WATCH: The Star Gold Coast breaks ground for new $400 million tower

A 53-storey mixed use tower set to create 2300 jobs and house one of the Gold Coast’s largest luxury hotels has broken ground in a sod-turning ceremony at The Star Gold Coast.

The $400 million development will herald the entry to Australia of the internationally-acclaimed Dorsett hotel brand, with a 4.5 star hotel that will boast 316 rooms.

Dorsett currently owns and operates hotels in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and the United Kingdom.


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The tower will also include apartment accommodation, with 423 one and two-bedroom options, as well as restaurants and bars, a recreation deck with ocean views and a resort pool for hotel guests.

See the sod-turning ceremony + exclusive interviews in the video below:

Economic benefits flowing from the project will include 2300 jobs, with 1800 in construction and a further 500 created once operational.

The Star Entertainment Group Chairman John O’Neill said The Star Gold Coast continues to evolve, with levels of investment that position it as a genuine global tourism destination.

“The introduction of a Dorsett hotel will bring with it increased awareness in the global market, especially in Asia, where Dorsett Hospitality International owns and operates the majority of its 54 hotels,” he said.

The Star Dorsett Hotel

Artist Impression – Dorsett hotel and apartments tower | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

“When the Dorsett opens for business around early 2022, it will ensure we have two of the largest hotels on the Gold Coast – plus the most luxurious in The Darling suite hotel.”

The 316 hotel rooms will feature across the tower’s lower levels, while an additional 423 residential apartments ranging from 54sqm to 109sqm will form the upper levels.

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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