Situated in a prime beachfront position in the tourist mecca of Surfers Paradise, the Aquis Pacific Point project is slated to be the first dedicated six-star beachfront hotel in Australia. The 48-storey, 580-key hotel will target a new generation of ‘uber-luxe’ travellers with an offering that will be instantly recognisable, setting a benchmark for luxury accommodation.
The $440 million development will be home to a series of high-end restaurants and bars, a rooftop street-style food market, swimming pools, a karaoke room and outdoor cinema, as well as a mix of luxury hotel rooms, deluxe suites and large penthouses.
The design comprises a triangular shaped architectural form. The tower’s exterior introduces a sculpted and glazed articulated façade that reflects and refracts the light to create a dynamic street frontage. Defining the scheme, gold banding is designed to create an elegant jewel-like detail.
Delivering expansive views from the Pacific Ocean to the Gold Coast Hinterland, the design of the building thoughtfully maintains the adjacent building’s view corridor to the ocean.
The three-level glass atrium will house a $2.5 million custom art installation created by celebrated international artist Wolfgang Buttress. The curated and integrated art approach was designed to be a feature piece that will draw guests into the lobby space.
The crown of the tower features gold bands that wrap the periphery of the building creating an open frame to house organic forms that mimic those of the podium. Comprising a rooftop bar, leisure lounge and swimming pool, the peak of the crown will showcase an illuminated feature, adding a distinct element to the Surfers Paradises skyline.
Pending final approvals, the project is expected to commence construction in 2018.