The Star Gold Coast Six Star Tower

WATCH: Fitout underway at The Star Gold Coast’s luxurious six-star tower

With The Star Gold Coast’s six-star tower reaching its highest point, the focus has now turned to the fitout of the luxury development.

The Star Entertainment Group’s Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg told myGC the finishing touches are starting to be made. “We are no longer building the tower up – it is now at it’s full height of 17 storeys,” he said. “We are primarily now focusing on the internal fit out of the new luxury hotel.”

Mr Hogg said the six-star hotel will feature more than 50 suites, ranging in size from from 68 to 300 square metres. “The rooms will be very luxurious with their fixtures and fittings. But it’s the personal service that our staff will give all the people staying in the [six-star] hotel that will really make it a memorable experience.”

Check out incredible timelapse footage of the tower construction + learn more about it’s progress in the video below:

Mr Hogg told myGC the signature piece of the new six-star tower will be the rooftop bar, restaurant and pool area. “There is a rooftop infinity pool that hangs five metres beyond the side of the tower. We will also be opening up a new restaurant and bar that will most certainly be a destination everyone would love to visit at The Star Gold Coast.”

The world-class tower will also include an array of new bars and restaurants and private gaming rooms for hotel guests to enjoy.

The six-star tower forms part of The Star Gold Coast’s current transformation which includes the refurbishment of the property’s existing facilities ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. There are also plans for an additional hotel and apartment tower as part of a joint venture with Hong Kong-based partners Chow Tai Fook and Far East Consortium. For more information, visit: thestargoldcoast.com.au

Jamie Durie Tiger Island Dreamworld

WATCH: Dreamworld to host star-studded event for Global Tiger Day

With only 4,000 tigers left in the wild, this Saturday Dreamworld is going all out to raise funds and awareness for wild tiger conservation.

As part of Global Tiger Day, Dreamworld is hosting a star-studded VIP Tiger Event on Saturday night at Tiger Island.

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to purchase tickets to the VIP Tiger Event, which will feature an exclusive Tiger Presentation with Dreamworld’s experienced tiger handlers, canapes and drinks, a welcome by Jamie Durie and an acoustic performance by Guy Sebastian.

Find out more about the VIP Tiger event  + see some of the Dreamworld tigers up close in the video below:

During the day, Dreamworld will kickstart Global Tiger Day with activities for the whole family including Tiger Presentations at 12pm and 3.30pm, face painting, cupcake and cookie decorating and balloon popping activities with the tigers, with all proceeds going towards Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation.

Dreamworld is one of the largest zoological contributors to tiger conservation in the world through its DWF initiatives. The park’s 11 tigers are ambassadors for their wild cousins, raising much needed funds for conservation through guest interactions and donations.

Dreamworld’s VIP Tiger Event will be held from 6pm to 8.30pm this Saturday night. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit: dreamworld.com.au

Terrorbyte Dracula's

WATCH: Gold Coasters sink their teeth into Dracula’s new show ‘TerrorByte’

Dracula’s has unleashed a brand new show and Gold Coasters think it’s fang-tastic.

Last night hundreds of local celebrities and VIPs headed along to the cabaret restaurant to celebrate the opening of TerrorByte.

Vampires rule the stage in the captivating new show, which combines a killer soundtrack, with mesmerising live performances and loads of awesome special effects.

Wondering if you should sink your teeth into TerrorByte? Watch the video below to find out what to expect:

Dracula’s Entertainment Manager Richard Macionis told myGC the new show was crisp and sharp. “You are entertained from the minute you arrive at the venue to the minute you leave. It has a lot of new technology involved in the show which makes me excited.”

Operations Manager Luke Newman said Dracula’s installed a brand new $200,000 sound system to ensure every single seat in the theatre had amazing sound. “We have gone all out for Terrorbyte. We always try to up the ante for every show and we have outdone ourselves this time.”

The new sound system will no doubt bring to life the soundtrack for the show, which features songs from Muse, The Prodigy, David Bowie, Prince and George Michael to name a few.

For bookings and more information go to: www.draculas.com.au

Harry Potter Books

Attention Harry Potter fans: Two new books are coming later this year!

Dust off your wands Potter fans because boy do we have some good news for you!

U.K. publisher Bloomsbury has revealed that they are publishing two new books set in the Wizarding World to mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Yep, its already been 20 years of Potter goodness and it just seems to keep getting better and better!

“Two new books are being published in October with the British Library to accompany their Harry Potter exhibition,” the publisher said in a trading statement on Tuesday.

“They are Harry Potter: A History of Magic – A book which takes readers on a journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic, which is the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Hogwarts.”

The books are obviously not stories about the Harry Potter characters, but they do give fans a bit of background information into the world of wizardry!

An exact date has not yet been made public, however we do know that the books will be released in the UK in October, alongside the opening of the Harry Potter exhibition at the British Library.