Accor brings first Fairmont property to Australia
30 Sep 2020
Accor is developing its first Fairmont property in Australia in partnership with Chiodo Corporation.
Located in Port Douglas in far north Queensland, the new hotel comprises 253 rooms, several restaurants and bars, a day spa, a treetop walk and panoramic conference and wedding facilities, all designed around resort-style pools.
The property is close to two UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef – and will be designed to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. The hotel has already been bestowed with an Eco Destination Certificate from Ecotourism Australia.
The Fairmont Port Douglas will deliver a new level of luxury and sophistication to the resort town, according to Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath.
‘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 says.
The coastal town of Port Douglas is one hour’s drive from Cairns. It is an ideal base for holidaymakers who want to go snorkelling and diving at the Great Barrier Reef, or explore the Daintree, the oldest living rainforest in the world.
Accor will work with Australian developer Chiodo Corporation to build the resort, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The Port Douglas hotel will be the first Fairmont property within the Accor network in Australia. Accor has more than 300 properties across Australia.
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