St. Regis to make Australian debut in 2027

GURNER inks hotel management company for Le Pelago Gold Coast project

Marriott International will debut the St. Regis brand in Australia, revealing a landmark signing for The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort, earmarked to open in 2027.

The deal shows ongoing confidence from Marriott in the ultra-luxury hotel space on the Gold Coast. Last month, Marriott signed a contract to bring the Ritz-Cartlon brand to the Gold Coast, which will operate alongside the Group’s existing high-end properties JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa and W Brisbane.

The hotelier has inked a management deal with property development company GURNER. The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort is set to be part of the first tower in the $1.7 billion La Pelago project – a premier lifestyle resort and destination within the prestigious Budds Beach precinct.

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The new-build resort anticipates to feature 185 guest rooms and suites that offer sweeping ocean and hinterland views. The hotel’s design is expected to celebrate the timeless glamour and storied legacy of the St. Regis brand in a modern and sophisticated way. The property will feature a specialty restaurant, a world-class sky bar, pool bar, lounge, and spa, along with a luxurious penthouse collection and signature St. Regis Bar.

The city’s most famed attractions and landmarks, including international designer shopping, a range of high-quality dining options, late-night entertainment, rooftop bars and cafes, and vast stretches of pristine white sandy surf beaches are all within easy reach from the hotel.

“This signing of The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort in Australia is momentous for Marriott International, and a wonderful advancement for the destination,” said Richard Crawford, Vice President Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific for Marriott International.

“The St. Regis brand promises a vanguard spirit steeped in history and tradition and is synonymous with global luxury.

“We appreciate GURNER Group’s confidence in selecting St. Regis as the centerpiece of its world-class mixed-use development,” Crawford said.

The La Pelago Masterplan will feature 12,000 square meters of lifestyle amenities including luxury residential residences, The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort, and over 5,500 square metres of international hospitality and retail, encompassed in a lush and private landscaped setting.

“We are truly delighted to work with GURNER to bring our globally recognized St. Regis brand to Australia,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Marriott International, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific. “This signing is a testament to Marriott International’s continued commitment to growing our luxury portfolio in Australia and our confidence in the appeal of Australia as a leading tourism destination into the future.”

“We are honoured to be able to announce this deal with the team at Marriott International – St. Regis has always been my favourite hotel brand, and it is very exciting to be able to offer its world-class service, amenity, and luxury to our La Pelago residents, and to the Australian market for the first time,” said Tim Gurner, CEO GURNER Group.

“We think the addition of such an illustrious and exclusive hotel brand will put the Gold Coast right back on the top of luxury travellers’ lists, and make it one of the hottest tourism markets in the world. The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort anticipates to perfectly complement the ultra-luxury amenity-rich residences at La Pelago, and we are looking forward to working with such an incredible brand.”

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