Marriott International to introduce the Luxury Collection Resort on the Gold Coast

Marriott International Inc. has announced a landmark agreement with the Makris Group to introduce Marina Mirage Gold Coast, a Luxury Collection Resort, set to open in 2027.

This highly anticipated development will be the first mainland Luxury Collection property in Australia, epitomizing the brand’s commitment to delivering unique, authentic experiences and lasting memories.


The new resort will be a focal point of the Marina Mirage mixed-use precinct, known for its sophistication and elegance. With 122 keys, the first-class, new-build resort will embody a distinctly Gold Coast interpretation of luxury. Richard Crawford, Vice President of Hotel Development for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific at Marriott International, highlighted the significance of this project, stating, “The re-imagination of the iconic Marina Mirage precinct presents an inspiring opportunity to expand our luxury footprint on the Gold Coast – a market we know very well, after more than 35 years’ experience operating the city’s two leading resorts under our JW Marriott and Sheraton brands. The destination’s resilience during and post-pandemic has been remarkable, and we are very confident that proven demand for high-quality hotel experiences will be a strong foundation for the success of our first Luxury Collection property on mainland Australia.”

Marina Mirage Gold Coast will be the second Luxury Collection property in Australia, joining The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Hobart. The new resort is anticipated to feature 122 impeccable guest rooms, a signature restaurant, expansive function and event spaces, a rooftop bar and pool, jacuzzi, garden, wellness and beauty centre, and a Day Spa. The development promises to bring a transformative and unforgettable experience to the Gold Coast.

Makris Group, a family-owned company with a portfolio of renowned retail, residential, and mixed-use precincts, is spearheading this ambitious project. Jason Makris, CEO of Makris Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, highlighting its meticulous planning and innovative architecture. “The approved development embodies Con Makris’ long-term vision for Marina Mirage. As part of The Luxury Collection, the new Marina Mirage will deliver an authentic resort and destination with a diverse array of local award-winning restaurants and boutiques, wellness, health and beauty facilities, a new state-of-the-art marina, and, for the first time, a limited selection of villas and residences. Along with its excellence achieved in architectural design, we are confident that our unique property will quickly reinvigorate its environment, while delivering a world-class destination for the Gold Coast, Queensland, and our economy.”

Richard Crawford further emphasized the global significance of this development, noting that the Luxury Collection is now present in more than 40 countries. “Each property in The Luxury Collection is a distinctive representation of its unique place in the world, so securing appropriate new footholds for the brand requires patience. We were drawn to the Makris Group’s bold vision for the rejuvenation of their valuable waterfront site, and we are naturally thrilled that the family has selected The Luxury Collection as the brand for the hotel, a centrepiece of what is certain to be a destination-defining project.”

The Marina Mirage Gold Coast, a Luxury Collection Resort, will undoubtedly elevate the luxury hospitality landscape on the Gold Coast, joining other high-performing Marriott International properties in the region.

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