Townsville’s first luxury hotel Ardo opens reservations


Townsville’s first luxury hotel Ardo will open for reservations from November 20 ahead of its official opening in December.

Ardo will offer 132 rooms and suites, signature dining, a day spa and rooftop pool deck with views across the Coral Sea.

Ardo and The Ville CEO Michael Jones said they can’t wait to welcome their first guests from December 11.

“Ardo is unlike anything Townsville has ever seen, it is a luxurious offering that will elevate how visitors can experience this beautiful tropical region,” he said.

Guests will be able to choose from three different hotel room options including Courtyard, Marina or Ocean, with each room offering 33sqm of space and either a private balcony or courtyard, while suite options range from 40sqm to 107sqm.

The hotel will also feature three restaurant choices – Marmor, offering contemporary Australian cuisine, Japanese restaurant Terasu and signature venue Ardo Rooftop overlooking the infinity pool.

Ardo guests will also be able to access Morris Group’s neighbouring resort The Ville precinct’s amenities, which include an oceanside swimming pool with a swim-up bar, gym and casino.

The announcement comes as Townsville was named host city for the third and final game Women’s State of Origin in 2024.

Townsville Enterprise CEO Claudia Brumme-Smith said securing the event two years running is a testament to the city’s events capability.

“Hosting the Women’s State of Origin two years in a row is truly confirming Townsville as not only the home of NRL but the epicentre of Women’s sport.” she said.

“In June this year Townsville lived up to our reputation as the heartland of NRL breaking records with a crowd attendance at the Women’s State of Origin match with 18,275 spectators.

“Townsville Enterprise with Townsville City Council undertook a community sentiment and future demand study for events this year and it clearly identified national sporting events as a priority.”