Accor will bring the luxury Fairmont brand to Australia for the first time, with the $300 million Fairmont Port Douglas set to open in Far North Queensland in 2023.
“We are excited to bring the extraordinary Fairmont brand to Australia and are confident that Fairmont Port Douglas will deliver a new level of luxury and sophistication to one of the country’s most glamourous resort towns,” said Simon McGrath, chief operating officer, Accor Pacific.
“Accor continues to expand its luxury offerings in Australia and, as our first Fairmont, this is going to be a truly special resort, whose architecture mimics the rich biosphere of the Daintree Rainforest and, which is centred on well-being, nature and cultural immersion.”
Fairmont Port Douglas will offer 253 rooms, several restaurants and bars, a day spa, a treetop walk and panoramic conference facilities, all designed around resort-style pools.
The first hotel in the region to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certificate, Fairmont Port Douglas will be built to blend with the landscape and will feature organic architecture and plenty of green spaces and natural light.
The hotel is also looking to work with the local Kuku Yalanji community, traditional owners of the land, to provide Indigenous Welcome to Culture and Smoking Ceremonies for special events.