Crystalbrook Collection will open their new five-star hotel Riley on 6 November in Cairns.

Positioned at the northern end of the Cairns waterfront Esplanade, Riley features 311 rooms and suites; three restaurants and bars including Cairns’ highest rooftop bar, Rocco; an expansive lagoon pool and private beach; the Eléme Day Spa; functions and events spaces for up to 400 people; and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Dining and eating spaces will include Rocco rooftop bar at 42 metres above sea level with 270-degree uninterrupted views of Cairns and the Coral Sea;  modern Asian restaurant Paper Crane, with a menu to take advantage of Tropical North Queensland’s fresh produce; and Greenfields with a focus on raw and healthy foods.

The resort will run on the Crystalbrook Collection’s philosophy and take of responsible luxury which at Riley will be implemented through such initiatives as a paper free check-in and out, no plastic drinking bottles or straws on premise, plastic guest room key cards replaced by 100 per cent recycled wooden cards, and overall 90 per cent less in-room paper than the average five-star hotel.

Beef served at Riley will be sourced directly from Crystalbrook Collection’s own station, located three hours inland from Cairns; and 80 per cent of the fresh fruit and produce served at Riley is sourced from within a three-hour drive of Cairns.

Riley is the first of three sibling hotels from Crystalbrook Collection set to open in the Cairns over the next 14 months and the first new five-star hotel in the city in more than 20 years.

With the hotel’s core value of responsible luxury in mind, the group has announced that all hotel room profits from the first week from bookings made on for stays between 6 and 13 November will be donated to Citizens of Great Barrier Reef — a social movement designed to change consumer understanding of how everyday actions have an impact on the Great Barrier Reef.

Original Article: Travel Monitor