Sunken treasure chest will be dug up to celebrate Surfers Paradise Marriott’s 25th Birthday

This weekend will mark 25 years since the Surfers Paradise Marriott welcomed its very first guest.

Since opening its doors in 1992, the resort has welcomed 4,061,635 guests, made 2,137,703 beds, hosted 1,250 weddings and cooked up meals for an incredible 12.5 million people.

To celebrate the occasion, this Friday afternoon a sunken treasure chest, which was thrown into the resort’s lagoon pool 25 years ago, will be resurrected.


Marriott Opening

The treasure chest being thrown into the pool 25 years ago. PHOTO: Supplied by Surfers Paradise Marriott

Twenty-five facebook competition winners will get to try their luck at opening the chest to win the ultimate holiday experience in the resort’s Presidential Suite

The chest will then be filled with Hotel memorabilia and thrown back into the lagoon for another 25 years.

Marriott Before and After Pool

The lagoon pool 25 years ago and today. PHOTO: Supplied by Surfers Paradise Marriott

The Marriott will also be offering accommodation specials, dining packages and hosting VIP events to celebrate.

“The Hotel will be in celebration mode all weekend and we invite all of our past guests, employees and locals to take part,” General Manager Neeraj Chadha told myGC.

Marriott Before and After Bedroom

The Marriott rooms have certainly changed over the years. PHOTO: Supplied by Surfers Paradise Marriott

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