Luxury property developer, Chiodo, has announced its appointment of Accor Fairmont as the chosen hotel operator of its new $300 million luxury resort, Fairmont Port Douglas.
Accor confirmed Fairmont Port Douglas resort scheduled for 2023
Construction will commence early next year on Australia's first ever Accor Fairmont hotel after the operator was selected to manage Chiodo's $300 million Port Douglas resort.
Nestled in a stunning location on the edge of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – the new Fairmont Port Douglas will offer guests a selection of 253 luxury rooms, several restaurants and bars, a decadent day spa, a treetop walk, and panoramic conference and wedding facilities, all designed around resort-style pools.
The resort is designed to bring nature close, with butterfly nets above the children’s swimming pool, and an intimate lobby inspired by birds’ nests and verdant tropical gardens.
Chiodo Principal, Paul Chiodo said Accor was selected from the 12 hotel submissions due to its shared vision for the site.
Our vision is to deliver an environmental hotel that still encapsulates the hallmarks of a luxury hotel and Accor clearly shares the same passion that we have at Chiodo Corporation for Port Douglas itself. We both share a love for Port Douglas and its community, and we will jointly push hard to bring Port Douglas the bling factor that it had 15 years ago, where world leaders go to play golf and Hollywood celebrities go for vacations." he said.
The hotel has already been recognised for its strong environmental credentials, winning the Communities & Culture Award at the Sustainable Destinations Awards in March 2020.
It is also the first hotel in the region to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certificate.
Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer Simon McGrath said he was confident Fairmont Port Douglas would deliver a new level of luxury and sophistication to "one of the country’s most glamourous resort towns”.
“Accor continues to expand its luxury offerings in Australia and, as our first Fairmont, this is going to be a truly special resort, whose architecture mimics the rich biosphere of the Daintree Rainforest and, which is centred on well-being, nature and cultural immersion," he said.
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VISION Destinations | September 20