A new chapter for InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

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From its star-studded beginnings in 1988 when the resort’s celebratory opening attracted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston, to the 2011 reopening of The Palms Golf Course and the addition of the property’s Lagoon Beach Pool and glass wedding chapel - InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has made an indelible mark on luxury Gold Coast holidays, weddings, dining, golf and conference experiences.

Now, the luxury Gold Coast resort has embarked on a new chapter to mark the start of the new year - unveiling a stunning refurbishment of its 251 rooms, suites and its popular breakfast destination, Cove Café.   

The stylish redesign of its spacious guest rooms and suites boasts a fresh and dynamic take on luxury resort accommodation. Each room and suite has its own identity and takes inspiration from the resort’s one-acre Lagoon Beach Pool and the 4.2-hectares of tropical gardens surrounding the property. 

Marina View, Garden View and Lagoon Pool Rooms feature a fresh palette of teal blues, olive greens, tasteful greys and crisp whites accented by modern gold fittings. Guests will enjoy deluxe new bedding and furniture from leading industry specialists at Hotel Interiors, white marble bench tops and blonde-timber panelling on cabinetry, plus all-new outdoor furniture and ambient lighting. Large work desks create seamless zones in the rooms for guests to work and play in luxury. 


The new-look rooms artfully blend the resort’s outdoor surrounds with contemporary indoor luxury. Styled with a tropical aesthetic, all rooms feature plush new furnishings and contemporary yet warm finishes that meld texture, colour and comfort. The resort’s 178sqm Federation Suite exudes timeless elegance with the lounge and dining areas blending serene greys with delicate whites.

The neutral palette is elevated with pops of colour that draw on the tropical aesthetic flowing through the resort’s luxe new look. The Homestead and Queenslander Suites have been transformed into soothing havens of luxuriousness. Heavily accented in slew of grey hues ranging from charcoal to soft pewter, the redesign has modernised these spacious retreats with high-end finishes that exude tranquillity and calmness. 


The resort’s popular breakfast destination, Cove Café has also been reinvigorated with the same tropic-inspired aesthetic featuring natural oak panelling and olive-hued velvets. The fresh interior is framed by large white French doors that open onto the stunning surrounds of the Fountain Terrace patio. 

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s General Manager, Matt Rippin, said the launch of their refurbished rooms and suites injected a fresh and dynamic energy into the guest experience. 


“The refurbishment artfully reflects the natural beauty of the resort’s grounds; embracing the green hues to blend in with the property’s unique design features including stained-glass windows in the Great House. We’re delighted with the result and thrilled to start the new decade with a contemporary new look. The resort still retains the elegance and style of a grand Queensland estate, but when guests retreat to their rooms, they will now enjoy a distinct sense of destination infused with the signature modern comfort of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts,” Mr Rippin said. 


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February 4, 2020