The AUD$700 million Hilton Surfers Paradise complex on Queensland’s Gold Coast officially opened its doors this morning (Sep 14), making it the newest leisure property for Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Australia, and the first Hilton property in the country to offer a combination of guest rooms and holiday residences.
“Hilton Surfers Paradise is our eighth Hilton-branded property in Australia, and is a significant milestone for the tourism industry in the Gold Coast being the first new upscale, global hotel to be built in the Gold Coast in over 10 years,” said Hilton Worldwide’s President – Asia-Pacific, Martin Rinck.
“We are delighted to continue to grow the footprint of Hilton Worldwide in this important market.”
The property features 169 guestrooms and 250 modern one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, along with a signature restaurant (Salt grill by Luke Mangan), bar (FIX, led by renowned Sydney-based mixologist, Grant Collins), gourmet marketplace (The Food Store), spa (eforea: spa at Hilton, making its Australasian debut), relaxation area (The Deck) and events space (ballroom with a capacity for 350 guests).
“Hilton Surfers Paradise presents a range of unique accommodation, dining and meeting options. Apart from appealing to the leisure traveller, we believe that the hotel will also contribute to the growth of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry in the area,” said Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ global head of the brand, David Horton.
Hilton Surfers Paradise General Manager David Kelly said the complex was specifically designed in response to the demand for more flexible and spacious holiday options in the area.
“The facilities at Hilton Surfers Paradise are so diverse that you can enjoy time with your family in the comfort of a spacious residence one weekend, and return another time as a couple for a romantic break and enjoy the serenity of a guest room,” he said.
“Our self-contained residences include full kitchens, laundry facilities, as well as separate living and dining spaces, and are ideal for families, groups or anyone looking beyond the traditional hotel for superb accommodation.
“Guests at our residences also have access to all the services of the hotel including in-room dining, mini bar, daily housekeeping, valet parking, 24-hour reception and concierge,” Kelly said.
Rates at the new Hilton Surfers Paradise start from AUD$259 for a one-bedroom residence and from AUD$279 for a hotel room.