The iconic Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa will be rebranded to JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa this December. Upon completion of the $35 million dollar renovation, the resort will be elevated to a new standard of luxury to appeal to travellers seeking a tropical retreat near the golden sands of the iconic beach.
“We are excited to announce the debut of our flagship JW Marriott brand here in Australia with the opening of JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International. “The JW Marriott brand, with its distinctive luxury philosophy, will resonate with these travellers, who seek exceptional, thoughtfully-crafted services and experiences.”
The new-look guest rooms offer a choice of ocean or hinterland views, drawn inspiration from the local landscapes and surrounding elements. All bathrooms will have the ability to be opened up to the bedrooms, providing a greater sense of connectivity and composition of lightly toned, natural timbers, locally sourced stone and soft curved forms will create a sophisticated coastal character.
The property’s six food and beverage venues, including two feature restaurants, lobby lounge and bar, pool bar, a new Japanese whisky bar and a signature JW Marketplace, will ensure guests have access to a refined yet relaxing dining experience throughout their stay.
Citrique Restaurant will undergo an extensive refresh using light and texture to encapsulate the surrounding hinterlands. The resort’s main restaurant will feature a new interactive show kitchen, placing fresh local produce and seafood at the heart of its daily menu. Forming part of Citrique, JW Marketplace is the hotel’s café and in-house provedore, serving freshly ground coffees, local produce and healthy and tasty grab-and-go bites. Misono, the resort’s teppanyaki restaurant, will expand to incorporate an ‘avenue’ of new Japanese dining experiences including an intimate Izakaya, tearoom and sushi bar. A Japanese whisky bar with an outdoor terrace will be a new welcome addition to the resort’s food and beverage offering, providing the perfect spot to enjoy a range of Japanese whiskies.
Chapter & Verse will transform into an indoor-outdoor lounge and bar experience connecting the resort property with the external lagoons and swimming area – a tranquil lounge by day and a sophisticated craft cocktail bar in the evening.
The resort’s highly celebrated outdoor swimming pools, offering a variety of depths and activations, including the saltwater lagoon featuring over 300 tropical fish, is the heart of the JW Marriott. The Pool Bar will offer poolside dining options and a lounge area for refreshing cocktails, light bites and family snacks.
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is set to become a landmark for conferences and events in Queensland, with 2,000 square metres of refreshed, state-of-the-art function space featuring ten scalable meeting spaces for different event requirements. The upgraded pillarless 715 square metre JW Ballroom features vehicle access, geared for large-scale exhibitions and product launches. A junior ballroom will provide 276 square metres of flexible, stylish space for creative meetings and events. Flooded with natural light and with open views of the pool, the junior ballroom is also perfectly suited to weddings.
“We are absolutely delighted to be embarking on the transformation of our tropical paradise oasis to offer genuine luxury experiences here on the golden beaches of the Gold Coast,” said Ravinder Dhesi, General Manager, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.
As part of the Marriott International group, the resort is committed to guest health and has put in place a comprehensive approach to meet the safety challenges presented by COVID-19, including higher standards of cleanliness throughout the hotel as well as modifications to associate-guest protocols developed to be consistent with social distancing guidelines.