Construction kicks off on $80m hotel development
Pilings are to be installed over the next eight weeks for the yet-to-be-named hotel development.
Owner Chris Morris said the project had been in the pipeline for several years with a lot of time invested in ensuring the final concept and design was just right.
“This location is truly something special – the views are some of the best you’ll see anywhere in the world
– so we wanted to make sure that what we built here was going to be worthy of its surrounds,” he said.
“I’m pretty confident that what we’ve come up with is going to put Townsville and the broader North Queensland region firmly on the radar for leisure travellers from all over Australia and abroad.”
Prime will act as principal contractor for the project, with construction due to be completed in mid 2023.
The Ville chief executive officer Michael Jones said it was exciting for The Ville and the Townsville community to see ground broken on a project that was set to help stimulate the local economy and put North Queensland on the map as a luxury travel destination.”
“The hotel is going to be something truly special that Townsville hasn’t seen before,” he said.
The hotel will feature 132 hotel rooms, each with their own private balconies taking advantage of views over the Coral Sea to Magnetic Island and Townsville’s iconic beachfront and Castle Hill.
There will also be a rooftop tapas bar and infinity pool, a fine dining restaurant, day spa, seaside boardwalks and ground floor Japanese inspired restaurant and bar.
Future plans for the precinct also include a superyacht marina.
Morris Group hopes to take advantage of an influx of superyachts in the North Queensland region which currently bypass Townsville because there’s nowhere for them to dock.
Image: Site work has started for a new hotel development at Townsville. Photo courtesy Mendi Group.
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