InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has taken more of its ourdoors, indoors.
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has taken more of its ourdoors, indoors.

A new hybrid room layout incorporating the colours and tones of the outdoors has been installed at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on the Gold Coast as part of a multimillion-dollar resort-wide refurbishment.

Designed by Daarc Architecture, the neutral room colours, natural timbers and toned lighting inspired by the resort’s expansive landscaped gardens is aimed at creating a calm, relaxing environment for guests.

The project, which began in June 2019, saw all rooms across the Federation, Manor, Queenslander and Homestead categories revamped, with feelings of a grand Queensland estate combined with a greater sense of destination reflected in the new rooms. A generally neutral paint scheme, mixed with gentle pops of tropical colour aims to embrace guests on arrival and provide a warm, soothing welcome.

The new-look Homestead Suite fuses natural timbers with calming, neutral colours.

Marina, Garden and Pool view rooms all now feature new bedding and modern, gold fittings, with new furniture supplied by Hotel Interiors. Rooms have also been fitted with new marble benchtops and blonde-timber panelling, new outdoor furniture and ambient lighting. Later this year, all rooms will be fitted with an iPad compendium in an effort to streamline guest communications and embark on a more environmentally sound model.

The hotel’s breakfast diner, Cove Café, has also been upgraded with new oak panelling and an olive velvet colour scheme.

Resort General Manager, Matt Rippin, said the refurbishments opened a new chapter for the property.

The newly refurbished Cove Cafe.

“The resort still retains the elegance and style of a grand Queensland estate, but when guests retreat to their rooms, they will now enjoy a distinct sense of destination infused with the signature modern comfort of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts.

“This investment from the owners of InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Mulpha Australia, injects new energy into the resort as IHG moves into its eighth year of managing the property.”