Date: April 2018
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Name: The Darling Gold Coast
No. of Keys: 57 suites from 70 to 328 sq. mtrs. complemented by The Star Gold Coast’s signature restaurants and bars, world-class gaming, state-of-the-art theatre and exciting nightlife.
Seller: The project started in December 2014, with opening of the Kiyomi Restaurant.
Buyer: The Darling at The Star Gold Coast is the second hotel in The Star Entertainment Group to adopt the boutique brand. The Darling at The Star Sydney is an established and multi award-winning hotel, and the first in New South Wales to be awarded a Forbes Five-Star rating – the most coveted recognition in the global luxury travel sector.
The Darling promises to be the premier accommodation destination on the Gold Coast. The hotel offers personal billiard and karaoke rooms, private gyms and even a butler service,
Each level features seven suites, beginning with 22 base rooms, the Jewel Suites, and 21 larger Stellar Suites. The hotel’s 14 most luxurious suites include four Penthouse Suites, three Penthouse Spa Suites and seven Penthouse Deluxe Suites.
The rooftop will have an ocean-view infinity pool with a high end restaurant and lounge bar.
The Star Entertainment Group is headed up by Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg.
Cost: An investment of up to AUS$850 million is predicted to cover the refurbishments of the The Star Grand, plus the new suite hotel and the proposed hotel and residential tower developments.
Eleven new food and beverage offerings, 596 refurbished hotel rooms at The Star Grand and a new premium poolside experience completes The Star Gold Coast’s multi-million dollar redevelopment.
THPT Comment: Glitz and glamour comes with the high-rolling casino word…good to see it comes as a boutique hotel – just 57 (large) suites.
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