Iconic resort set to become ‘landmark for events’


This well-known property is about to undergo a $35 million renovation.

Iconic Queensland property Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is set to rebranded, following a $35 million renovation.

This December, the hotel will be transformed and renamed to JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, making it the first JW Marriott property in Australia.

Each of the hotel’s 223 rooms and suites will get a luxury makeover, while the resort’s event spaces will also be renovated to become a “landmark for conferences and events in Queensland”.

Sean Hunt, area vice president, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott International said the team is excited to debut the JW Marriott brand in Australia.

“The JW Marriott brand, with its distinctive luxury philosophy, will resonate with these travellers, who seek exceptional, thoughtfully-crafted services and experiences,” he said.

Events and conferences

Once the renovation works are complete, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa will offer 2,000 square metres of refreshed event space across 10 distinct spaces.

The upgraded JW Ballroom will provide planners with a 715-square-metre pillarless space with vehicle access, perfect for large-scale exhibitions and product launches.

For smaller events, the junior ballroom will offer 276 square metres of flexible space with natural light and views of the resort pool.

New dining and bar experiences

The resort’s six food and beverage venues will also be reinvigorated to give travellers even more on-site options.

Citrique will undergo an extensive refresh and reconfiguration, while JW Marketplace will become the hotel’s café and in-house provedore, serving coffee, local produce and grab-and-go bites.

Misono, the resort’s teppanyaki restaurant, will expand to incorporate an an intimate Izakaya, tearoom and sushi bar, while a Japanese whisky bar with an outdoor terrace will be a new welcome addition.

Chapter & Verse will transform into an indoor-outdoor lounge and bar experience that becomes a sophisticated craft cocktail bar in the evening. Meanwhile the Pool Bar will remain, offering poolside dining options and cocktails.

Learn more about the property and how it can cater to your next conference or event here.

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