Australia’s first Mondrian hotel and branded
residences will be built at the iconic Burleigh Heads Beachfront
on the Gold Coast.
The hotel will not only be the first
Mondrian-branded property to open in Australia, but also sbe’s
first hotel property in the country.
A dual-tower property, the Mondrian Gold Coast is
being developed in collaboration with Vitale Projects and will be
constructed on an expansive 43,453 square foot (4037sqm)
beachfront site on the corner of First Avenue and The Esplanade
Burleigh Heads, in one of the Gold Coast’s most desirable
With 262 feet (80 meters) of ocean frontage,
guests and residents will have direct access to the signature
white sands and world-famous surfs of Burleigh Heads Beach.
Mondrian Gold Coast will feature two distinct towers to separate
the private residences, comprised of 89 residential
apartments, from the hotel, which will encompass 208 guestrooms.
The buildings will be united by a three-level podium that acts as
the building’s common space and hub of activity, including a fitness centre, spa, restaurants, and swimming
pools, all overlooking the world-famous beach and Burleigh
Headland National Park.
This coastal Queensland location will be sbe’s
first hotel property in Australia after the celebrated recent
openings of Hyde Paradiso lounge in Surfers Paradise and Hyde
Perth, further expanding the brand’s luxury lifestyle experiences
in the Asia Pacific region.
Mondrian Gold Coast is one of nine new
Mondrian properties that sbe plans to open globally by 2022, with
six more still to be announced. It follows the company’s recent opening
of Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, and the announcement of Mondrian
Shoreditch London set to open in 2021.
Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer, sbe said,
“We are very excited to announce the opening of our first Mondrian
hotel and residences in Australia with our partner Accor. With
five open properties, nine in development, and six more to be
announced, Mondrian has established itself as one of the strongest
brands in the sbe lifestyle portfolio, showing staying power for
the long-term. The Gold Coast has grown into one of Australia’s
leading travel destinations and the opening of Mondrian Gold Coast
is the next step in our strategic global expansion for the
Mondrian brand, selecting communities at the heart of the most
exciting cultural destinations in the world.”
The development of Mondrian Gold Coast combines
some of Australia’s most noteworthy design and architecture
partners. The residential tower and adjacent hotel was designed by Elenberg
Fraser, whilst Studio Carter was commissioned to oversee the
Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath said, “The
expansion of the first-ever Mondrian into Australia with its
location at Burleigh Heads reflects Accor’s commitment to
developing innovative, lifestyle-oriented hotels alongside our
partner, sbe. With the Mondrian brand, sbe creates destinations
within the destination, bringing together regional authenticity
with sophisticated design, creative programming and a lively bar
and restaurant scene. Mondrian Gold Coast will be the embodiment
of this philosophy: providing residents and guests with elevated
hospitality experiences that match the beauty and vibrancy of
Australia’s Gold Coast region.”
The debut of the Mondrian brand to Australia
reflects the continued strategic expansion of the brand’s
international footprint in partnership with Accor, which will
include soon-to-be announced Mondrian properties in the Dominican
Republic, Germany, Maldives, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and
By 2022, sbe plans to open 50 new hotels internationally,
of which nine will fall under the Mondrian brand.
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