Towering plans approved for $2 billion resort

Gold Coast tourist mecca Broadbeach will see 3,000 new hotel rooms created in a major new four-tower building plan by Destination Gold Coast Consortium.

The group, a joint venture between Star Entertainment Group, Far East Consortium and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, will complete its $2 billion Star Gold Coast masterplan over the next decade following approval from the Queensland government for the latest elements.

The towers will range in height between 52-74 storeys and form part of a vast complex comprising three more towers already under construction and 50 bars and restaurants.

“The masterplan in its entirety would see The Star Gold Coast boast more tourism accommodation than any other resort in Australia,” Star Entertainment Group chief executive Matt Bekier told The Urban Developer.

“The 3,000 hotel rooms and apartments would also exceed what the world-renowned Marina Bay Sands in Singapore offers, and be on a scale to compare with the largest integrated resorts in Las Vegas.”

One 53-storey tower will be home Australia’s first Dorsett hotel as well as Star Residences and is set to open in 2022.

“In addition to The Star Grand, The Darling and The Dorsett hotel tower, our expanded masterplan provides the opportunity for another four towers and world-class facilities,” Bekier said.

It is understood around 3,000 people will be employed operationally across the four new towers, part of a 6,000-strong workforce anticipated for the new development on completion in 2028.

Queensland premier Annasacia Palaszczuk said the approval provided “the opportunity to lift The Star’s profile with international tourists to even greater heights”.

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