New Kids On The Block: 5 New Gold Coast Hotels To Check Into

Pillows on the bed at The Island, Gold Coast

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Published 16 May 2019


These Gold Coast hotels are the cool new kids on the block. 
Whether you’re looking for a luxe staycation spot, a family getaway with something for everyone or cool, Insta-worthy digs to lay your head on your holiday, the Gold Coast delivers. 
Stay and play in the sun and surf with these great new Gold Coast hotels. 

The Ruby 


The Ruby Apartments is a new Gold Coast hotel great for families
A kid-friendly room in one of The Ruby's self-contained apartments. Image credit: The Ruby.
If you’re a holiday-seasoned family, you’ll know that the apartment-style stay is where it’s at. Self-contained, stylish and with plenty of separate spaces to find a bit of peace (parents) or some room to play (kids) these one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment style rooms are purpose built for Griswold style getaways – minus the mishaps, of course. Complete with a kid’s club (age restrictions apply) and access to all the facilities like a water park and ice-skating rink at Paradise Resort, The Ruby bundles fun and relaxation into one luxurious package in the heart of Surfers Paradise.  



A bright and colourfully decorated room in The Voco, formerley The Watermark Hotel Gold Coast
The Voco (formerly the Watermark Hotel) is a vibrant new hotel on the Gold Coast. Image credit: The Voco.
Calling all couples and groups of friends who like their hotel with a generous dose of social atmosphere. The Voco want you! Its name means ‘to invite’ or ‘to come together’ in Latin, and the new brand from global hotel behemoth IHG beckons by placing leisure front and centre. The vibrant Voco Gold Coast, housed in the old Watermark building, pitches itself to young professionals and vibe-seekers who want fun and style all-in-one. The 389-room, multi-million-dollar refurb centred around offering high end digs with an edge of sustainability, and the result is a hotel that’s as stylish as it is mindful. Environmental initiatives include reusable soap dispensers, a food scrap recycling program with the Gold Coast City Council and its very own onsite bee-hive.       

The Island  


The Island, a new Gold Coast hotel, has been renovated recently
Comfort and style are perfect bedfellows in one of the Islands King Deluxe rooms. Image credit: The Island.
Oozing relaxed yet classy island vibes, The Island is one of the Gold Coast’s original hotels and backpackers made luxe thanks to a recent makeover. Channelling its retro roots with luxe design touches harking back to its early days, The Island is popular with locals thanks to its funky spaces for hire, various eateries and regular roster of local and international DJ and musical acts. The expansive rooftop bar, dotted with lush greenery and plenty of lounging space, is built for sundowners and catch ups with your crew. Perfect for stay-cayers or out of towners who want to soak up the real Gold Coast lifestyle, by day and night.


the penthouse deluxe billiard suite at The Darling at The Star
Room details in penthouse deluxe billiard suite at The Darling at The Star. Image credit: The Star
Self-described as a fun-parlour, the arrival of the much-anticipated southern export casino complex has added two more 5-star luxury stays options to the Gold Coast’s arsenal in the shape of The Darling and The Star Grand. If you’re looking for a completely baller accommodation option, then The Darling’s uber luxury tower will only set you back a cool $5k per night. If you still want the luxe touch and service for a little less, check out The Star Grand. 

Avani Broadbeach  


The pool at Avani Apartments in Broadbeach, a new Gold Coast hotel
Soak up some sun poolside at Avani in Broadbeach. Image credit: Avani Apartments
If you're after a reliable recipe for family beach holidays, look no further: add lashings of time in the sun and surf, a pinch of endlessly salty beach hair, a spoonful of scoffing fish and chips before stirring a helping of collapsing exhausted into a comfy bed. If that’s your idea of a blissful family getaway, then The Avani at Broadbeach is waiting for you. Away from the madness of Surfers Paradise, these one- and two-bedroom apartments are made for longer stays with your loved ones, offering proximity and easy access to the best of the Gold Coast. 
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