Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s owners China Capital Investment Group has announced a A$50-plus-million-dollar (US$37.6-plus million) redevelopment which will see a significant makeover to the resort located in The Whitsundays, Queensland.
Major works include redevelopment of the arrivals pavilion, reception, main atrium area, Waterfalls and Mermaids restaurants, Lagoons bar, and its 296 rooms. Additionally, the Lovers Cove function area will be expanded and a new Asian-inspired restaurant will be built. The Living Reef lagoons will receive brand-new features to enhance interaction with guests. The resort’s conference facilities will also be revamped and expanded.
A rendering of the proposed reburishments
It will be business as usual for the resort in 2017, although some projects will begin this year on the South End of the island. Fish Bowl bistro, Boat House Bakery and Ginger’s Hut will be closed for a period from the first week in February. Access to South End facilities including swimming pools, the outdoor cinema, motorised watersports and the Endeavour Wedding Chapel will not be affected.
The resort will close in early 2018 for a period of time to complete the renovations in the shortest possible time and with minimal disruptions.
General manager Dawson Tang said: “Our owners have recognised the need to revamp Daydream’s facilities especially as we embark on a greater push into international markets including the lucrative China market."
When completed, the refurbishment will transform the 296-room Daydream into an upscale 4.5-star resort, according to Tang.