Crystalbrook Collection Hotels and Resorts has revealed its vision for the $200 million redevelopment of the Port Douglas marina.
The release of the planned Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina image coincided with the owner of Crystalbrook Collection, Ghassan Aboud, travelling to Far North Queensland.
It provides a preview of what the developers describe as a luxury 100-room five-star hotel and a 30-room ultra-lux hotel.
An Eléme Day Spa, bar and café, 15 apartments and five waterfront villas are also part of the planned development.
The location of the development is to the right of the existing marina, enabling marina and retail operations to continue throughout construction.
The company plans to lodge the development application in the next three months and said the start of construction would depend on when approvals were received.
While visiting Port Douglas, Mr Aboud said that he was very happy with how plans for the development were progressing.
“Our CEO Mark Davie and his team have been working on these plans for some time now. I had a very positive meeting with the council today and we are confident we will be able to deliver a great outcome for the community, the council, visitors and for Crystalbrook Collection.”
Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu described her meeting with Mr Aboud and his team as productive and positive.
“They have a really exciting vision for the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina that has the potential to revitalise Port Douglas and stimulate the local economy,” she said.
“We are particularly happy with their decision to support marina businesses during construction and create a vibrant area for the public.
“The initial concept designs have my full support and we can’t wait for the formal development application to be lodged.”