Jobs for the Gold Coast as $500M hotel next to Dreamworld moves forward

Posted: 27th Nov

Plans for a $500 million three-tower hotel development next to Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld are moving ahead following the submission of a revamped development application to the City of Gold Coast Council.

If approved by council, developer Gordon Corp plans to begin construction of the 10-storey first tower in 2020.

Features of the hotel include 400 square metre ballroom, 130-seat all-day dining area and 40-seat pool bar and a “lagoon-style” swimming pool with two spas.

A report to council stated that the architect determined it was not possible to fit a minimum of 300 resort hotel suites within the 10-storey building height limit whist also providing all the ancillary facilities.

“It is fully understood that council would not entertain additional building height for the site and it is understood this is required to be a resort hotel providing a high-level of tourist facilities,” the report said.

“The 300 resort hotel suites was a number generated by council during negotiations to settle the appeal.

“This reduction (of room numbers) allows the future project team to move forward with (an application) for all three stages.”

Source: The Hotel Conversation -