Marriott and Makris Group to open Australia’s first mainland luxury collection property

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Marriott International Inc. has signed an agreement with Makris Group to open Marina Mirage Gold Coast, a Luxury Collection Resort. Scheduled to open in 2027, it is anticipated to be the first mainland Luxury Collection property in Australia.

The Luxury Collection’s world-renowned hotels and resorts offer unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories – a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations.

Expected to feature 122-keys, the first-class, new-build resort is planned for the Marina Mirage mixed-use precinct, embodying sophistication and unparalleled elegance with a distinctly Gold Coast interpretation.

Marina Mirage Gold Coast_4_Render_Fraser & Partners
Marina Mirage Gold Coast. Fraser & Partners.
Marina Mirage Gold Coast_4_Render_Fraser & Partners
Marina Mirage Gold Coast. Fraser & Partners.

“The reimagination of the iconic Marina Mirage precinct presents an inspiring opportunity to expand our luxury footprint on the Gold Coast – a market we know very well, after more than 35 years’ experience operating the city’s two leading resorts under our JW Marriott and Sheraton brands,” said Richard Crawford, Vice President of Hotel Development for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International.

“The destination’s resilience during and post pandemic has been remarkable, and we are very confident that proven demand for high-quality hotel experiences will be a strong foundation for the success of our first Luxury Collection property on mainland Australia.

“Now present in more than 40 countries, each property in The Luxury Collection is a distinctive representation of its unique place in the world, so securing appropriate new footholds for the brand requires patience.

Marina Mirage Gold Coast_4_Render_Fraser & Partners
Marina Mirage Gold Coast. Fraser & Partners.
Marina Mirage Gold Coast_4_Render_Fraser & Partners
Marina Mirage Gold Coast. Fraser & Partners.

“We were drawn to the Makris Group’s bold vision for the rejuvenation of their valuable waterfront site, and we are naturally thrilled that the family has selected The Luxury Collection as the brand for the hotel, a centerpiece of what is certain to be a destination-defining project.”

Family-owned company, Makris Group, is spearheading the development of the resort, on the site they have owned since 2013. Across more than four decades, the Makris Group have crafted a portfolio of Australia’s most renowned retail, residential, and mixed-use precincts.

Chief Executive Officer of the Makris Group, Jason Makris expressed his enthusiasm for the project, highlighting its meticulous planning and innovative architecture.

“The approved development embodies Con Makris’ long-term vision for Marina Mirage. As part of The Luxury Collection, the new Marina Mirage will deliver an authentic resort and destination with a diverse array of local award-winning restaurants and boutiques, wellness, health and beauty facilities, a new state-of-the-art marina, and, for the first time, a limited selection of villas and residences,” Mr Makris said.

Marina Mirage Gold Coast_4_Render_Fraser & Partners
Marina Mirage Gold Coast. Fraser & Partners.
Marina Mirage Gold Coast_4_Render_Fraser & Partners
Marina Mirage Gold Coast. Fraser & Partners.

“Along with its excellence achieved in architectural design, we are confident that our unique property will quickly reinvigorate its environment, while delivering a world-class destination for the Gold Coast, Queensland, and our economy.”

The Marina Mirage Gold Coast, a Luxury Collection Resort is anticipated to feature 122 impeccable guest rooms, a signature restaurant, expansive function and event spaces, a rooftop bar and pool, jacuzzi, garden, wellness, beauty centre and a Day Spa.

“Marina Mirage Gold Coast, a Luxury Collection Resort will become part of an expanding portfolio that encompasses over 130 Luxury Collection hotels and resorts worldwide. It will mark the second Luxury Collection property in Australia joining The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Hobart, which has won numerous prestigious awards since opening in 2021,” Mr Crawford said.

“The Luxury Collection presents a pathway to the world’s most captivating and sought-after destinations for the discerning global explorer – a brand that takes pride in upholding the rich traditions that have shaped its heritage, while embarking on journeys that are as transformative as they are unforgettable.”

Locally, Marina Mirage Gold Coast will join other high-performing Marriott International properties on the Gold Coast, operating alongside JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa and Sheraton Grand Mirage Gold Coast.

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