That’s a (Christmas) wrap!
One of Queensland’s most popular destinations, Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, has wrapped up its recent renovation project early, ahead of the peak Christmas season, giving holiday makers even more reasons to stay and play this summer.
The extensive renovation, which officially concludes mid-December, reveals updated guest rooms and overwater bungalows, reinvigorated recreation spaces including a refreshed resort pool precinct and lagoon beachfront plus a new Pilates Studio.
“The gift of travel is at the top of most people’s Christmas lists this year, so we’re excited to have completed our renovation ahead of schedule and in time for the festive season,” said Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort General Manger, Warwick Kahl.
Mr Kahl explained that despite Novotel experiencing an extended ‘high’ season’ over the past 18-months, the forward-thinking decision by the hotel’s owners, Shakespeare Property Group, to forge ahead with the renovation has placed Novotel in a strong position as tourism continues to rebound.
“During the pandemic, the Sunshine Coast proved one of Australia’s most enduring and sought-after holiday hotspots, so we certainly had a lot going on from a guest perspective. But the effort to push on and refurbish over this busy time was absolutely worth it. We are profoundly grateful for Shakespeare Property Group’s foresight and investment to ensure that Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort remains a competitive, world-class destination. As a result we’re in incredible shape as we gear up for another busy travel season into January and beyond.”
As part of its refurbishment, Novotel has updated its architecturally-designed over-water bungalows with a modern coastal theme and - for the first time in 30 years – introduced two new, elevated accommodation categories – Grand Overwater Bungalows and Deluxe Overwater Bungalows.
Arguably the most luxurious stay on the Sunshine Coast, Novotel’s Grand Overwater Bungalow is the resort’s only three-bedroom accommodation option, with ample space for the entire family. This one-of-a-kind bungalow features three king bedrooms and two full bathrooms, with an additional Queen sofa bed on hand for larger groups. Inspired by Novotel’s breezy tropical surrounds, the space also boasts not one, but two outdoor patios offering tranquil views across the lagoon. Inside, guests will enjoy an elegant sense of space, with open plan living and sweeping atrium ceilings streaming natural light. A large dining area caters up to eight people comfortably, while a kitchenette affords extra freedom. Features include a full-size fridge and freezer, small dishwasher and a microwave and coffee machine for an early morning caffeine hit.
Ideal for couples and small families, is Novotel’s new 1.5-bedroom Deluxe Overwater Bungalow. With only two ‘Deluxe’ bungalows available, this room type is highly sought-after. The master bedroom features a luxurious king-sized bed and private ensuite, complete with an indulgent sculptural soaker bathtub. Accommodating up to three adults, or two adults and one child, Deluxe Overwater Bungalows offer the option to have an additional single bed (on request). Other features include a large lounge room overlooking the lagoon, and convenient kitchenette facilities.
In the main resort area, Novotel has also introduced a new Executive Room type. Comprised of newly renovated, re-imagined resort rooms, the new Executive category is located on the eastern side of the expansive resort. Bright, light and spacious, the refreshed rooms serve up a contemporary, coastal theme with clean lines, modern décor and evocative art inspired by the calming ocean vistas of the Sunshine Coast. Each Executive Room comes with a walk-in shower and single vanity, plus a chilled bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities and additional linen. Guest can expect rooms that are inspired by the naturally refreshing features of the Sunshine Coast’s surrounds, flowing
seamlessly out to the resort’s outdoor pool and private lagoon.
Mr Kahl said, “To further highlight the destination, we commissioned local Sunshine Coast artist and photographer Tracey Naughton of Let Me Sea fame to create an exclusive series of images for display in our bungalow accommodation and Executive Rooms. Given Novotel’s direct access to Mudjimba Beach, Tracey dedicated the shoot to capture the essence of the sand, surf and coastal lifestyle of Mudjimba and nearby Old Woman Island in her own relaxed, signature style.”
In line with Novotel brand’s commitment to well-being and sport, Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort has updated its gymnasium, and introduced a brand-new Pilates studio for guests. Significantly, the resort’s famous lagoon beachfront has also been updated, and the existing pool completely refurbished and modernised for a new generation of sunseekers and family travellers to enjoy.
Shakespeare Property Group Vice President – Hospitality Assets & Investments, Richard Saab, said, "As demonstrated in recent years, Shakespeare Hospitality Group remains committed to investing in the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, and trying new things to enhance the resort experience for our guests to exceed their expectations. We are delighted to herald in a new era of hospitality for the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort and know that guests will relish enjoying our newly renovated resort. We have no doubt that Novotel will continue to define itself as one of Queensland’s most-loved resorts in the years to come."
Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort is one of Australia’s best four-star resorts, popular with leisure guests, and for group getaways and conferences.
Formally known as the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, the property completed the first phase of its three-phase refurbishment in October 2019. At that time, the hotel not only changed its name but revealed at fresh look lobby, SOLA bar and lounge, and opened its landmark, purpose-built Sunshine Coast Convention Centre. Shakespeare Property Group will continue to enhance resort facilities in future including the remaining guest rooms located in the resort’s western accommodation wing.
Stay for two-nights in a newly transformed Executive Room with Breakfast included daily (for up to two adults and two children) from A$390.
Stay two-nights mid-week in an Overwater Bungalow from just A$690. The offer includes breakfast daily for two people and a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.
This offer is available when booking an Overwater Bungalow, Deluxe Overwater Bungalow or the Grand Overwater Bungalow. Rates start from A$330 per night.
To make a reservation see our special offers page.