Marriott’s St. Regis brand to make Aussie debut

Marriott International’s St. Regis brand will be making its Aussie debut on the Gold Coast.

The hotel giant signed on to manage the new build from development company GURNER, which is set to open its doors in 2027.

The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort resort will feature 185 guest rooms and suites with sweeping ocean and hinterland views and a design concept to celebrate the timeless glamour of the St. Regis brand in a modern and sophisticated way.

An expansive porte cochere is slated to provide guests and locals alike with a glamorous sense of arrival to the resort’s signature spaces, with plans calling for a specialty restaurant, a world-class sky bar, pool bar and exquisite lounge, and spa, along with a luxurious penthouse collection and signature St. Regis Bar.

The new-build resort is set to be part of the first tower in the $1.7 billion La Pelago project – a lifestyle resort and destination within the Budds Beach precinct.

La Pelago will feature 12,000 square meters of lifestyle amenities including luxury residential residences, The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort, and over 5,500 square meters of international hospitality and retail, encompassed in a lush and private landscaped setting.

Artists impression of St. Regis Gold Coast (supplied)

Richard Crawford, Marriott International’s vice president of hotel development in  Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific said the St. Regis brand promises a “vanguard spirit steeped in history and tradition, and is synonymous with global luxury”.

“We appreciate GURNER™ Group’s confidence in selecting St. Regis as the centrepiece of its world-class mixed-use development. Their well-earned reputation for excellence and vision for the Gold Coast aligns exceptionally well with the very high standards we set for every St. Regis hotel around the world and we look forward to bringing to life an iteration of the brand that is modern, aspirational, and befits the lifestyle and energy of the Gold Coast.”

The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort expects to mark the fourth Marriott International property on the Gold Coast when it opens, adding to the company’s existing Queensland portfolio – JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast, W Brisbane, Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane, The Westin Brisbane, Courtyard by Marriott South Bank Brisbane, and The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast which is expected to open in 2026.

Marriott International currently operates 39 hotels across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, with 26 hotels in Australia.


Featured image: The St. Regis Hotel, Manhattan (iStock/wdstock)

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