Marriott has announced plans for its third Ritz-Carlton property in Australia.

The 150-room Ritz-Carlton Gold Coast is scheduled to open in 2026, and will form part of wider $480 million waterfront development at Mariner’s Cove in the northern end of the city.

Facilities will include an outdoor rooftop pool, spa, and a signature restaurant with “semi-opened kitchens”, as well as a cafe, three bars and a lobby lounge.

There will also be 587 sqm of meeting and events space, including a 512 sqm ballroom.

The Ritz-Carlton brand returned to Australia in 2019, with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Perth, situated within the city’s landmark development at Elizabeth Quay, overlooking the Swan River and Kings Park.

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The long-awaited Ritz-Carlton Melbourne is also set to open in early 2023, having been first announced back in 2015.

Commenting on the news Richard Crawford, Vice President of Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific, Marriott International, said:

“Marriott International is recognized as the global leader in the upper upscale and luxury segments. Today’s signing with Pelligra Group and Giannarelli Group is a profound indication of strong investor confidence, buoyed by a resurgent affluent domestic travel market.

“Once opened, the resort expects to set a new benchmark for luxury on Australia’s Gold Coast with the property’s enviable waterfront location.”

The Ritz-Carlton Gold Coast will also join the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa, which opened in late 2020.

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