One of the new-look rooms on the 15th floor.
One of the new-look rooms on the 15th floor.

Barely a year since joining the Schwartz stable, Hilton Surfers Paradise has revealed it will undergo a major refurbishment which will see a revamped lobby area, expanded MICE facilities and nine new guest rooms.

Billed as the biggest makeover the property has seen in its eight-year history, the work will be carried out over multiple stages, kicking off with the addition of a casual bar, dining area and art gallery as part of a reworked lobby.

The hotel will double its capacity for meetings and events, with its new, pillarless Promenade Room able to cater to up to 160 guests, while meeting rooms have been increased from two to four. Collaborative efforts with Destination Gold Coast to encourage event organisers to host at the new venue are set to ramp up on completion of the expanded venue, with business events making up a $540 million industry for the Glitter Strip.

Hilton Surfers Paradise will double its event capacity.

Higher up, the hotel will add a further nine guest rooms as part of a makeover of the 15th floor, with a new Executive Lounge also set to open. The former Executive Lounge will make way to become the new guest accommodations, with no word yet on the precise location of the new lounge.

Hilton Surfers Paradise General Manager, Fiona Pryde, said the hotel is already considered a leader in the events space and its new facilities will only enhance that reputation.

“Aligning our design to our location is at the heart of our refurbishment with our new lounge embodying the coastal feel of the Gold Coast, a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor spaces ensuring those lucky enough to visit this special area are able to unwind amid luxury and seclusion.

“We know we are delivering exceptional conference experiences to our existing clients and we are looking forward to being able to showcase our renowned services to even more delegates as we launch our newly created Promenade Room,” Pryde added.