Plans for a $300 million five-star resort have been revealed, with the development expected to bring a “new level of luxury and sophistication” to region.
Plans for a $300 million five-star resort have been revealed, with the development expected to bring a “new level of luxury and sophistication” to region.

First look at jaw-dropping plans for $300m resort

PLANS for an Australian-first $300 million five-star resort at Port Douglas have been revealed with construction to commence as early as January.

Luxury hotel brand Accor and Melbourne-based developer Chiodo Corp have released their jaw-dropping vision for the 253-room Fairmont Port Douglas development, set to become the town's biggest since the Christopher Skase-built Sheraton Grand Mirage.

An artist impression of the new $300 million Fairmont Port Douglas resort to be built on Port Douglas Road. IMAGE: Michael Curtis..
An artist impression of the new $300 million Fairmont Port Douglas resort to be built on Port Douglas Road. IMAGE: Michael Curtis..

Chiodo principal Paul Chiodo said the global hotel leader was chosen from a dozen submissions due to its commitment to deliver an environmentally conscious landmark hotel.

Accor Pacific executive Simon McGrath said the Fairmont Port Douglas would bring a new level of luxury and sophistication to one of Australia's "most glamourous resort towns."

Another ariel view of the stuning resort. IMAGE: Michael Curtis.
Another ariel view of the stuning resort. IMAGE: Michael Curtis.


"Accor continues to expand its luxury offerings in Australia and, as our first Fairmont, this is going to be a truly special resort," he said.

The plans, released on Wednesday, pay tribute to the World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest with the resort centred on "well-being, nature and cultural immersion."

A view towards the food and beveridge guest facilities and swim up bar. IMAGE: Michael Curtis..
A view towards the food and beveridge guest facilities and swim up bar. IMAGE: Michael Curtis..

Mr Chiodo said construction of the resort - to include several restaurants and bars, a day spa, treetop walk and panoramic conference and wedding facilities - would start in the first quarter of next year.

The planned rooftop pool and wedding venue facilities. IMAGE: Michael Curtis..
The planned rooftop pool and wedding venue facilities. IMAGE: Michael Curtis..

"All designed around resort-style pools and built to blend seamlessly with nature," he said.

"Our vision is to deliver an environmental hotel that still encapsulates the hallmarks of a luxury hotel and Accor clearly shares the same passion that we have at Chiodo Corporation for Port Douglas itself."

The view towards the entrance of the Fairmont Port Douglas. IMAGE: Michael Curtis..
The view towards the entrance of the Fairmont Port Douglas. IMAGE: Michael Curtis..

Mr Chiodo said a celebrity chef-inspired restaurant and bars would be open to Far North residents and tourists.

The five-star resort will join the stable of world-renowned Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and be built at the the former Havana site at 71-85 Port Douglas Road.

An impression of the view from Port Douglas Road. IMAGE: Michael Curtis.
An impression of the view from Port Douglas Road. IMAGE: Michael Curtis.

 

Originally published as First look at jaw-dropping plans for $300m resort


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