Jupiters exterior painting - EDITED

Jupiters Hotel and Casino’s makeover is in full swing with abseiling painters taking up residence to transform the exterior of the Gold Coast landmark.

Gold Coast locals and tourists will see the familiar sepia exterior transform with over 12,000 litres of ‘Grand Piano Quarter’ white paint applied over 8,000 hours, the first time the building has been painted since its construction.

Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said Jupiters is a landmark building on the Gold Coast and its look was integral to the city’s skyline.

“Jupiters’ unique design is a real stand-out on the Gold Coast skyline – you can instantly recognise it when flying in and out of Gold Coast airport. We chose a fresh, modern look to ensure Jupiters continues to play an integral role in making this beautiful city a must-see destination.”

Family run and owned Gold Coast company Usher and Son won the contract to give Jupiters its brand new look.

“Operating nationally for 15 years, we have worked on some major projects in our time, but this has to be the best yet,” said Senior Executive, Nigel McCutcheon, Usher and Son.

“We are extremely proud to be part of Jupiters’ transformation and excited about its future and what it will do for the Gold Coast. Going to work every day with this magnificent view over the city and beaches, we think we have the best job in Australia,” said Usher and Son Project Manager, Mick

A team of abseiling painters, attached to the roof floor with anchor points, will work on the tiered, ocean side of the building. The hinterland side will be painted using a Swing Stage – a long enclosed platform that hangs from cables attached to a system on the roof top.

Usher and Son employs over 150 Queenslanders and in June 2014 won the Trades, Professions & Services Award at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards. The company has also received
Construction Skills Queensland’s Bechtel Award for Employer Commitment to Training Excellence in
2013 and the Bob Scott Memorial Award at the 2012 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards.
Geoff Hogg said the redevelopment is being handled carefully to ensure a world-class project is delivered, while causing as little disruption to guests as possible.

“Echo Entertainment Group is committed to creating a world-class integrated resort, which will boost tourism and one which locals will be proud of,” said Geoff.

When complete, the $345 million planned investment will include a new six-star luxury hotel tower featuring private balcony infinity pools, contemporary restaurants and bars, and the complete transformation of all existing facilities.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management