Byron Bay’s first world-class beachfront resort, Elements of Byron, is officially open.
Situated on 20 hectares and encompassing almost two kilometres of absolute beach frontage on Belongi Beach, the resort is the 11th property across Australia and New Zealand to join AccorHotels’ boutique MGallery Collection of memorable hotels.
Three separate pavilions make up the central resort and leisure facilities, featuring a signature restaurant and lobby bar, poolside bar and kiosk, gymnasium and five suite garden spa. Weaving throughout the resort is a luxurious infinity lagoon pool precinct, complete with a communal sunken fire pit. Organic materials and soft furnishings have been used to evoke relaxation and connection to the elements throughout the resort.
Chief Operating Officer AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath, said “We congratulate the owners and hotel team on opening this exceptional world-class resort. AccorHotels welcomes this latest addition to our boutique MGallery Collection and franchise hotel network which is set to delight guests with its unsurpassed beachfront locale whilst showcasing the very best of the Byron Bay region.”
Development of the $100 million dollar ‘slow architectural’ resort has been tended throughout by owner Peggy Flannery. Design of the 94 willas was driven by reverence to the four landscape ecologies present on the site – rainforest, dunal, eucalypt and wetland. Specific native landscaping, furnishings and colour palettes reflect the ecology or landscape in which each particular villa sits.
Leon Pink, General Manager Elements of Byron said, “Being privately owned by a couple who are passionate about the site, let alone the resort crafted within it, helps a lot. Nothing was compromised. I’ve never really experienced another similar situation.”
Elements of Byron also offers conferencing facilities, catering up to 450 delegates.