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Chiodo Lodges $300m Port Douglas Hotel Plans

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Melbourne-based developer Chiodo Corporation has lodged plans to build a $300 million luxury resort to bring the “bling factor” back to tropical north Queensland.

The Accor Fairmont Port Douglas will be the newest hotel in the region in 20 years and includes 253 rooms, several restaurants, bars, a day spa, treetop walk as well as conference and wedding facilities designed around large pools.

Construction on the 2.1-hectare site at 71-85 Port Douglas Road is expected to start early next year.

Plans were previously in place to build on the site—with work slated to start in 2008—however the project was “stalled due to change of ownership and unfavourable economic conditions” according to the development application.

The site near Four Mile Beach was listed for sale in September 2018 and picked up a couple of months later for $7.8 million by Oakstand Fund No.7 Pty Ltd.

It is located next to Minor Hotel’s Oaks Resort Port Douglas which was also acquired in late 2018.

The previous approved plans include a resort style complex with 206 units, and a development permit for this project has already been extended.

The latest plans for Accor Fairmont Port Douglas were designed by Buchan Group and have a room mix across five floors, consisting of 150 standard rooms, 76 gold rooms, 11 one-bed, 11 two-bed, five presidential and one royal room.

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Chiodo principal Paul Chiodo said the hotel was the first in the region to achieve “Eco Destination” certification from Ecotourism Australia, and has strong environmental credentials.

“Our vision is to deliver an environmental hotel that still encapsulates the hallmarks of a luxury hotel and Accor clearly shares the same passion that we have at Chiodo Corporation for Port Douglas itself.

“We both share a love for Port Douglas and its community, and we will jointly push hard to bring Port Douglas the bling factor that it had 15 years ago, where world leaders go to play golf and Hollywood celebrities go for vacations,” Chiodo said.

Simon McGrath, chief operating officer of Accor Pacific, which operates 344 hotels in Australia, said the company continues to expand its luxury offerings.

“As our first ‘Fairmont’ [branded offering], this is going to be a truly special resort, whose architecture mimics the rich biosphere of the Daintree Rainforest, which is centred on well-being, nature and cultural immersion,” McGrath said.

There has been a big push from the Douglas Shire Council to bring tourism to the tropical north, with the $250,000 renovation of Sugar Wharf for weddings and special events as well as plans to build a road or ferry service across the Daintree River.

Construction of tourism projects in the region’s southern neighbour Cairns have also moved ahead, including the $176 million convention centre and the $60 million Cairns Central shopping centre redevelopment.

 

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Builder appointed for new luxury Gold Coast development The Monaco

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Gold Coast-based developer Ignite Projects have appointed McNab Construction to build their 25 level Main Beach project, The Monaco. 

The Monaco at 2-4 MacArthur Parade will home 25 half and full-floor residences, adjacent to the Southport Marina. 

Designed by Rothelowman, the new tower will feature the Southern Hemisphere’s first car elevator to apartments, sky garage and a custom-designed kitchens for each buyer. 

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Apartments in the Monaco will offer up to 362 sqm of living space, a communal 24-metre heated pool and an additional multi-purpose space, as well as the sky cave.

One whole floor of the Monaco has been dedicated to private storage space.

“McNab has a brilliant track record for delivering projects that exceed all expectations in terms of quality and deliverables, so they are a good fit for our project team,” Ignite Projects’ Josh Foote said. 

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Construction is expected to take 20 months to complete and will begin around mid-next year. 

The project is expected to support over 200 construction jobs a day during peak times, McNab Construction manager Mark Jewell said. 

 

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Elysian Broadbeach finishes construction, selling final apartments

The luxury Broadbeach tower Elysian has finished its construction and has released the remaining apartments for sale.

The Spyre Group’s Broadbeach development sold 85 percent of its stock and has released only 10 apartments remaining, a mix of two, three, and four-bedroom units. 

Elysian at 185 Old Burleigh Road has 61 apartments across its 21 levels.

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Prices start at $785,000 for a two-bedroom apartment or from $1.5 million for a three-bedroom.

Designed by ML Architecture and Boyds Bay Group, Elysian’s amenities include a swimming pool, yoga terrace, sauna room, and gym. 

Just 70 meters from the beach, the rare beachfront offering enjoys 180-degree views of the expansive ocean, city, and Gold Coast hinterland.

Its features include open-plan living and dining, balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and timber flooring.

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CBRE Gold Coast is marketing the project. 

 

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Gold Coast set for Australia’s first Mondrian brand residences and five-star hotel

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The boutique US hotel operator Mondrian has announced it will open its first five-star hotel and brand residence in Australia at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast.

Mondrian, a partnership between SBE Entertainment and hospitality giant Accor, has engaged the local developer Vitale Project to construct the two tower development which is slated for completion in mid-2023.

The two towers, designed by the multi-award-winning architect Elenberg Fraser, will separate the 89 private residences from the hotel, which will have 208 guest rooms.

Studio Carter, the international hospitality design consultant, was commissioned to oversee the interior design.

The building will be connected by a three-level podium that acts as the building’s communal space and will home a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, restaurants, and swimming pools, all overlooking the beach.

It’s being built on 4,035 sqm on the corner of First Avenue and The Esplanade Burleigh Heads.

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Mondrian Gold Coast is one of nine new Mondrian properties that SBE plans to open globally by 2022, with six more to be announced.

It follows the company’s recent opening of Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, and the announcement of Mondrian Shoreditch London set to open in 2021.

The Gold Coast has grown into one of Australia’s leading travel destinations and the opening of Mondrian Gold Coast is the next step in our strategic global expansion for the Mondrian brand, selecting communities at the heart of the most exciting cultural destinations in the world,” SBE’s chief operating officer Chadi Farhat said.

Accor Pacific chief executive Simon McGrath said the expansion of the first-ever Mondrian into Australia reflects Accor’s commitment to developing innovative, lifestyle-oriented hotels alongside SBE.

“With the Mondrian brand, SBE creates destinations within the destination, bringing together regional authenticity with sophisticated design, creative programming, and a lively bar and restaurant scene.

“Mondrian Gold Coast will be the embodiment of this philosophy: providing residents and guests with elevated hospitality experiences that match the beauty and vibrancy of Australia’s Gold Coast region.”

LGC Property Investments, directed by Chris and Letitia Vitale, paid $22 million for the site, which currently houses the 1960s apartment block White Horses Apartment, in July.

There had been an agreement in place for the Brisbane-based Neilson Properties to buy the site in 2018, but that failed to proceed.

The White Horse Apartment owners had been in court battles for a number of years trying to band together to sell their combined 49 apartments.

But because it was a company titled block, they needed 100 percent of the vote to approve a sale, however, six owners resisted.

 

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