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Hides Hotel

87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland


Aware of the demands and constraints placed on design alterations to buildings on the State Heritage List, JB Design paid close attention to retaining the wide colonial verandas that front the building as they provide the patrons with a clear view to the city and are also an area to relax and during their stay.

Global Place Hostel and Arcade Redevelopment

86 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland


The project brief was to demolish the first floor cinema complex to redevelop inside the shell of the original building, into two floors of Hostel-style accommodation.

The 155 bed Hostel Complex includes communal bathrooms, recreation area, dining and kitchen areas together with a suspended pool deck. Additional works involved renovations to ground floor arcades and shop tenancies, plus provision of hostel reception and office areas.