Hotelier Dr Jerry Schwartz is planning to build a new exhibit showcasing real human bodies at Hilton Surfers Paradise.
Schwartz, who settled on his $70 million buy this month, said he also has plans to create new hotel rooms and completely redesign the hotel’s lobby.
Speaking to the Gold Coast Bulletin, Schwartz said he was inspired to create the “semipermanent” human body exhibition after seeing it overseas.
“I’m a doctor, a surgeon, so I really love anatomy and I think it would be fantastic to have a display of plastinated bodies and that’s actually what I do plan to put here,” he said.
“That’s for the older kids, to teach them anatomy and the beauty and amazing complexity of the human body.”
He also said he had talked through plans to add more rooms and function space with the head of Hilton.
“I’d like to add more rooms, which I can, because there’s a lot of wasted space that could be converted,” he said.
“Also, I will add more function facilities so that we can have more residential corporate conferencing and add more facilities to make it more kid-friendly and to increase its status as a five-star hotel.”