Echo Entertainment has announced plans for a six-star, 17-storey hotel to be built in front of the existing Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast, at a cost of $345 million.
Due to be completed in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the tower is to be comprised exclusively of luxury hotel suites, in addition to bars, restaurants and private gaming rooms.
Echo Entertainment Chairman, John O’Neill AO, said “We are committed to positioning Jupiters as a world-class integrated resort and assist in the exciting transformation of the Gold Coast before, during and after its hosting of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our six-star hotel tower has a construction completion date that will ensure its readiness for the Commonwealth Games. The tower will offer new levels of luxury and only the best in finishes and amenities, not to mention six-star service.”
Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, joined Mr O’Neill, Echo Entertainment CEO, Matt Bekier, and Echo Entertainment Managing Director Queensland, Geoff Hogg, at the announcement.
It is a development that is predicted to generate more than 1000 jobs, as construction will be undertaken by an Australian-based company. Probuild is the tenderer for the construction of the new all-suite tower and gaming facilities at Jupiters.
“This project is a celebration of the Gold Coast,” said Mr Bekier. “To that end, we have been working with local designers and international architects to ensure it will resonate with the local community while also driving broader domestic and international appeal.
“These are exciting times for the Gold Coast and we’re delighted to be playing what we believe will be a key role in advancing the growth of tourism and jobs creation in the region.”
Mr Hogg provided further detail on the tower, saying some suites will boast three or four bedrooms and each will embrace the best of the Gold Coast, with large balconies and captivating city views. An exclusive, high-end lounge bar will also overlook the infinity edge pool.
“The Gold Coast’s reputation as a must-visit destination continues to strengthen with both leisure and business travellers, so we are working to create a broad offering that will help to support this well into the future,” he said. “We are also creating spaces that cater to the specific needs of individual travellers with some suites to include home offices, extra family rooms, theatres or even private karaoke parlours.
“Suites will also be equipped with digital signage, allowing guests the flexibility to change in-room information into many different languages.
“We are also working on six-star room service, to allow guests to order from any restaurant across the property, or one of the new restaurants, and enjoy dining on their balcony overlooking the Gold Coast skyline.”