Daydream Island Commences Construction Ahead of August 2018 Reopening Wednesday 29th November, 2017 Daydream Island in the Whitsundays has commenced its demolition and construction program ahead of its long-awaited redevelopment expected to be completed in August 2018. Following the damage caused in March by Cyclone Debbie, Daydream Island has invested…

Daydream Island Commences Construction Ahead of August 2018 Reopening

Wednesday 29th November, 2017

Daydream Island in the Whitsundays has commenced its demolition and construction program ahead of its long-awaited redevelopment expected to be completed in August 2018.

Following the damage caused in March by Cyclone Debbie, Daydream Island has invested $86 million in the redevelopment of the island.

On Monday 27 November, construction officially began with Architecture firm, Hunt Design, leading the redesign of the island’s resort accommodation and venues.

Daydream Island General Manager Dawson Tang said Daydream will bring a boost for the regions employment and jobs sector.

“Once Daydream Island has reopened, there will be at least 270 job opportunities creating a huge boost for the region.”

Daydream’s Director of Sales and Marketing Jayson Heron said that bookings are now open for stays from September 2018 onwards.

“We are very pleased to be able to reopen bookings for the resort,” Mr Heron said.

“The interest level is high and we look forward to unveiling final details of the redevelopment in the near future.

“We’re proud to once again become a premier Queensland destination of choice for not only holiday makers but also for weddings and conferences.”

Daydream is opening up a sales and marketing office located at Chatswood in Sydney.

Enquiries for Daydream Island Resort and Spa bookings can be made on the toll free number 1800 075 040.

Major works already announced will include redevelopment of the Arrivals pavilion, Reception, main Atrium area, Waterfalls restaurant, Lagoons bar, all room types and Mermaids Restaurant. Additionally, the Lovers Cove function area will be expanded and a new Asian-inspired restaurant will be built.

The resort’s conference facilities will also be significantly revamped and expanded.

 

Daydream Island Increases Redevelopment Investment to $65 million

Friday 16th June, 2017

Daydream Island Resort and Spa has announced that it will increase its substantial renovation investment by more than $15 million to a total of over $65 million as it begins finalising its refurbishment plans.

The increased investment commitment by the island’s owners includes funding for a new marina.

The resort has previously announced that it is bringing forward its refurbishment plans following the closure of the resort due to the substantial damage caused in March by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

The significant refurbishment will see major infrastructure upgrades including accommodation refurbishments as well as renovations to existing attractions and installation of new features which will transform Daydream into an upscale 4½ star world-class resort.

Daydream Island Resort General Manager Dawson Tang said, “The cleanup has progressed well and we’re hoping to begin major works late this year.

“The increased investment by our owners reflects their wish to bring Daydream Island back to its spectacular best and ensure the island’s infrastructure is upgraded to support operations well into the future.

“We’re looking forward to unveiling the fresh new look for Daydream next year and it’s very pleasing to see so many visitors already returning to this stunning region.”

It is anticipated that the newly refurbished Daydream Island Resort and Spa will be opening for guests in mid-2018.

Major works already announced will include redevelopment of the Arrivals pavilion, Reception, main Atrium area, Waterfalls restaurant, Lagoons bar, all room types and Mermaids Restaurant. Additionally, the Lovers Cove function area will be expanded and a new Asian-inspired restaurant will be built.

The resort’s conference facilities will also be significantly revamped and expanded.

Daydream Island $50 million Redevelopment UPDATE

Friday 12th May, 2017

Due to substantial damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Daydream Island Resort and Spa will bring forward its planned refurbishment for 2018 and stay closed for the remainder of 2017 whilst preliminary works commences.

Daydream Island Resort & Spa announced in January that more than $50million will be spent on a significant refurbishment next year which will see major infrastructure upgrades including accommodation refurbishments as well as renovations to existing attractions and installation of new features which will transform Daydream into an upscale 4½ star world-class resort.

It is anticipated that the newly refurbished Daydream Island Resort & Spa will be opening for guests in mid-2018.

The decision for an extended closure will enable Daydream to concentrate fully on restoring Daydream Island back to its spectacular best and regain its spot on the top of the Queensland tourism industry.

Major works will include redevelopment of the Arrivals pavilion, Reception, main Atrium area, Waterfalls restaurant, Lagoons bar, all room types and Mermaids Restaurant. Additionally, the Lovers Cove function area will be expanded and a new Asian-inspired restaurant will be built overlooking Mermaids Beach.

The resort’s conference facilities will be significantly revamped and expanded.

Daydream Island is working with representatives of the State Government and other tourism industry bodies who have offered to assist in developing processes that will allow the re-development of Daydream Island to be fast-tracked, particularly in relation to the various approvals that will be required.

Daydream is looking forward to welcoming many staff back as well as guests old and new to the rebuilt Daydream Island in 2018. Regular updates will be provided on the progress of the refurbishment.

Below is sneak peak of a mock up room…let us know your thoughts!

 

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