JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts will make its debut in Australia this December following the rebranding of Queensland’s iconic Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa into JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa. Upon completion of the renovation, the resort will be elevated to a new standard of luxury to appeal to the discerning traveller seeking a tropical retreat near the Gold Coast’s iconic beaches.
The award winning Australian design team, DBI, have been asked to reimagine the iconic resort and ways to elevate the hotel through the high standards of modern luxury set by JW Marriott The resort’s public spaces will be redefined but will retain the emblematic features of the original tropical design, which worked to create a connection to the surrounding lush hinterland landscape.
The modern looking guest rooms often take inspiration from the local scenery and surrounding elements, providing a choice of ocean or hinterland views. 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, will undergo an extensive refresh and reconfiguration, using light and texture to encapsulate the surrounding hinterlands. The resort’s main restaurant will feature a new interactive show kitchen. 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.
Chapter & Verse will transform into an indoor-outdoor lounge and bar experience connecting the resort property with the external lagoons and swimming area. The resort’s highly celebrated outdoor swimming pools, offers a variety of depths and activations. The Pool Bar will offer poolside dining options and a lounge area for refreshing cocktails. JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is set to become a landmark for conferences and events in Queensland. The upgraded pillar-less JW Ballroom features vehicle access, geared for large-scale exhibitions and product launches. A junior ballroom that is flexible, stylish space is introduced for creative meetings and events.
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. The resort will continue to welcome guests during the ongoing upgrading of the resort.