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Marriott to open a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Australia’s Gold Coast in 2026

Marriott has announced that it will open a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Australia’s Gold Coast in 2026. This will be the third Ritz-Carlton property in Australia after the one in Perth and Melbourne.

The Ritz-Carlton Gold Coast, scheduled to open in 2026, will feature 150 guest rooms and suites and will form part of wider $480 million waterfront development at Mariner’s Cove in the northern end of Gold Coast.

Facilities at the hotel will include a signature restaurant with semi-opened kitchen, a cafe, three bars, a lobby lounge and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool. There will also be 587 square meters of meeting and events space, including a 512 square meter ballroom.

Marriott International is recognized as the global leader in the upper upscale and luxury segments. Today’s signing with Pelligra Group and Giannarelli Group is a profound indication of strong investor confidence, buoyed by a resurgent affluent domestic travel market. Once opened, the resort expects to set a new benchmark for luxury on Australia’s Gold Coast with the property’s enviable waterfront location.

said Richard Crawford, Vice President of Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific, Marriott International.

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The Ritz-Carlton Gold Coast will join JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa, which opened in late 2020.

Marriott’s Ritz-Carlton brand returned to Australia in 2019 with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Perth, situated within the city’s landmark development at Elizabeth Quay, overlooking the Swan River and Kings Park. The long-awaited Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, which will be Australia’s highest hotel, will open its doors in early 2023.

Meanwhile, Marriott recently announced that it will bring the W Hotels brand to the Dominican Republic.

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