Marriott International has debuted its JW Marriott brand in the Pacific region with the opening of a resort and spa on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa is located minutes from the beaches of Surfers Paradise, and is close to attractions including Dreamworld and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

Décor is inspired by its natural surroundings, with the lobby and public spaces “embodying the beauty and relaxed mood of coastal Queensland”. The spacious 223 rooms and suites draw inspiration from the urban beachside location and feature soft natural colour palettes and materials.

The resort has six dining venues featuring locally sourced produce. Misono offers Japanese cuisine at its Izakaya sushi bar, tearoom and whisky bar with an outdoor terrace, and is inspired by the famous Harajuku laneways. The all-day dining restaurant Citrique focuses on fresh seafood, and includes a show kitchen with live cooking presentations. Within Citrique lies JW Market, the hotel’s café which serves coffee and grab-and-go items.

Meanwhile, the lobby houses Chapter and Verse, a lounge which transforms into a cocktail bar in the evenings, with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the lagoons and pool areas. JW Garden offers farm-to-table experiences, with cooking classes and speciality drinks. There is also a Pool Bar which provides light meals, snacks and refreshments.

The resort has both a saltwater lagoon and a freshwater pool, with private cabanas along the lagoon edge. The Spa by JW offers customised treatments with a holistic approach to wellbeing, and there’s a kid’s activities centre for younger guests.

The resort also has a fitness centre, and the hotel offers daily relaxation activities, including guided meditation sessions, which promise to leave guests “feeling nourished and revitalised in body and soul”.

The property also has 2,000 sqm of meetings and events space, with ten rooms for different events, including two ballrooms.

Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott International, commented:

“We are excited to continue the growth of our luxury footprint and expand our brand portfolio in Australia with the opening of JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.

“Despite the challenges from ongoing international air travel restrictions, we have nevertheless seen strong demand within the luxury hospitality segment this year. We are greatly encouraged by this, and look forward to welcoming back local and international guests to experience the outstanding luxury and service of our newest property here in the beautiful Gold Coast.”

Jennie Toh, Vice President, Brand Marketing and Brand Management, Asia Pacific, Marriott International, added:

“With its warm and welcoming approach to luxury, and experiences centred around mindfulness and togetherness, we believe the brand is particularly suited to the Australian traveller. JW Marriott’s enriching and thoughtfully-curated programming will enable guests to embark on a journey of discovery and renewal, with a transformative experience taking place the minute they walk through the door.”

Marriott International currently counts almost 100 JW Marriott hotels in over 30 countries and territories worldwide.