Hilton Surfers Paradise Opens in Australia's Gold CoastSeptember 14, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox
Great news for surfers and Oz fans alike! The $700 million Hilton Surfers Paradise complex on Queensland's Gold Coast today officially opened its doors, making it the newest leisure property from Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Australia, and the first Hilton property in the country to offer a combination of guest rooms and holiday residences.
Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Hilton Surfers Paradise is our eighth Hilton-branded property in Australia, and is…the first new upscale, global hotel to be built in the Gold Coast in over 10 years."
With a 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. David Kelly, general manager, Hilton Surfers Paradise commented that the complex was specifically designed in response to the demand for more flexible and spacious holiday options in the area. "Our self-contained residences include full kitchens, laundry facilities, as well as separate living and dining spaces, and are ideal for families, groups or anyone looking beyond the traditional hotel for superb accommodation," he said. "Guests at our residences also have access to all the services of the hotel including in-room dining, mini bar, daily housekeeping, valet parking, 24-hour reception and concierge."
Hilton Surfers Paradise also has some notable dining options, like Salt grill by Luke Mangan, which has a large open-plan kitchen offering direct interaction with the chefs. Lounge bar FIX will offer some unique libations, including a 'Fix Breeze' and 'Surfers Sling' served in vintage glassware. Those staying in residences and looking for groceries will appreciate The Food Store, a concept unique to Hilton Surfers Paradise. The Food Store is a gourmet marketplace and European-style delicatessen, with cheeses, charcuterie and small goods that are not readily available anywhere else on the Gold Coast. The store also serves artesian breads baked on site, organic yoghurts, natural ice creams and sells a range of wines, olive oils and hand-made pastas to take home.
Hilton Surfers Paradise is home to the first brand new, purpose-built eforea: spa at Hilton in Australia. The global spa experience from Hilton Hotels & Resorts combines three distinct ranges of treatments for men and women alike.
We're excited about The Deck, a large outdoor space with four pools, a spa, sauna, private day beds, shaded picnic areas, an outdoor terrace, and BBQ pavilions. Serviced by a team of 'Poolside Valets,' The Deck can host a relaxing poolside afternoon to a chic cocktail evening.