Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - FRONT PAGE - RYAN KEEN

MONIQUE Fuller­ton and El­lie-Rose Bru­ton lap up the Nine­teen at the Star rooftop pool ahead of it open­ing for Sun­day ses­sions. For the first time, Nine­teen part­ner Jackie Cross says pool­side beds can be booked by non-ho­tel guests: “It’s rem­i­nis­cent of ev­ery­thing you see in Europe.”

THE rooftop Sun­day ses­sion is on — and Nine­teen at the Star part­ner Jackie Cross reck­ons it will bring a slice of Europe to the Gold Coast week­end.

The venue on top of the Star Gold Coast’s Dar­ling ho­tel has opened up for Sun­day brunches and as an ex­tra is for the first time of­fer­ing lo­cals the abil­ity to book its pool­side beds at the bar lounge.

Pre­vi­ously only ho­tel guests were able to book and use the pool beds.

It has al­ready at­tracted for­ward book­ings with Ms Cross say­ing half the beds – which fit four – have been booked and it’s a “first in, best dressed” ba­sis.

Among them are Gold Coast friends Monique Fuller­ton and El­lie-Rose Bru­ton.

The pair have al­ready nabbed a bed for this com­ing week­end, with Ms Bru­ton telling the Bul­letin: “We are re­ally look­ing for­ward to com­ing up to Nine­teen at the Star on Sun­day.

“As soon as we heard that we could swim in that beau­ti­ful rooftop pool and sip on a mar­garita we got the girls to­gether and booked two day beds.

“I couldn’t think of a bet­ter way to be spend­ing our Sun­day.”

Ms Cross said the beds start from $200-$250 and in­clude a bot­tle of Veuve cham­pagne and the book­ings can go noon to 6pm. She added the aim of bring­ing in brunches and the pool Sun­day ses­sions was to cre­ate a flow­ing so­cial Sun­day.

“The whole floor at Nine­teen is go­ing to have this fun, vi­brant brunch vibe go­ing on,” Ms Cross said.

“It is rem­i­nis­cent of ev­ery­thing you see in Europe, if you go to Mykonos, the Ital­ian coast.

“But it’s not pool party like in Las Vegas – this is a pool club,” she said.

“We had been get­ting asked all the time by lo­cals to book – it’s got to be one of the most spec­tac­u­lar pools."

Pic­ture: Glenn Hamp­son

Nine­teen at the Star rooftop pool beds are now avail­able for lo­cals such as Monique Fuller­ton and El­lie-Rose Bru­ton.

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