Wyndham Hotel Group has announced its second TRYP by Wyndham property in Australia – TRYP North Lakes – following the success of the iconic TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel in Brisbane, which opened in 2014.

The 138-room TRYP North Lakes will be part of the AU$250 million, 1.7 hectare Laguna North Lakes development.

Laguna North Lakes is set to become a leading destination thanks to the combined expertise of The George Group, the team behind the highly successful James Street lifestyle precinct in Fortitude Valley, and local company Pointcorp, developers of a series of visionary premium apartment projects in inner-city Brisbane.

“Located in Queensland’s Moreton Bay region, 25km north of Brisbane, Laguna North Lakes has been designed to be a vibrant and active destination offering its visitors access to cafes, restaurants, events spaces, retail offerings and family friendly pool throughout the day and into the night,” said Matt Taplin, Senior Vice President Hotel and Resort Operations and Property Development, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim.

“It is an ideal new location for TRYP as we expand into destinations travellers want to discover.

“TRYP Fortitude Valley, with its iconic street art murals and unique personality, has quickly become one of the most iconic places to stay in Brisbane. Likewise, TRYP North Lakes will have its own distinctive character and a vibrant, stylish allure that will attract guests from near and far to experience its contemporary take on hospitality,” he said.

TRYP by Wyndham hotels are infused with local spirit, allowing guests to immerse themselves in each destination’s individual culture and TRYP North Lakes will be no exception.

Hotel guests will be able to utilise the unique amenities the Laguna development will offer, including a huge resort-style swimming pool, bar, restaurant, gym and health facility, and 5,000 square metres of curated fashion and retail stores and eateries.

The hotel will also cater to business travellers using the largest function and events centre in northern Brisbane or working within the 10,500 square metres of A-grade commercial office space within Laguna North Lakes.

Site works on the hotel are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year and it is slated to open by mid to late 2021. It will be managed by Resort Management by Wyndham, which currently operates multiple properties in Australia, including TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane.

One of the fastest growing areas in Queensland, North Lakes is within the Moreton Bay Regional Council, which will boast a population of over 500,000 within a decade. TRYP North Lakes will be a short distance from major retailers including the giant Westfield North Lakes Shopping Centre, CostCo and Ikea, as well as the 18-hole North Lakes Resort Golf Club. It will also be ideally placed for major infrastructure and commercial precincts, including the recently completed Redcliffe Peninsula rail link, the North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre and the new University of the Sunshine Coast Petrie campus, which is opening in 2020.

“Our vision is for Laguna to be a must-visit destination for conferencing, events and leisure, which makes the TRYP by Wyndham brand a perfect fit,” said Patrick George, Director of The George Group.

“We are determined to activate the best facilities, opportunities and operators in the community through this development and it is a privilege to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group on TRYP North Lakes, which will be one of the most important aspects of Laguna,” he said.

Chris Vitale, Director of Pointcorp, added: “Our extensive experience delivering quality residential projects around South East Queensland has put us in excellent stead to create a unique and iconic vision for Australia’s second TRYP hotel.”

The new hotel will be the fourth property under the TRYP by Wyndham brand in the South East Asia and South Pacific region, joining TRYP Fortitude Valley, TRYP Yangon Hotel in Myanmar and TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia – Manila in the Philippines.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management