The lagoon-style pool at Oaks Port Douglas is tipped to see plenty of Aussies around it on domestic breaks in 2019.
Oaks Hotels had doubled its presence in Port Douglas through the buyout of a former QT resort.

Freehold interest in the premises and adjoining land of QT Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland has been acquired by Oaks Hotels & Resorts as the serviced apartment brand expands its presence in the state’s far north.

The 170-room property has transferred its management rights over to Oaks Hotels and is now operating under the new name. The newly acquired resort will operate in tandem with the existing Oaks Lagoons property a little over a kilometre away.

Oaks Port Douglas becomes the group’s 56th branded property Australia-wide. It is located close to Four Mile Beach and five minutes from Macrossan Street, the town’s main dining and shopping strip.

Designed to suit the relaxed lifestyle of its surroundings, the property features a tropical theme around a mixture of studio rooms, one and two-bedroom apartments, each offering views over the resort’s landscaped gardens or swimming pool with swim-up bar. Each room is fitted with king beds, private balconies or courtyards and lounge areas.

Minor Hotels Chief Operating Officer for Australia & New Zealand, Craig Hooley, said he was delighted to boost the group’s local portfolio with the former QT Port Douglas.

“Port Douglas is a key domestic market for us, and while we already have a strong presence in the region with sister property Oaks Lagoons, we see the two properties as each having their own unique offer and providing guests with diverse accommodation options from which to explore the region.”