Accor and partner SBE have signed an agreement to bring the Mondrian brand to Australia, with both a hotel and residential apartments set to open in 2023 on the Gold Coast.
The Mondrian Gold Coast will be developed in collaboration with Chris and Letitia Vitale’s Vitale Projects and will occupy two towers on a 4,037 sqm site at the world-famous Burleigh Heads Beach. The property will have 80 metres of ocean frontage and guests will have direct access to the beach.
The two towers will separate the 89 luxury residential apartments from the 208-room hotel, but the buildings will be united by a three-level podium featuring communal spaces such as a fitness centre, spa, restaurants and swimming pools – all of which will overlook the beach and Burleigh Headland National Park.
The residential tower and adjacent hotel will be designed by architect Elenberg Fraser and will feature “striking arches, vertical and horizontal gardens and waterscapes”, while interiors by Studio Carter will draw inspiration from nature. Construction is set to commence in June 2021, with the hotel ready to open in mid-2023.
Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer at SBE, said:
“We are very excited to announce the opening of our first Mondrian hotel and residences in Australia with our partner Accor. 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. The Gold Coast has grown into one of Australia’s leading travel destinations and the opening of Mondrian Gold Coast is the next step in our strategic global expansion for the Mondrian brand, selecting communities at the heart of the most exciting cultural destinations in the world.”
Simon McGrath, Accor Pacific CEO, added:
“The expansion of the first-ever Mondrian into Australia with its location at Burleigh Heads reflects Accor’s commitment to developing innovative, lifestyle-oriented hotels alongside our partner, 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.”
Accor took a 50 per cent stake in SBE in 2018, and the two groups plan to open nine new Mondrian properties by 2022, which include two properties in France and the Mondrian Shoreditch London. Forthcoming hotels in the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and Vietnam are also “soon to be announced”.