A New Golden Age
There was a time where the Gold Coast didn't have the most pristine reputation, but new hotels, restaurants and events are bringing in a new era of luxury to the coastal metropolis in the state of Queensland.
Here are 5 reasons to make the Gold Coast your next mini break destination.
1. New Hotels
Earlier this year, Jupiters announced it would be rebranding as The Star, and the resort has undergone - and is still undergoing - an impressive refurbishment. Six new food and beverage offerings, 596 refurbished hotel rooms and a luxury poolside experience make up the current location, while a 6-star complex will also open before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Executive Head Chef Chase Kojima brings his modern, delectable Japanese fare to Gold Coast diners with Kiyomi. Handsome interiors, impressively knowledgable staff and simple dishes make this experience one to remember.
Having opened last year, Pacific Fair is the luxury shopping destination. Housing some of the world's most coveted labels - Bally, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton to name but a few - you really needn't leave!
While the Magic Millions has earned a stellar reputation among the racing crowd, it's become an attractive option for those more interested in the social scene with the introduction of the polo. Canapés under white umbrellas, champagne and world-class hospitality make this a must-attend event in January.
You might have heard of The Greenhouse Bar + Canteen, with their super healthy fare that certainly does not sacrifice flavour. But what you might not know is they've expanding into the beauty and wellness sector with The Bath House - a communal bathhouse and rejuvenation space, complete with hydrotherapy, saunas, a steam room and a magnesium plunge pool built to transform that stress into putty.