Resorts’ owner polishes island jewels
A CANADIAN hotel company is splashing millions of dollars on improvements to Heron Island Resort and hopes to reopen Wilson Island as an exclusive destination.
Heron Island Resort general manager Tony Barradale said that the Aldesta Hotel Group began upgrading “back-of-house” facilities, such as sewerage, desalination, and power generation in December, and work would now shift to the eco-friendly resort’s 109 rooms.
In February, Aldesta revealed plans to reopen the abandoned resort on Wilson Island (pictured), which is 45minutes by boat from Heron Island and has been closed for at least five years.
Mr Barradale said it was expected $2m would be spent on Wilson Island.