Morris Group is set to open Townsville’s first luxury hotel, Ardo, on December 11, with the hotel now taking bookings.

Ardo and The Ville CEO Michael Jones described Ardo as one of North Queensland’s most highly anticipated hotel openings of the year.

“Ardo is unlike anything Townsville has ever seen, it is a luxurious offering that will elevate how visitors can experience this beautiful tropical region,” Jones said.

“It is the perfect getaway for couples, families and friends, there truly is something for everyone and we can’t wait to welcome our first guests from mid-December.”

The hotel features 132 rooms and suites, each offering 33sqm of space, finished with cork floors paired with free-form concrete ceilings and bathrooms with terrazzo surfaces and mosaic tiles, and either a private balcony or courtyard.

Three restaurants are on offer including Marmor, offering contemporary Australian cuisine inspired by the region’s world-class meat and seafood offerings; ‘casual yet cool’ Japanese restaurant, Terasu; and Ardo Rooftop, overlooking the infinity pool and coral sea.

The hotel will also feature the luxury Ardo Day Spa and guests will also be able to access the amenities at Morris Group’s neighbouring resort The Ville, which include an oceanside swimming pool with a swim-up bar, gym and casino.