Sanctuary Cove Resort opens as first InterContinental Resort in Australia

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) assumed management of one of Australia’s five-star resorts, the former Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, on the Gold Coast.

Hotel owner Mulpha Sanctuary Cove (Developments) reached a commercial agreement with IHG to manage the resort. Under the new agreement, IHG will manage the resort’s day-to-day operations in addition to implementing the international standards of the InterContinental brand.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort will be IHG’s first InterContinental Resort in Australia, and will introduce the InterContinental marque to Queensland. The resort joins a regional network of InterContinental hotels in the Australasia region, including properties in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Wellington and Fiji.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort will be the second IHG property managed for Mulpha, following the acquisition of InterContinental Sydney in 2004. IHG managed InterContinental Sydney since 1985.

Located minutes to the Gold Coast theme parks, Tambourine Mountain and the Hinterland, and the Gold Coast beaches, the 243-room resort is tucked in the surrounds of Hope Island and boasts marina, golf green, beach lagoon and gardens views.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort will join a network of 168 InterContinental properties globally and over 55,000 guestrooms worldwide, located in more than 60 countries. The brand continues to grow with 48 to be added globally in the next three to five years.

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