QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Nov 17, 2011) - Just in time for the holidays, the award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa is welcoming guests after completing an extensive $20 million renovation of its Gold Coast luxury accommodation.

The internationally-renowned Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa has become a tourist icon of the Gold Coast since it was first launched more than 19 years ago. The Gold Coast hotel's recent renovations bring it to an even greater level of style and sophistication.

"The hotel is positioned at the very top of the five-star tree on the Gold Coast and the resort now provides guests with a level of elegance and comfort that is unmatched," said General Manager Peter Brampton of the hotel's contemporary new look.

Improvements include upgrades to all of the hotel's 329 guest rooms and suites and a remake of the front entry and hotel lobby which now includes a new Wi-Fi lounge with 24-hour internet access. The hotel's elegant dedicated events floor also underwent renovations to ensure state-of-the-art services for business conferences, corporate meetings and social events.

The hotel's unique lagoon pool and "swim with the fish" attraction has faithfully drawn guests back to the resort time and again over the past two decades. In celebration of that iconic pool, Australia's Minister for Tourism Jan Jarratt was asked to release the final stocks of tropical fish into the lagoon during a re-launch ceremony to signify completion of this luxury Gold Coast hotel's refurbishment and a milestone for Gold Coast hospitality.

Leading the way in Gold Coast dining, and offering an exciting new choice among restaurants in Surfers Paradise, the hotel has also added Critique. This new restaurant showcases a variety of seasonal products and tantalizing cuisine with four dining zones and eight international culinary concepts. Employing more than 90 full-time chefs, the property also features a new 'grab-and-go' deli called Java Plus, a luxurious lobby lounge bar, Japanese Sake Bar and the Benihana Japanese Steakhouse.

Maintaining a serene riverfront presence, this Gold Coast hotel's Surfers Paradise location provides breathtaking views of the Gold Coast Hinterland, Surfers Paradise skyline and the Pacific Ocean, while pampering guests with luxurious resort amenities and unsurpassed service.

Boasting a contemporary new look with neutral colours and accents of coral, crisp whites and creams, guest rooms feature stylish furniture pieces reflecting modern Queensland coastal charm. The Presidential Suite, located on the 28th floor, is the epitome of unsurpassed five-star elegance. Complete with its own dining room, separate living area, master bedroom and spa, the Presidential Suite is expected to attract both Australian and international guests in search of a bespoke travel experience.

About the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa is an upscale property designed to provide discerning travelers with exceptional Gold Coast accommodations convenient to pristine Surfers Paradise beaches and fashionable shopping. Located just a short drive from popular family attractions such as Dreamworld and Seaworld, this Gold Coast hotel's onsite amenities include the world-class Lattouf Hair and Day Spa, children's activities, a full-service business center and well-equipped gymnasium.

Contact Information:

Ben Charlton
Cluster eCommerce Manager Marriott Australia
C/ - Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
30 Pitt Street, Sydney
New South Wales, Australia 2000
Tel: +612 9259 7573
Fax: +612 9252 2352