The Star Gold Coast
From its 1970s caravan park origins, the tourism status of Broadbeach Island has gone from strength to strength since the 1985 opening of the iconic Jupiters Casino. However, the most significant evolutionary phase for the property, as it emerges as a truly world-class tourism destination with global appeal, is now.
Starting in 2014, the property’s extraordinary transformation is part of an existing $850 million investment. Guests are enjoying refreshed five-star hotel rooms at The Star Grand, and a wide array of award-winning dining and bar experiences including Nineteen at The Star, Kiyomi and Mei Wei.
In March 2018, The Star opened the glamorous, all-suite luxury hotel tower, The Darling. In November 2018, works began on the island’s first mixed-use tower that will introduce Australia’s first Dorsett hotel to the site. The tower will include 313 4.5-star hotel rooms and 422 one and two-bedroom apartments, taking the overall accommodation supply at the Broadbeach site to almost 1400 hotel rooms, suites, and apartments.
Exciting new restaurant and bar concepts are also planned, together with a recreation deck with ocean views and a resort pool for hotel guests.
In January 2021, The Star, along with its joint venture partners, confirmed that it will commence construction of another $400 million tower on the Gold Coast.
Tower 2 will deliver a fourth hotel to The Star Gold Coast; create around 2,300 additional construction, operational, and indirect jobs; and provide a much-needed recovery stimulus for a tourism sector decimated during COVID-19.
Planned for a mid-to-late 2024 opening, Tower 2 will include an internationally recognised five-star hotel brand, feature 210 rooms, plus 457 apartments, and create 2,300 construction, operational, and indirect jobs.