Word on the street...

Hotel Chat with Leanne Ellams

Word of mouth dictates a lot of our decisions when it comes to travel – from what to eat, see, experience and do. So much so, that the people we turn to for advice, are often hotel staff.

So, when it comes to getting to know one of James St’s resident hotels, Sage Hotel, we went straight to Leanne Ellams, the General Manager who loves a trip to the beach (and a cheeky cocktail).

Overlooking the surrounding suburbs of New Farm, Newstead and Brisbane City, Sage Hotel is home to 93 rooms. A convenient place for travellers, Sage Hotel provides a taste of the local lifestyle. This is shown in all room furnishings from oversized monochrome wall displays of nearby historical architecture, resin bowls by homewares and jewellery haven Dinosaur Designs to treats by providores Jocelyn’s Provisions.

With the hotel’s close community connections, it’s not just travellers from afar who choose to stay at Sage Hotel, but locals too who have a desire to be closer to the action or live like a local. A vacation in the city you reside can be positively eye-opening, “[…] walking the back streets and laneways both in the city and neighbouring suburbs will allow you to stumble across some amazing cafés, boutiques and galleries.”

“Meeting the makers behind local coffee roasteries, breweries and wineries adds to the refreshing experience too […] Brisbane is certainly making a mark.”

For Leanne, when speaking of what makes Sage Hotel special, she said that “no matter where the guest is visiting from or whether they are staying for business or pleasure – Sage Hotel is a home away from home, with touches of holiday luxury.”

It is the “home away from home” feeling and close community ties that makes Leanne most proud to be part of the Sage Hotel family. We asked her what puts a smile on her face, “I love what I do, so receiving positive feedback about the hotel and the team.”

Experience the Sage Hotel way with a stay and remember to ask the team for their hot holidaying tips.

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November 4, 2020