The Dorsett edges closer
THE entry of The Dorsett brand in Australia is a step closer with the STAR Gold Coast breaking ground on the $400m development which will house the brand’s first hotel in Australia.
The 4.5 star Dorsett hotel will offer more than 300 rooms and be the second biggest in the Broadbeach region behind only The Star Grand.
It will be located in a 53-storey mixed use tower in Broadbeach, which is being developed by Destination Gold Coast Consortium – a joint venture between The Star Entertainment Group and its Hong Kong- based partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises & Far East Consortium.
The Dorsett is expected to open in early 2022 and its 316 hotel rooms will spread across the tower’s lower levels.
The Star Entertainment Group chairman John O’Neill said the commitment showed confidence in the future of the destination and its potential to become “an even more established primary location for intrastate, interstate and international visitors”.
“We are delighted to further enhance the tourism appeal of the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland more generally with this latest joint venture development.”
“The introduction of a Dorsett hotel will bring with it increased awareness in the global market, especially in Asia, where Dorsett Hospitality International owns and operates the majority of its 54 hotels,” he added.
The Dorsett will be the second luxury hotel to be developed on the Gold Coast since 2011, alongside The STAR’s The Darling, which opened earlier this year.
For more details on the property, see page five.