets and Flight Centre’s global headquarters. A spectacular new standard in boutique luxury accommodation and service, the hotel features 143 luxuriously appointed suites, a 23m infinity edge pool and bar with magnificent views of Brisbane, an impressive series of innovative conference and event spaces and 220 residential apartments with their own concierge services. The food and beverage offering includes The Terrace, South Bank’s only rooftop bar to take in the most spectacular, panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city and beyond, the Piano Bar offers a sophisticated spot to wine and dine over a carefully curated drinks menu, Belle Époque, a Parisian café serves delicious patisserie-style breakfast and bistro lunch options plus an irresistible selection of the finest tarts and gateaux and the bespoke culinary restaurant is set to open in late May 2019.

Emporium Hotel South Bank combines award-winning style and service with exquisitely designed, bespoke events spaces with three state-of-the-art boardrooms provide exclusive meeting spaces and the grand, pillarless Frangipani Ballroom with 250 pax sit down capacity.


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