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Marriott International to bring Ritz-Carlton brand to the Gold Coast

Third Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Australia to herald new era of luxury when open in 2026

Marriott International has announced the signing of an agreement with Australian property developers Pelligra Group and Giannarelli Group to bring Australia’s third Ritz-Carlton hotel to the Gold Coast by 2026.

Serving as an integral component of a $480 million new waterfront development at Mariner’s Cove, when completed The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast is expected to feature 150 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, including a planned 275-square-metre Ritz-Carlton Suite.

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Guest facilities will include refined dining establishments with a signature restaurant featuring semi-opened kitchens, a café, and three bars including a Lobby Lounge, destination bar and poolside bar.

An outdoor rooftop pool, fitness centre and signature Ritz-Carlton Spa will deliver revitalizing wellness experiences to leisure guests.

Plans also call for 587 square meters of function space, including a 512-square-meter ballroom and 261-square-meters of outdoor pre-function space.

Marriott International Vice President of Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific, Richard Crawford said the signing with Pelligra Group and Giannarelli Group was a “profound indication of strong investor confidence, buoyed by a resurgent affluent domestic travel market.”

“Once opened, the resort expects to set a new benchmark for luxury on Australia’s Gold Coast with the property’s enviable waterfront location,” he said.

Marriott International Area Vice President for Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Sean Hunt said the Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast represented a momentous signing, not only for the group’s Gold Coast portfolio but also for the expansion of the Ritz-Carlton brand in Australia.

Chairman at Pelligra Group, Ross Pelligra said his company was exceptionally excited to embark on the journey with Marriott International to bring the brand to the Gold Coast.

“A luxury hotel development like this will draw in more tourism spending from across the globe and fuel the local economy. The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast is set to be an iconic landmark not only for the Gold Coast, but for Australia’s hospitality sector,” he said.

Concurring, Chief Executive Officer at Giannarelli Group, Dion Giannarelli, said once completed, The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast anticipates to elevate the city’s tourism pedigree to an entirely new level of energy and quality, redefining Main Beach and The Spit.

“With the attention to detail and highest quality finishes we are applying to the project, we are confident The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast will be one of the world’s finest luxury resorts,” he said.

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