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Who Are The Charles'?

The Charles' pays homage to and honours the memory of Charles Ulm and Brisbane-born Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian aviation royalty and co-pilots who changed the future of flying in Australia.

On 31 May 1928, Australians Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm left California in the aircraft 'Southern Cross' to attempt the first flight across the pacific. Flying via Hawaii and Fiji, they reached Brisbane nine days later and after travelling 11,889 kilometers, were successful in the first trans-pacific flight.

The Charles' beverage menu focuses on curating perfect partnerships, where passengers can enjoy a selection of signature aviation-inspired cocktails and top-shelf spirits. The fleet of signature beers; An Airman Remembers Pale Ale, Fokker Lager and the Southern Cross Summer Ale, are all sourced from Laverton, the home of the current RAAF base in Victoria, Australia.

Share a taste of the action with your whole flight crew with a food menu designed for sharing and highlights simplicity through cured, smoked, and marinated ingredients.

From the first Trans-pacific and trans-Tasman flights to The Coffee Royal Incident, celebrate Australia's aviation history when you touch down at The Charles.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Located within The Westin Brisbane on Mary Street, Brisbane City.