Warner Brothers Movieworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast has lodged a development application to add a hotel and function centre to the theme parks large land holding.
The proposal aims to add a 22-storey, 600 room hotel tower to its front door, along with a separate large scale function centre to cater to the Gold Coast’s events and tourism market. The hotel would provide Movieworld, along with its neighbouring Wet N Wild water park, with an opportunity to bring theme park enthusiasts directly to the front door of the entertainment venue. Traditionally, tourists travelled from the tourist regions of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and beyond to access the iconic Gold Coast parks, however with this proposal Warner Brothers plan to bring theme park convenience to the doorstep of their fans.
The hotel’s lodged plans contain food and drink outlets on the ground and 21st floor. To cater to families, the plans show kids clubs and two pools, along with restaurants, infinity pool, gym, sauna and steam room.
The proposed development is located on the North-West corner of the Movieworld site, on the edge of the current car parking area. The total development area is approximately 5,747m2 for both the hotel and function room project.
Designed by DBI architects, the hotel and function centres have distinct curved lines for the project and is made up of a combination of two room suites. Town planning firm Urbis have lodged the planning assessment on behalf of the project team, in hope of receiving a favourable outcome from the development friendly Gold Coast City Council.
“The high-quality design outcome maintains the amenity of the area through exterior design elements appropriate for the minimal intentions of the development. Open spaces have been incorporated into multiple levels of the development, including Level 21, to capitalise on the hinterland views available to the development. The exterior has also been articulated with vertical and horizontal elements. This articulation and design features immensely contribute to the overall attractiveness of the building, and therefore improves the existing character of the site, and broader amenity of the area. Screening has also been provided to the mechanical areas on the roof”. Urbis said.
“The development will also provide extensive landscaping to the development area, including upgrading from the existing hardstand, drainage and overland flow areas. The landscape design intends to utilise the top of the embankment along this edge to introduce buffer/screen planting including layered shrubs and groundcovers with clusters of medium to large canopy shade trees”.
The Warner Brothers group already understand the success an onsite multi-room hotel can have with their Seaworld theme park being championed by their Seaworld Resort (Formerly Seaworld Nara Resort).
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