Gold Coast Integrated Resort Plans To Open Queensland’s First Ever International Beach Club
The Gold Coast could further cement itself as Australia’s favourite tourist playground with the addition of the city’s first international Beach Club which will open as part of the Gold Coast Integrated Resort (GCIR).
The 6,000m2+ open-plan Beach Club, open to both locals and visitors, will be able to host functions and events for more than 3000 guests, featuring a variety of restaurants and cafes including a rooftop lounge and nightclub, terraced gardens and lawns, outdoor pool and beach area, offering a mix of family-friendly areas and VIP cabanas and lounges.
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ASF Consortium Development Director Dean LaVigne said that bringing a Beach Club that meshes world-class entertainment, dining, music and art to the Gold Coast adds a unique and luxurious layer of entertainment options to the city.
“The Beach Club will be just one of the leisure and entertainment anchors of the GCIR and will rival that of other high-end Beach Club venues around the globe,” he said.
“It hosts an array of restaurants and bars and offers an exciting year round entertainment program of celebrations, performances and exhibitions.”
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Mr LaVigne confirmed ASF is currently negotiating with a major international Beach Club brand to run and operate the venue, ensuring the Gold Coast entices a new wave of international guest DJs, live performers and musicians that the region would not normally attract.
“International Beach Club brands like Nikki Beach, Ku De Ta, Blue Marlin and Purobeach know how to successfully deliver and manage world-class destinations that draw signature chefs, local and international DJs and musicians, whilst also staying true to the local culture and ambience of the location,” Mr LaVigne said.
“It also provides a range of employment opportunities and is expected to provide at least 300 jobs for the region, once it is fully operational,” he said.
In another first, Mr LaVigne confirmed the Beach Club will be the only Integrated Resort Development (IRD) in the world with a Beach Club, ensuring it is a major tourism drawcard in its own right.
“To be the first IRD with a Beach Club is reflective not only of our premier location but our commitment to build a world-class IRD with a range of attractions and experiences for people from all walks of life,” he said.
The Beach Club will be home to a variety of dining offerings with family-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner options, a tapas restaurant and bar and an adults-only open-air rooftop lounge and nightclub that comes alive at sunset.
“The Gold Coast boasts almost 300 days of sunshine a year, so it’s the perfect location for a Beach Club; the design celebrates the region’s unrivalled sub-tropical climate by including an infinity-edge pool, a large beach and an open-air rooftop lounge with ocean and sunset views,” said Mr LaVigne.
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“The design reflects the world’s most iconic and sought-after experiences; from Ibizan sunsets, the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, the enviable Miami Beach lifestyle and the international fusion of Bali; the Gold Coast’s international Beach Club is set to become the next tourism hotspot in Queensland.
“It includes contemporary offerings for locals and visitors of all ages to enjoy by incorporating lifestyle experiences that fuse international food, culture and entertainment, while also showcasing the Gold Coast’s natural environment,” he said.
Mr LaVigne said locals and visitors can come to the Beach Club to enjoy a relaxed day at the beach but also have the option to tap into the entertainment and dining options both within the Beach Club, but also located throughout the GCIR.
In true Beach Club style, there will be poolside sun lounges, beachside cabanas and shaded day beds which will be able to be hired throughout the day or night.
“We are looking forward to bringing the Beach Club concept and its unrivalled entertainment, dining and recreational offerings as part of an IRD to the Gold Coast,” Mr LaVigne said.
The Gold Coast Integrated Resort (GCIR) is an estimated $3 billion project encompassing the Gold Coast’s largest tourism project in decades, providing a new global waterfront destination.
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The architectural design was created to revitalise unused public space and create space for experiences that connect and bring locals together.
The major design features of the GCIR include:
- Waterfront Square – semi-covered waterfront area to house year-round entertainment;
- Amphitheatre – a 1,200 public seat waterfront amphitheatre with tiered seating along the water’s edge for outdoor concerts and performances;
- Sub-tropical gardens – a sub-tropical canopy, skywalk and gardens, waterfalls, terrace and rooftop gardens;
- Public open space – over 20,000m2 of elevated gardens, boardwalks, skywalks, parks with outdoor cinema and beaches;
- Piers and jetties – for fishing, boat and jet ski moorings and waterfront dining.
Informed by community input, the 9200m2 Waterfront Square will be the heart of the GCIR. The design is focused on creating a dynamic city centre for community gatherings such as sporting events, water-based performances, theatre, live music, public art, picnicking and holiday celebrations.
Located on a site less than 3% of The Spit, the project unlocks an unused piece of land between Sea World and the Gold Coast Fisherman’s Co-operative. It creates a new waterfront precinct accessible to locals and visitors alike.
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