Gold Coast Tourism in partnership with Tourism Queensland will unveil a totally revamped evening lounge facility for the enjoyment of local and visiting Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, within the impressive surrounds of the all-new $700 million, five-star Hilton Surfers Paradise.
To be offered free of charge, three nights a week through August and September, the lounge service is just one of many initiatives to ensure a warm welcome to Australia’s fun capital.
Arabic speaking locals will man a tour information desk within an assigned wing of the Hilton hotel’s 15th floor executive lounge, where Iftar food and beverage offerings plus shisha pipes will be available in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
“The Gold Coast continues to go from strength to strength in being able to accommodate all international visitors. The additional support of Tourism Queensland and Hilton Surfers Paradise has enabled us to maintain the evening lounge within one of the major entertainment precincts of the Gold Coast,” said Gold Coast Tourism International Director Gordon Price.
“Shopping malls, restaurants plus numerous other world-class accommodation options are all within easy reach of Surfers Paradise, while the beaches, theme parks and other exciting attractions are also in close proximity.
“Our unwavering appeal of golden sandy beaches along an uninterrupted 70 kilometre coastline, plus 100,000 hectares of World heritage-listed rainforest will ensure something for everyone during 2012.”
A Gold Coast Muslim Visitors Guide will also be available to potential guests on site, as well as pre-departure, with the collective objective of ensuring the Gold Coast maintains its reputation as a fun and accommodating International holiday destination.
“It’s all about formulating a long term strategy to ensure the Gold Coast maintains the fun factor for all guests, while catering to the specific cultural and religious needs of our visitors,” added Mr Price.
“Numerous Gold Coast operators already offer Halal certified product, theme parks provide designated prayer rooms and many hotels have the Koran and prayer mats readily available upon request.
“These initiatives are a further extension of the collective Gold Coast welcome to the Muslim community.”
New and Exciting Properties on the Gold Coast
As a world leader in providing fun-filled family entertainment it has been imperative for the Gold Coast to continue to re-invent itself and ensure repeat visitation by holiday makers. For this reason there is always something new and exciting taking place somewhere throughout the region. Theme parks continually invest millions of dollars to create new attractions and there are billions of dollars being spent on the revitalisation of Surfers Paradise, plus the creation of a vital light rail project that will ensure greater ease of travel between the various precincts of the Gold Coast. Three all new 5-star properties are now fully operational. Sea Temple Surfers Paradise and The Hilton Hotel Surfers Paradise, plus Peppers Broadbeach will collectively enhance and add to the existing retail and dining experiences, so it really is an exciting time of change for the Gold Coast that will create greater appeal for domestic and international travellers well into the future. www.VisitGoldCoast.com
Hilton Surfers Paradise
The $700 million Hilton Surfers Paradise is the eighth Hilton-branded property in Australia and the International brand’s first combination hotel and residences in Australia. Featuring an unprecedented range of accommodation options to suit the needs of all guests, the hotel offers a total of 169 guest rooms and 250 modern one-, two- and three-bedroom residences catering to a demand for more flexible and spacious holiday options in the City. www.hiltonsurfersparadise.com.au
Sea Temple Surfers Paradise
This $850 million project features 289 modern apartments including a sub-penthouse collection and a record setting super penthouse. Set on the beach front of Surfers Paradise, Sea Temple offers an exclusive and personal shopping experience, equipped with a $100m retail precinct offering designer labels and a wide variety of other products. Located in the centre of the multimillion dollar Surfers Paradise Foreshore redevelopment, Sea Temple Surfers Paradise has been fashioned with the utmost style and sophisticated luxury in mind. This amazingly appointed 77-level Soul tower is made up of elegantly designed 2 and 3 bedroom apartments; with every apartment boasting spectacular uninterrupted ocean views. www.mirvac.com.au
Operated by the Gold Coast based Mantra Group, Peppers Broadbeach is the largest property within the Peppers portfolio and the brand’s first foray into the metropolitan market. Peppers Broadbeach is an $850 million twin residential tower, harnessing the latest in portable technology, and guest services. The architectural design of the property includes 505 one, two and three bedroom apartments in two towers and reflects a distinct fusion of city sophistication and coastal relaxation. Both towers feature extensive use of life spaces including Zen gardens, tai chi lawns, private cinemas, guest lounges, teppanyaki barbeques, steam rooms, saunas, plus lap, plunge and resort pools. Peppers Broadbeach is in walking distance to Jupiters Casino, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. www.peppers.com.au/broadbeach
Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa
