Australia’s first Mondrian hotel and branded residences will open on a prime beachfront location at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, making it one of nine new Mondrian properties to open globally by 2022.
Mondrian Gold Coast will be part of a dual tower development that sits on the corner of First Avenue and The Esplanade Burleigh Heads. Occupying separate wings, the hotel and residence units will be connected by a three-level podium that acts as the building’s common space and hub of activity, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, spa, restaurants, and swimming pools, all overlooking the world-famous beach and Burleigh Headland National Park.
The expansion of the Mondrian brand follows Accor’s 2018 partial acquisition of sbe.
Chadi Farhat, COO of sbe, said: “With five open properties, nine in development, and six more to be announced, Mondrian has established itself as one of the strongest brands in the sbe lifestyle portfolio, showing staying power for the long-term.”
Accor and sbe have bookmarked Thailand and Vietnam here in Asia-Pacific for Mondrian developments. The region welcomed the first Mondrian property in August, with the opening of Mondrian Seoul Itaewon in South Korea.
Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath said Mondrian Gold Coast reflected the company’s commitment to developing innovative, lifestyle-oriented hotels alongside sbe.
“With the Mondrian brand, sbe creates destinations within the destination, bringing together regional authenticity with sophisticated design, creative programming and a lively bar and restaurant scene. Mondrian Gold Coast will be the embodiment of this philosophy: providing residents and guests with elevated hospitality experiences that match the beauty and vibrancy of Australia’s Gold Coast region,” said McGrath.