A rendering of the proposed resort development on Kangaroo Island.
A rendering of the proposed resort development on Kangaroo Island.

Langham Hospitality Group is remaining tight-lipped to confirm proposed plans to manage a new luxury resort on Kangaroo Island, off the coast of Adelaide, under its upper-upscale Cordis brand.

The site, already zoned and approved for a 100-room resort and future luxury villas, is currently on the market in the search for an ownership entity. Colliers International has been engaged as the exclusive selling agents, with its online listing stating a “commitment by international operator” to manage the resort.

Future villas on the site have also been earmarked to be managed by Langham. The developer of the site has been confirmed as City and Central Consulting (CCC), with design work to be completed by Cox Architecture.

In a statement to HM from Langham Hospitality Group Regional Vice President, Operations and Development Pacific, Andrew Jessop, the company was coy on its plans.

“The Langham Hospitality Group is always keen to have new properties in other parts of Australia, including Kangaroo Island and have on-going discussions with potential partners to increase our footprint in the region.”

The resort, once built, will occupy a 32-hectare site with views across Pelican Lagoon. It will be situated around 30 minutes from the island’s main ferry terminal link to Adelaide, Penneshaw Terminal and 20 minutes to Kingscote Airport – the island’s main airstrip – which will soon welcome new services from Adelaide by QantasLink.

“Direct connectivity to Australia’s major capital cities has increased demand for higher quality tourism infrastructure and accommodation options on Kangaroo Island with a very high proportion of visitors choosing to stay overnight,” said Colliers International Associate Director, Hotels, Guy Wells.