X-rated box hidden in W Brisbane hotel room

That was my first thought after I checked in to what’s been dubbed as Australia’s ‘sexiest’ hotel suite.

It had been over two years since I’d stepped foot on a plane and entered the Sunshine state, and even longer for my husband who joined me for the 24 hours of …*insert imagination here*.

One arrival cocktail and a cheeky ‘hello’ from the front desk staff, we were quickly whisked from the ground foyer of the uber-luxe W Brisbane hotel to the sky – otherwise known as the penthouse suite on the 33rd floor.

As the doors swung open, the city of Brisbane sprawled out in front of us which was kind of fitting given the theme of the stay.

But in amongst the quirky decor, glitzy cocktail bar and bright colour palette of our suite sat a lone black box, flanked by a bottle of champagne, some chocolates and a single note.

“Love how you buzz” is all it read – which made a lot more sense after opening the box that sat underneath.

Inside the little black box within the sexiet hoetl suite
The black box within the suite is actually Lovehoney’s Mini ‘Play’ Bar

Filled with Lovehoney’s best and finest sex toys for couples, the Mini ‘Play’ Bar inside the suite contained everything you needed for a romantic weekend away – from handcuffs and vibrators to lingerie and lube.

Valued at over $800 alone, the best part is it’ll slip straight into your suitcase for the trip home (enjoy scanning that bag through airport security).

Inside the little black box within the sexiet hoetl suite
Inside the little black box within the ‘sexiest hotel suite’
The box is filled with $800 worth of sex toys, vibrators, lingerie and lube

Having been confined within our own four walls for what feels like an eternity, the partnership between W Brisbane and Lovehoney isn’t just about the toys – it’s about the outfits too.

During the overnight stay, each couple will be fitted for size and receive in-room lingerie from the brands’ new Valentine’s range.

If you’re a little … overwhelmed … by the contents of the mysterious black box, guests will also have access to a ‘Sexologist Concierge’ service, where couples can book a free phone consultation through award-winning sexologist, Chantelle Otten’s clinic.

Plenty of space to relax...or not
The suite has plenty of space to relax … or not

While in bed, the suite also offers exclusive access to a Love How You Buzz streaming service offering educational sexual wellness videos available on-demand from sexperts including Chantelle Otten, Cam Fraser, and Tamica Wilder along with playlists curated by coaches to help set the mood.

To refuel, the overnight stay also includes an in-room breakfast for two, because nothing says Valentine’s Day more than breakfast in bed together.

The bathroom feels like the size of a Sydney studio apartment
The bathroom feels like the size of a Sydney studio apartment

And for those moments of downtime, the box also contains an incredible rose petal soak for use in the suite’s tub – or, like all the other toys and trinkets – you can take it home for later.

The “Love How You Buzz” package will run from February 14 until March 31 with rooms starting from $1569 per couple.

TO EAT

Refuelling is key, right, so outside breakfast in bed – Brisbane is filled with some amazing new restaurants so you can dress up and dine out.

If you’re wanting to escape the hotel for dinner, slip around the corner to Rothwells on Edward Street. Just a five-minute walk from the lobby, this bar and grill fuse intimacy and vintage charm with a carefully curated menu and wicked cocktail list.

Rothwells is one of the newest restaurants in Brisbane
Rothwells is one of the newest restaurants in Brisbane
Rothwells has a killer cocktail list for by daytime and evening dining
Rothwells has a killer cocktail list for by daytime and evening dining

The interior takes inspiration from around the globe, transporting diners into a world of glamour which is fitting given it’s in the ground floor of the heritage-listed Rothwells building.

If you’re a steak buff, you can’t go past the Angus rump – cooked medium – with a side of the house French fries.

For those looking for something a little lighter but without skimping on flavour, opt for the reef trout and a side of baby carrots.

Make sure you leave room for the Baked Madelines for dessert
Make sure you leave room for the Fresh Baked Madelines for dessert
If you're in no mood for steak, give the reef trout a try
If you’re in no mood for steak, give the reef trout a try

Along with a healthy grill menu, there are also a few tempting pasta options to choose from – including the Bucatini with spanner crab, chilli and garlic or the Macaroni with mushroom and aged cheddar.

But if there’s one dish to leave room for – it’s the fresh-baked madeleines with whisky caramel dipping sauce. Delicate and delicious – it’s the perfect share plate to end.

Nothing says Sunday like a boozy brunch, and with Three Blue Ducks setting up shop on the third floor of W Brisbane – you literally can roll out of bed and into a food-coma (with a view).

With seven course, you'll be swayed into a food coma
With seven course, you’ll be swayed into a food coma
The Bottomless Sunday Brunch at Three Blue Ducks in Brisbane
The Bottomless Sunday Brunch at Three Blue Ducks in Brisbane

The $90 bottomless brunch menu will keep you full for the day with seven dishes and for an additional $39, you can have two hours of cocktails as well (well worth it – especially for their take on a Mimosa).

Looking over the Brisbane river and local acoustic music playing throughout the morning, the standout dishes include the Moreton Bay bugs in XO butter and lime as well as the wood-roasted potato gnocchi, green pea, broccolini and salsa verde.

TO RELAX

From getting a treatment at the Away Spa, to simply kicking back with a cocktail or two at the indoor/outdoor pool on level four – despite being in the city, inside the hotel feels a world away from the bustle below.

The hotel pool is adjoined by the WET Deck overlooking Brisbane River, and is the perfect spot to cool down and sip on a margarita or glass of sparkling.

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For cocktails and a swim, you can’t go past the WET deck on level 4

For the last few weeks of summer, there’s a stack of Sun and Graze packages from $89 as part of the W Brisbane and Veuve Clicquot collab, so you can take the thinking out of your wine and dine order and just enjoy the atmosphere instead.

For a little more Zen, the vitality pool within the hotel’s spa complex on level five is the ultimate spot to escape the sounds of the city and immerse yourself in the mineral waters for a 30-minute soak. It’s truly the perfect way to end your stay.

Book a session within the vitality pool, which is complimentary to all guests
Book a session within the vitality pool, which is complimentary to all guests

The journalist visited the W Brisbane as a guest of Lovehoney. This article originally appeared on Escape and do not necessarily represent the views of australiaexploring.com

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