Re­sorts’ owner pol­ishes is­land jew­els

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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