Mooloolaba set for new-build $250m hotel

Plans have been submitted for a $250 million hotel in Mooloolaba that would be “an international, world-class destination” on the Sunshine Coast.

Aria Property Group has submitted plans for 5-star hotel and residential development opposite the Mooloolaba Surf Club. The international standard hotel would offer 139 rooms, in addition to 66 residential apartments.

Plans show the ground floor to feature a mix of retail, food and beverage options, while there will also be a hotel bar and signature restaurant.

The plans also include a public rooftop with bar and restaurant, VIP section and a swimming pool. Planting and greenery will be established on a number of levels of the development, which also includes a day spa and a 590sqm ballroom with ocean views.

“This is a unique opportunity to establish Mooloolaba as one of Queensland’s premier dining and retail precincts,” Aria’s residential development manager Michael Hurley told the Weekly Times.

“We have the demonstrated ability to bring international standard retailers to our projects.

“Discussions are already well advanced with some of Australia’s leading restaurateurs to anchor what will become an iconic project for the Sunshine Coast.”