JW Marriott brand to debut on Gold Coast

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts will make its debut in Australia this December following a $35 million rebrand of Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa into the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.

“We are excited to announce the debut of our flagship JW Marriott brand here in Australia with the opening of JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa,” said Marriott International’s local boss Sean Hunt.

“The opening will signal the continued expansion of our luxury footprint in Australia as we continue to see strong demand within the luxury travel segment here. The JW Marriott brand, with its distinctive luxury philosophy, will resonate with these travellers, who seek exceptional, thoughtfully-crafted services and experiences.”

All the hotel’s 223 rooms and suites will be reimagined in addition to the property’s six food and beverage venues, including two feature restaurants, lobby lounge and bar, pool bar, a new Japanese whisky bar and a signature JW Marketplace.

The resort’s main restaurant will feature a new interactive show kitchen, placing fresh local produce and seafood at the heart of its daily menu.

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa will also offer 2000sqm of refreshed function space featuring 10 scalable meeting spaces including an upgraded pillarless 715sqm JW Ballroom.

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa general manager Ravinder Dhesi said the resort will continue to welcome guests during the ongoing upgrading of the resort.