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Sanctuary Cove reveals stunning refurbishment

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has unveiled a $6 million refurbishment of its 251 suites and Cove Café breakfast room.

Enlisting the services of Brisbane-based architecture and interior design company Daarc for its premier suites, the landmark Gold Coast resort’s accommodation collection has been redesigned with the intention to blend indoor and outdoor.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Image supplied

The resort’s new furnishings and layout are inspired by its acre-long Lagoon Beach Pool and the four hectares of tropical gardens.

Marina View, Garden View and Lagoon Pool rooms feature “a fresh palette of teal blues, olive greens, tasteful greys and crisp whites accented by modern gold fittings”, according to IHG.

Rooms include bedding and furniture from industry specialists Hotel Interiors, white marble bench tops and blonde-timber panelled cabinetry, plus outdoor furniture and ambient lighting.

Rooms are equipped with a large flat-screen TV, wifi compatibility and iPod docking stations.

The resort’s Manor, Federation, Queenslander and Homestead suites have been “transformed into soothing havens of modern comfort and luxuriousness”, and feature a neutral palette, complemented by colours drawing on the tropical aesthetic of the resort’s “luxe new look”.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Image supplied

Cove Café has also been reinvigorated with a tropic-inspired aesthetic, featuring natural oak panelling and olive-hued velvets.

Resort general manager, Matt Rippin, said the program of enhancements introduced a new chapter in resort accommodation for the property.

“The refurbishment artfully reflects the natural beauty of the resort’s grounds, embracing the green hues to blend in with the property’s unique design features including stained-glass windows in the Great House.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Image supplied

“The resort still retains the elegance and style of a grand Queensland estate.

“But when guests retreat to their rooms, they will now enjoy a distinct sense of destination infused with the signature modern comfort of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts.”

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, owned by Mulpha Australia, will undergo a rejuvenation of its substantial gardens  in 2020.

Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson is the editor of Accomnews. You can reach her at any time with questions or submissions: [email protected]

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