AccorHotels has announced a new partnership with renowned Hong Kong-based property developers, the Golden Horse Group, unveiling bold plans to open a new-build hotel under the luxury Swissôtelbrand in 2019.

The announcement comes exactly 12-months on from AccorHotels’ acquisition of the FRHI Group, comprising Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotels.

The new-build $60m Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island Resort will be built at the popular 18-hole Links Hope Island Golf Course precinct, in the affluent Hope Island district.

The hotel comprises of 150 guest rooms, a fitness centre, conferencing facilities for up to 300 people and a restaurant to complement the existing golf course facilities, and a fitness center.

Mr Feng, owner and director of Golden Horse Group said, “*We chose Hope Island as one of our core development areas as it has a great locational advantage, being part of the booming northern corridor of the Gold Coast yet only 40 minutes from Brisbane. *

Working with AccorHotels, the Swissôtel brand will bring our concept to a new level and the resort will be an absolute destination for people all over the world to experience”.

Members of AccorHotels’ free loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels will also be able to earn points for stays at the new hotel and access rewards and benefits which include free wifi, room upgrades and welcome drinks. AccorHotels Chinese Optimum Services program which caters specifically to Chinese travellers, will also be implemented throughout the hotel.

Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island Resort will be situated on Hope Island Road, a 45-minute drive from both Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast International Airport.

Once open, Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island Resort will be the second Swissôtel in Australia, joining the Swissôtel Sydney and a network of over 40 hotels worldwide.