Accor will bring the luxury Fairmont brand to Australia for the first time, with the Fairmont Port Douglas set to open in Far North Queensland come 2023.
Set on the edge of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – the hotel in the coastal town of Port Douglas will boast 253 rooms. On-site amenities include several restaurants and bars, a spa, treetop walk and conference facilities, designed around resort-style pools.
The hotel is also planning to work with the local Kuku Yalanji community, traditional owners of the land, to provide Indigenous Welcome to Culture and Smoking Ceremonies for special events.
As the first hotel in the region to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certificate, Fairmont Port Douglas has been recognised for its strong environmental credentials, winning the Communities & Culture Award at the Sustainable Destinations Awards in March 2020.