Luxe and light: St. Regis comes to the Gold Coast

The St. Regis is set to put the Gold in Gold Coast with its five-star Australian debut

St Regis. Hotels and Resorts has announced it will open its ultra-luxe doors in 2027, once again proving that good things come to those who wait.

The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort will be the first tower of the $1.7 billion La Pelago project – a premier lifestyle resort at the iconic Budds Beach in Surfers Paradise.

Located in one of the country’s long-loved holiday destinations, the development will set the scene for bespoke butler services and signature rituals that are synonymous with the St. Regis brand.

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Sound up your alley? Ours too. Here’s what we can expect come 2027.

Setting the scene: The rooms

The new resort is expected to feature approximately 185 guest rooms and suites that offer sweeping ocean and hinterland views.

As for the vibe, the design is expected to celebrate the storied legacy of the St. Regis brand in a modern and sophisticated way. Think: Rich heritage meets Surfer’s Paradise glamour.

Beyond the rooms

Guests can expect to be immersed in a luxurious world, right from the beginning of their St. Regis Gold Coast Resort stay.

An expansive porte cochere is slated to provide guests and locals alike with a glamorous arrival, leading them to enjoy a state of exquisite ease in the resort’s signature spaces.

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When it comes to dining, the resort is unlikely to disappoint. It’s set to boast a specialty restaurant, a world class sky bar, pool bar and exquisite lounge.

For those after indulgence of a more pampering nature, signature offerings are expected to include a spa housed in a luxurious penthouse, where we can no doubt expect views worthy of their price.

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Beyond the resort (if you can bring yourself to leave), the city’s most famed attractions and landmarks, including roof top bars and cafes, and vast stretches of idyllic white sandy surf beaches are all within easy reach.

The partnership

Property development company, Gurner, has signed a landmark agreement to bring the St. Regis brand to Australia for the first time.

Gurner Group CEO Tim Gurner said the St. Regis Gold Coast resort is a personal favourite hotel brand that will ‘perfectly complement’ La Pelago.

“We think the addition of such an illustrious and exclusive hotel brand will put the Gold Coast right back on the top of luxury travellers’ lists, and make it one of the hottest tourism markets in the world,” Mr Gurner said.

Our verdict

It’s safe to say that a stay at the St. Regis Gold Coast Resort won’t come cheap, but we think the views, cascading waterfalls and signature spoils will be worth every penny. And, with the St Regis brand positioned as the jewel in the crown of the Marriott Bonvoy program, it’s time to start saving those points!

Marriott International currently operates 39 hotels across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, with 26 hotels in Australia.

The St. Regis Gold Coast Resort expects to mark the fourth Marriott International property on the Gold Coast when it opens, adding to the company’s existing Queensland portfolio, which includes W Brisbane, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane, and The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast which is expected to open in 2026.

What do you think of Australia’s soon-to-be first St. Regis Hotel?

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