Returned from several days in the Big Smoke, Mine Host is able to report that the Stamford Plaza, in contrast to the Brisbane Hilton, does restock the minibar, and is very prompt and efficient about it.
The let down however, is the Stamford Plaza does not replace the soap in the room.
Each day the room is carefully made up, the minibar is restocked, the linen & towels are changed, the (huge) bathroom (yes, it has a great big bathtub) is like new, but...... no soap.
This was not a mistake. It was every day.
Mine Host, who doesn't mind the Brisbane Stamford, will henceforth be sure to bring his own soap.