First Look: Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Completes Major Upgrade

The Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort completed its latest renovation project ahead of schedule, ahead of the upcoming Christmas peak season.

Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort general manager Warwick Kahl said the full refurbishment, which officially comes to an end in mid-December, included refurbished rooms and overwater bungalows, invigorated recreation areas, including a refurbished swimming pool and a lagoon by the sea, and a new Pilates studio.

“The travel gift is at the top of most people’s Christmas lists this year, so we are delighted to have completed our renovation earlier than expected and in time for the holiday season,” he said. .

Kahl said that despite the fact that Novotel has experienced an extended “high” season “over the past 18 months, the forward-thinking decision of hotel owners, Shakespeare Property Group, to go ahead with the renovation has placed Novotel in a strong position as tourism continues to rebound.

“During the pandemic, the Sunshine Coast proved to be one of Australia’s most sustainable and sought-after vacation hotspots, so we certainly had a lot to do from a guest perspective. But the effort to continue and refurbish during this busy time was well worth it, ”he said.

“We are deeply grateful for the foresight and investment of Shakespeare Property Group in ensuring that the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort remains a competitive world-class destination.

“As a result, we are in incredible shape as we prepare for another busy travel season in January and beyond. ”

As part of its renovation, Novotel updated its architecturally designed overwater bungalows with a modern coastal theme and – for the first time in 30 years – introduced two new elevated accommodation categories – the Grand Overwater Bungalows and luxury overwater bungalows.

In the main area of ​​the complex, Novotel has also introduced a new type of executive room, located on the east side of the large complex.

To further highlight the destination, we commissioned local Sunshine Coast artist and photographer Tracey Naughton to Leave me the sea renowned for creating an exclusive series of images for display in our bungalows and executive rooms ”, Kahl said.

Given the Novotel’s direct access to Mudjimba Beach, Tracey dedicated the shoot to capturing the essence of the sand, surf and coastal lifestyle of Mudjimba and the nearby Old Woman Island in her own. relaxed and signature style. ”

True to the Novotel brand’s commitment to wellness and sport, the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort has modernized its gym and inaugurated a brand new Pilates studio for guests.

Significantly, the resort’s famous lagoon waterfront has also been updated, and the existing pool has been completely renovated and modernized for a new generation of sun worshipers and family travelers.

Shakespeare Property Group – Hospitality Assets & Investments Vice President Richard Saab said: “As has been demonstrated in recent years, Shakespeare Hospitality Group remains committed to investing in the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort and trying new ones to exceed their expectations.

“We are delighted to announce a new era of hospitality for the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort and know that guests will enjoy enjoying our newly renovated resort.

“We have no doubt that Novotel will continue to define itself as one of Queensland’s best-loved resorts in the years to come.

The Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort is one of Australia’s premier four-star resorts, popular with vacationers, group getaways and conferences.

Formerly known as the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, the property completed the first phase of its three-phase renovation in October 2019.

Around this time, the hotel not only changed its name, but revealed itself in a new SOLA lobby, bar and lounge, and opened its purpose-built Sunshine Coast Convention Center.

Shakespeare Property Group said it will continue to improve the resort’s facilities in the future, including the remaining rooms located in the west accommodation wing of the resort.

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