Marriott International has introduced the first Spa by JW concept in Australia and New Zealand at luxury Surfers Paradise hotel, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa.

The 2500 sqm spa, which opened on Wednesday July 12, complements the hotel’s AU$35 million transformation.

“As we’ve watched the world re-open from the challenges of the past few years, it is an exciting time for us at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa to finally reveal this long-awaited chapter of our renovation and welcome back both locals, domestic and international travellers to relax, unwind and rejuvenate at Spa by JW,” said JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa, General Manager, Ravinder Dhesi.

DBI, the original architects and interior designers behind the hotel, designed the space with an urban aesthetic taking inspiration from the natural surroundings from the golden beaches to the lush hinterlands.

Reminiscent of a living room, with subtle lighting and relaxing ocean sounds, the spa lounge is made up of connected relaxation zones, including private group seating areas.

Spa by JW features six treatment rooms, including a signature couple’s room with a private lounge, ensuite stone bath and twin showers, wellness saunas, steam experience showers, relaxation pods and an outdoor relaxation area.

Curves, lighting and translucent and the use of natural materials, textures and neutral palettes present a relaxing environment for guests.

The food and beverage offering includes a locally inspired tea service, wine service and food menu curated by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Paul Smart.

Stacey Leong takes up the role of Spa Manager, bringing over 13 years’ experience as a beauty therapist.

Leong said guest will have access to a bespoke range of treatments.

“Sophisticated yet entirely warm and unpretentious, guests should look forward to unrivalled balance to nourish and nurture the body, through beautifully curated treatments designed specifically for Spa by JW,” she said.