~ Queensland Welcomes Visitors with New Resorts, Attractions, Coastal Offerings, Retreats and More ~
BRISBANE (Australia)– With an array of new hotel openings, extraordinary aquatic experiences and attractions, Queensland, Australia is an exciting place to visit this year. For travelers heading down under, the destination is a fascinating mix of cities and coast. The state offers an array of diverse experiences throughout its 14 regions from the art and culture of the greater Brisbane region, to the outdoor adventure and coastal offerings of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Below is a sampling of the latest news from the state of Queensland, Australia. For additional information, please visit www.queensland.com.
NEW HOTEL AND RESORT OPENINGS:
Breeze – Moololaba, Sunshine Coast
Breeze, a new boutique coastal property located in Moololaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is the newest luxury resort to open in the seaside suburb in over a decade. Breeze occupies a prime position on the beachfront esplanade and is within walking distance of award-winning dining including the area’s beloved Spice Bar restaurant. With its fluid, exterior architecture that mirrors the ocean’s gentle waves, the property features 57, style-forward apartments designed in neutral colors and beachside décor. Breeze also offers a pool and spa, and guests have access to the beach as well as bicycles for exploring Mooloolaba and the surrounding coastal community. For more information about Breeze and to book reservations visit: www.breezemooloolaba.com.au.
Heart Hotel and Gallery – Airlie Beach, Whitsundays
Newly opened in November 2016, the hotly anticipated Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays located in the center of the cosmopolitan seaside resort village of Airlie Beach, offers travelers boutique accommodations and amenities, coupled with highly personalized and attentive service. Designed to resemble a modern take on classic Queenslander architecture, the hotel delivers high-pitched roofs, spacious verandahs, timber cladding and exquisite detailing. Each of the hotel’s luxury guestrooms and suites feature L’Occitane bath amenities. Travelers have the choice of booking the property’s upper level club floor guestrooms or suites, which offer exclusive top floor room allocation, evening canapes in the restaurant, housekeeping turndown service and priority early check in/check out services. Hotel suites offer views of Airlie Beach or the Coral Sea Ocean. Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays restaurant and lounge bar’s menus are inspired by locally sourced items and cuisine, and offers diners a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. The property is in the center of the village’s bustling retail area and features an art gallery on its top floor, which showcases monthly exhibitions from local Whitsunday artists. For more information about the Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays, and for reservations visit: http://www.hearthotelwhitsundays.com.au/.
Paradise Country – Oxenford, Gold Coast
Paradise Country, the Gold Coast’s rustic farm-world theme park, where families discover a cuddly collection of Aussie wildlife and farmyard friends, now offers overnight stay experiences. Families can turn a day out at the farm into an overnight stay with the choice of accommodation in the park’s family style camp, motor home or farm stay eco-tent. Guests of Paradise Country’s overnight stay experiences enjoy full use of the theme park that includes access to the Farmhouse restaurant and bar facilities, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and are welcome to enjoy exclusive farm stay activities including campfires and games. Paradise Country is located 20 minutes from the Gold Coast’s renowned Surfer’s Paradise, and is nearby other theme park attractions including Warner Bros. Movie World, and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast. For more information about Paradise Country and to book reservations visit:paradisecountry.com.au.
The Island – Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise icon The Islander Resort has been completely redesigned and renamed The Island. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, The Island hotel offers 150 newly renovated, spacious rooms that are designed incorporating both classic and functional elements, while evoking a modern sense of the classic surfer film, “Gidget”. Boasting views of the hinterland, city, beach and water, guests of The Island hotel will also have access to experience the property’s revamped tropical rooftop bar, The Island Rooftop. The Island will debut a kids’ club, and programming later this year. For more information about The Island boutique hotel and for reservations, please visit:www.theislandgoldcoast.com.au.
The Johnson, an Art Series Hotel – Spring Hill, Brisbane
Recently debuted in September 2016, The Johnson is the Art Series Hotels’ first Queensland property, and is inspired by globally renowned Australian colorist Michael Johnson. The opening marks a pivotal milestone for the hotel group in expanding their dedicated art inspired offerings across Australia. Eighty-three spacious suites and two penthouses boasting spectacular views across the city, as well as multi-functional public spaces are adorned with the Sydney-born artist’s original paintings and giclee prints. Guests of The Johnson have access to the hotel’s infamous art tours and in-room art channels and libraries. Branded Smart Cars and Lekker bicycles are available for guest use, and complement the property’s array of resort-like amenities that include: a 164 foot resort style pool and deck bar; state-of-the-art fitness facility; Tumbling Stone and the hotel’s signature restaurant. For more information about The Johnson and reservations visit: http://www.artserieshotels.com.au/johnson/.
ZEN Beach Retreat – Bargara, Southern Great Barrier Reef
Situated on Kelly’s Beach in Bagara, a private beachfront located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, ZEN Beach Retreat offers highly personalized boutique retreat programs for groups of up to 22 guests. The newly opened property offers four villas, accommodating up to four guests each, and one main house which can accommodate up to six guests. Travelers can choose from a broad range of professional options and facilitated retreat programs that include personalized eco-therapy experiences, integrated health and wellness sessions, team-building and lifestyle packages. ZEN Beach Retreat offers complimentary beach sports equipment, local tourism excursions, outdoor dining with locally sourced menu items, revitalizing treatment and relaxation areas, kids play area with zip-line, ladders and hammocks, a magnesium pool with built in spa and adjacent pool deck. An 18-hole golf course is nearby as are local shops and dining venues. Limited spaces are available now through 2018 with bookings available up to two years in advance. For more information and reservations visit:www.zenbeachretreat.com