Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
New Name, New Era For Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, formally known as the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, officially unveils its new name today (Thursday the 7th of November). An event to mark the occasion will welcome the who's who of the Queensland tourism industry and VIP guests, ahead of Friday's Queensland Tourism Awards which will be held onsite at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre (November 8).
Accor's Vice President Operations QLD/NT, Matt Young, explained that the recent lobby transformation, completed in late October, was one of the catalysts for the resort's new name.
Novotel's $2 million refurbishment has breathed new life into the complex, transforming two spaces - the hotel lobby, plus a new look bar and alfresco deck overlooking the resort's outdoor pool and famous lagoon.
Designed by Medhurst Architects and Aplus Design Group and styled by Anna Roberts, the updated spaces have been inspired by the naturally refreshing features of the Sunshine Coast's surrounds, flowing seamlessly out to the resort's outdoor pool and private lagoon.
Novotel also enlisted the help of local Sunshine Coast company, Build4U, to complete the building works, and employed hundreds of Sunshine Coast locals throughout the project who can now proudly have their quality workmanship showcased for many years to come.
Since opening in 1990, the resort has been well known for its grand entrance with high atrium ceilings and the transformation has paid homage to the history of the building while introducing its fresh new look in 2019.
The transformed lobby has retained these original architectural features and the Lagoon remains the focal point for the enjoyment of those making their arrival to the hotel. The lobby has also retained and highlighted local indigenous artworks while adding new, vibrant designs to connect with SOLA bar.
Novotel's owners, Shakespeare Property Group, have invested heavily in the resort over the past year, not least of all with the opening of its $8 million purpose-built Sunshine Coast Convention Centre in May 2019.