Cairns welcomes Riley
CRYSTALBROOK Collection yesterday unveiled the first of three properties it plans for Cairns, with the Riley making its debut at the north end of the city’s seafront Esplanade.
The resort is the first new fivestar property to open in Cairns for more than 20 years and offers 311 rooms and suites around a 1,000m2 swimming lagoon with a man-made beach.
Crystalbrook Collection CEO Mark Davie said the opening was a momentous occasion.
“It’s fantastic to finally welcome our first guests and to see everybody enjoying the resort,” Davie said.
“I’m thrilled to see a lot of local faces as well, we will always be grateful for the unrelenting support the Cairns community has given us.”
The Riley will offer three restaurants and bars with ocean views, including the modern Asian fusion Paper Crane.
A Mediterranean restaurant and rooftop bar, Rocco, and a “raw and simple” eatery called Greenfields will open next month.
The resort will also open its Eleme Day Spa and a 24-hour fitness centre next month.
Other features include event spaces for up to 400 people.
Pictured is CrystalBrook CEO Mark Davie with resort GM and Area Manager Joel Gordon, while inset is the resort and its lagoon.