In line with the global revitalisation of the Sheraton brand, Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast has undertaken a $20 million refurbishment plan that has incorporated upgrades to all 293 rooms and suites, accommodation corridors, Lobby, Reception Desk, Guest Lifts, Port Cochere, hotel entry and pool area landscaping, Terraces Restaurant and Breakers Lounge. New luxurious appointments include the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, flat screen televisions, wifi access, custom woven carpets, designer furnishings, casual lounge and dining settings, bedside decor and accessories plus bathroom fittings including tapware, baths, toilets, vanity and refreshed marble surfaces. www.sheraton.com/goldcoast
Jupiters Hotel and Casino Theatre Redevelopment
Jupiters Hotel and Casino recently completed works on a $20 million redevelopment of the property’s theatre, the first step in a proposed $350 million investment program for the iconic venue. The theatre redevelopment includes creation of a balcony level with up to 300 seats; VIP hospitality rooms for pre and post event functions; new bars on the balcony and orchestra level; new toilets on the balcony and orchestra level; purpose built integrated movie projection booth; multi-purpose mechanical thrust stage; enhancement to disability access to all areas; and upgraded dressing room space. Jupiters Hotel & Casino has also undertaken a re-fresh of the Lobby and Atrium areas, plus two premier restaurants. www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au
Surfers Paradise Foreshore Redevelopment
Gold Coast City Council undertook a $25 million upgrade of the Surfers Paradise foreshore. The new design reconnects the heart of Surfers Paradise to the beach and creates a safer, more accessible public space with improved infrastructure for recreational activities and major events. The project was funded by Gold Coast City Council and Queensland State Government. For more details visit www.surfersforeshore.com.au
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa’s $20 million refurbishment saw a total overhaul of the elegant 329 room, 28 level resort. All guest rooms, conference areas and hotel lobby were upgraded while the floor space of the new restaurant, Citrique was extensively expanded , firmly positioning the resort as one of Australia’s most luxurious holiday and conference venues. Located just a few minutes from the vibrant heart of Surfers Paradise, rooms offer breathtaking views of the Gold Coast Hinterland, Surfers Paradise skyline or Pacific Ocean. www.marriott.com.au
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Comprehensive refurbishments have taken place at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise. The acquisition of a lobby bar, serving light meals and drinks daily from 7am, provides a welcoming feel, while a full renovation and makeover of the pool area includes new tiling and landscaping elements, plus modern outdoor furniture and lighting to the heated, year-round facility. The Hotel Grand Chancellor is well located, forming part of Centro Surfers Paradise, the largest shopping centre within the acclaimed precinct and is only 200 metres from the world-famous beaches. The property is a 31-storey building comprising of 404 bedrooms, a restaurant and two bars, five conference and meeting rooms, gymnasium, outdoor pool and tennis court. www.grandchancellorhotels.com
QT Gold Coast
QT Gold Coast is the first designer hotel in the QT Hotel range launching Australia wide. The architecturally redesigned lobby boasts slick interior design, rich floor to ceiling wood panelling, artist crafted feature walls and custom lighting for mood as well as function. QT Gold Coast also houses three hot new venues that cater to all aspects of the Surfers Paradise scene. The luxurious yet relaxed Stingray Lounge Bar boasts an extensive mixologist crafted cocktail list, delicious Californian meets Mexican tasting menu, and international resident DJs. Upstairs the invigorating excitement of Bazaar restaurant puts a unique spin on hotel dining, offering an interactive marketplace style concept. Fixx is the third new venue for QT Gold Coast, as a more casual haven, offering delicious treats and beverages for an on-the-go breakfast snack, freshly baked muffins, pastries, picnic hampers or simply a barista made coffee from 7am daily. www.qtgoldcoast.com.au
RACV Royal Pines Resort
RACV Royal Pines Resort has recently undergone major, multi-million dollar refurbishments. The brand new Executive Lounge, located on the 21st floor features a private meeting area, modern and comfortable James Moran furniture, business centre, newspapers, magazines and board games. The newly refurbished Executive Suites are located on the 22nd floor of the resort. The Inverloch, Cape Schanck and Cobram Suites are all a spacious 53m2, offer magnificent views and feature a spa bath. Alternatively, upgrade to the magnificent Torquay Suite which has a separate entertaining area, marble interior, leather couches and an in-built Nespresso coffee machine. Recently awarded a Chef’s Hat in the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide’s coveted Chef’s Hat awards, the new and spectacular Videre restaurant offers a new level of dining. Videre offers a la carte dining and degustation menus with wine matching. www.racv.com.au/venues
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