Byron at Byron poolside lounge area.

The beachfront Byron at Byron Resort in the northern NSW town of Byron Bay has released details of a property-wide soft refurbishment following its integration as a member of the Crystalbrook Collection portfolio.

With sustainability at the heart of the process, Crystalbrook will remove all plastic bottles from circulation, to be replaced with biodegradable cardboard containers. Further, pump pack amenity bottles will be fitted into all guest rooms and suites along with iPads to replace printed compendium materials. Further, wooden RFID room keys will be implemented across the resort in place of the plastic alternative.

As a measure to introduce itself to the local community, Crystalbrook management says it will meet with 200 local businesses in the next month to express a desire to work with local suppliers by committing to source 80 per cent of its operational products within three hours of Byron Bay.

The 92-suite resort will receive a number of upgrades to soft furnishings to guest rooms and common areas which will have minimal impact on guests during installation. These are expected to be rolled out gradually beginning from next year.

“The acquisition of this beautiful resort felt like a natural marriage,” said Crystalbrook Collection owner Ghassan Aboud.

“Its ethos sits hand in hand with the core values of Crystalbrook Collection. We are at first and foremost an Australian brand, aimed at providing a sense of home to both tourists and locals alike.”

Now trading as Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, guests also have access to facilities including an infinity swimming pool, day spa, tennis courts and an on-site restaurant.