Greenlight for new Port Douglas resort with unqiue aquarium rooms


A new hotel with some very unique aquarium rooms is set to be built in Port Douglas after developer Gurner Group had its plans approved.

The $250-million resort will offer 112 hotel rooms including six “underwater” aquarium rooms with views into a lagoon in addition to bars, restaurants, a day spa and gym.

“The incredible area is crying out for some amazing accommodation that highlights its natural beauty, which is what inspired the design of our luxury wellness experience that locals will be proud of,” said Gurner Group chief executive Tim Gurner.


“We believe it will put the town back on the map as the pre-eminent destination for tourism.

“We have worked closely with the Gurner and Douglas Shire Council teams to ensure the finished product aligns with council preferences, and we believe this project will set a new benchmark for luxury accommodation in the region.

“By working closely with the council within the planning scheme and incorporating feedback from stakeholders, Gurner has created a well-rounded application that not only meets regulatory requirements.”