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…

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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There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from the beach and a Living Reef on the island itself, it’s an incredible place to not only live and learn about one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, but to experience it first hand.

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