Accor is set to bring its Fairmont brand to Australia for the first time with Fairmont Port Douglas, scheduled to open in Far North Queensland in 2023.

The hotel is set on the edge of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

The hotel will adopt an eco-conscious design model. Guests will find an intimate lobby inspired by birds’ nests and verdant tropical garden and green spaces with plenty of natural light.

Fairmont Port Douglas will feature 253 guestrooms, a variety of restaurants and bars, a luxurious day spa, a treetop walk and conference and wedding venues, built to blend seamlessly with nature.

The Fairmont Spa will offer treatments using traditional local ingredients for rejuvenation and relaxation.

The property will closely work with local communities and groups to promote the region’s indigenous offerings.

Simon McGrath, chief operating officer, Accor Pacific said:

“We are excited to bring the extraordinary Fairmont brand to Australia and are confident that Fairmont Port Douglas will deliver a new level of luxury and sophistication to one of the country’s most glamourous resort towns.

“Accor continues to expand its luxury offerings in Australia and, as our first Fairmont, this is going to be a truly special resort, whose architecture mimics the rich biosphere of the Daintree Rainforest and, which is centred on well-being, nature and cultural immersion.”