In what it says is one of the strongest signs yet of a tourism fightback since the global pandemic, The Star Gold Coast has officially opened The Star Residences – Tower 1.
Located in the upper floors of the precinct’s new $400 million, 53-storey tower, The Star Residences comprise 422 one and two-bedroom apartments available for short-term stays, long-term rentals, and permanent residency.
Designed by local architects Cottee Parker, the apartments have been created to meet the needs of independent travellers wanting the practical comforts of home with the convenience of a world-class resort.
Chief Operating Officer of The Star Gold Coast, Jessica Mellor said the new serviced apartments provide the best of both worlds for families looking for a longer-term holiday destination or business travellers.
“We’ve already seen fantastic pick-up of the new apartment-style offering with our first short-term guests checking into their apartments today, and a strong pipeline of bookings,” she said.
“Equally exciting is the concept that we will welcome our first permanent residents to the Island who will live like they’re on holidays year-round.”
Each spacious, light-filled apartment offers sweeping views of the Gold Coast cityscape, hinterland, or the iconic Broadbeach coastline with a fully functioning kitchen, laundry facilities, high-quality wifi and living room to make guests feel at home.
For those travelling for work, a selection of the apartments includes a dedicated study to create the ideal beachside ‘working from home’ set up, while those looking to get away with young children can easily access cots, high chairs and rollaway beds upon request.
Alongside access to The Star’s range of award-winning restaurants, bars, and leisure spaces, guests of The Star Residences can also enjoy a dedicated private recreation deck on Level 20 which also offers a resort-style pool, complete with sun lounges and a spa.
The Star Residences takes the current accommodation options at The Star Gold Coast, including those at The Star Grand, The Darling and the Dorsett Gold Coast hotels, to over 1,100 rooms.
As part of its $2 billion masterplan and continued investment into the local tourism industry, the resort is also expecting to open a second $400 million 63-storey tower featuring 457 one, two- and three-bedroom apartments in 2024.