Multi-billion-dollar developer GURNERTM has signed a landmark cope with Marriott Worldwide, that may see Australia’s very first St. Regis resort open its doorways inside the first tower of the developer’s $1.7bn La Pelago venture – which is a three way partnership with funding home Wingate – within the Gold Coast, in 2025.
St. Regis is Marriott Worldwide’s main luxurious resort model with over 56 accommodations and resorts all over the world, making it probably the most unique resort choices for friends. The St Regis model has outlined luxurious accommodations because the opening of the very first St Regis resort in New York in 1904, and has since chosen companions who can convey to life the wealthy custom, heritage and legacy of the model.
The long-lasting St. Regis model was chosen by GURNERTM following an exhaustive expression of curiosity (EOI) marketing campaign that vetted a few of the most well-known luxurious resort manufacturers on the planet; as soon as negotiations started with Marriott Worldwide, it took simply 27 days for the 2 corporations to achieve an settlement.
The circa 185 luxurious visitor rooms at The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort have known as for design plans with all of the rooms and resort facilities, together with the bar and restaurant, to sit down effectively above any of the opposite towers within the venture; and 50% taller than another surrounding tower, offering unencumbered views throughout the skyline.
The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort is a significant coup for the highest finish of the Gold Coast tourism market, which is now booming once more after the lockdowns of 2020-2021.
The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort will probably be “in contrast to something on provide in Australia’s resort market at present,” in response to Gurner Group CEO Tim Gurner, and provide a “degree of bespoke luxurious that isn’t obtainable on the Gold Coast now nor deliberate into the longer term”.
The design narrative at The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort will have fun the model’s timeless legacy and wealthy heritage – friends can stay up for coming into through the porte cochère and experiencing the resort’s signature areas, which embrace a speciality restaurant, world-class sky bar, pool bar, luxurious lounge, in addition to the signature St. Regis Bar.
Upon arrival on the unbelievable porte cochère entrance, friends will probably be whisked away as much as the second and foremost resort foyer situated on degree 42 – transporting resort friends impossibly excessive into the sky the place they are going to be greeted by an unbelievable bar and internationally acclaimed restaurant and performance space. Company will be capable to benefit from the model’s signature Butler Service, celebrated rituals and timeless heritage by means of subtle moments that create intimate luxurious.
The world-famous resort holds a particular place within the luxurious developer’s coronary heart – the St. Regis New York has been Tim’s favorite resort on the planet since he and his spouse Aimee stayed there on their very first vacation collectively, returning almost yearly.
Gurner Group CEO, Tim Gurner mentioned, “ We’re so extremely excited and humbled to have the ability to announce the cope with Marriott Worldwide and safe the St. Regis model for this landmark improvement – it’s a model that has stood the check of time for magnificence, bespoke service and beautiful experiences.
“ We knew we needed to have a resort model at La Pelago that will rework the Gold Coast and elevate it – and Australia’s 5-star resort providing – to a different degree.
“ For me it was solely ever St. Regis. La Pelago is one thing that may by no means be re-created once more in Australia and St. Regis has at all times been my favorite resort model, so I simply needed to have them to finish the circle of ultra-luxury on the venture.
“ We fully reconfigured the resort providing for The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort after we secured the model, in order that the bottom resort room nonetheless sits above any surrounding towers, enabling uninterrupted views of the seaside, river and mountain ranges, going all the best way as much as degree 43.
“ The arrival expertise, amenity, service providing and rooms will probably be the ultimate in Australia, and can put the Gold Coast again on the map as an ultra-luxury vacation spot.
“ Above the resort we’ve got round 100 residences inside the Crystal Membership, that may have their very own personal entrance and unique entry to hotel-style companies and amenity, to supply these consumers one thing actually irreplaceable that provides a brand new degree of luxurious atop the perfect resort within the nation,” he mentioned.
“ The Crystal Membership would be the subsequent evolution of what we created at Saint Moritz after which taken to a different degree once more with extra amenity that simply provides a complete new degree of glamour and class.
“The precinct of La Pelago is a world to its personal with unbelievable hospitality, wellness, a enterprise centre, ballroom and occasion areas, alongside over 10,000m of amenity for residents, then to high all of it off will probably be Australia’s primary resort.
“ To have the resort at such an elevated degree within the sky with uninterrupted views offers St. Regis an enormous level of distinction available in the market.”
Richard Crawford, Vice President Lodge Improvement, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific for Marriott Worldwide mentioned, “This signing for the St. Regis model in Australia is momentous for Marriott Worldwide, and a beautiful development for the Gold Coast. The St. Regis identify guarantees a vanguard spirit steeped in historical past and custom, and is synonymous with international luxurious.
“ We drastically worth GURNERTM’s confidence in choosing the St. Regis because the centrepiece of their world-class mixed-use improvement.
“ The St Regis Lodge model redefined luxurious when it first opened its doorways in New York over 100 years in the past and as such we’re extremely selective when selecting the best places and developments to launch new St Regis Lodge websites, which might be befitting of the strict necessities and expectations of the model.
“ GURNERTM’s well-earned repute for excellence, and their imaginative and prescient for the Gold Coast, aligns exceptionally effectively with the very excessive requirements we set for each St. Regis resort all over the world.
“ We stay up for bringing to life an iteration of the model that’s fashionable, aspirational, and befits the life-style and vitality of the Gold Coast,” he mentioned.
Mark Harrison, Managing Director Wingate Property mentioned, ” We’re delighted to see the continued momentum at La Pelago with this newest announcement.
“ Wingate sees the introduction of the St. Regis model to the venture as a big funding of iconic luxurious within the Gold Coast market. Wingate is proud to be a part of this main luxurious partnership and group.”
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