Star Gold Coast starts taking bookings for its new apartments

By William Brown Updated
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The Star Gold Coast has started taking bookings for its new upper level apartments located in its newly completed A$400 million tower.

Inside Asian Gaming reports that launching just ahead of the long-awaited reopening of Queensland’s borders to all other Australian states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Star Residences offer one- and two-bedroom apartments for both short and long stays and significantly expands the property’s room inventory alongside The Star Grand’s 594 hotel rooms and The Darling’s 56 suites.

Another hotel and apartment tower currently under construction will add another 457 one, two- and three-bedroom apartments when it opens in 2024, part of Star Entertainment Group’s Gold Coast Masterplan.

The Star Gold Coast’s Chief Operating Officer Jessica Mellor said this is an exciting time and a first for the Star.

“It’s the biggest expansion of our iconic Gold Coast resort since The Darling opened in 2018,” Mellor said.

“We want to ensure the Gold Coast remains Australia’s leading tourism and entertainment destination, and a significant driver of jobs and other economic benefits for Queensland.”

Also launching in the same tower is a luxurious pool club, Isoletto, offering sweeping views of the Gold Coast skyline and a connected events space, Isoletto Prive.

The Star Gold Coast’s hotel and residential towers are being developed by Star Entertainment Group alongside consortium partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium, the same trio developing the A$3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf precinct in Brisbane.

Gold Coast project reached its peak in September

In September, the official ‘topping out’ point was reached at the first of two new towers being developed by Star Gold Coast at its Broadbeach Island site, with the building reaching its crescendo at 53 storeys.

The A$400 million tower from Hutchinson Builders now stands at 178 metres and will be home to the Australian arrival of The Dorsett Gold Coast, which will feature 316 guest rooms.

A further 423 apartments in one- and two-bedroom configurations will also be operated under The Star Residences.

A six-level podium will be home to The Dorsett’s reception and lobby areas, a lobby for The Star Residences and a variety of dining and retail offerings along with a boardwalk which will connect the tower to The Star Grand in the site’s main building next door.

The Dorsett will fall under the general management of Michael Foster, who was named in the role in early September.

The tower is a joint project by The Star Entertainment Group and its consortium partners, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium and also part of an A$2 billion master plan for the site.

Elsewhere on the site, construction continues on a fourth tower which when completed will stand at 63 storeys in height.

Apartment sales on both towers are continuing to perform strongly.

The Star said 92 per cent of apartments are sold in The Star Residences and 80 per cent gone in the second new development, which is yet to be branded.

The Star Gold Coast chief operating officer Jess Mellor said it was a thrill for vertical construction to have reached the top after nearly three years of building.

“It’s 53 storeys of proof of our commitment and contribution to the tourism resilience of the Gold Coast,” Mellor said.

“We are proud to have been able to provide 1,500 jobs during construction as well as hundreds of supply chain opportunities for businesses, supporting economic stimulus in the city during such challenging times.”

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