Aussie Shangri-La unveils nautical-inspired design

In Australia, the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns has completed the AU$13-million (US$10-million) renovation of its 184 guestrooms.

Sydney-based design firm Stack Studios led the two-phase transformation process that started in March 2018. The renovation focused on modern simplicity with nautical accents to embrace the hotel’s surroundings on Marlin Marina.

Design details include new lighting and fittings, as well as hand-painted artwork crafted directly on the walls to represent waves flowing out to the Trinity Bay horizon. Suited to the tropical climate and waterfront location, natural-tone modern flooring is featured throughout.


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The project also saw the enhancement of the bathrooms, some which now include a walk in-shower, maintaining a small selection of rooms with baths.

The property has 255 guestrooms and suites, all with private balconies with views of the city, the hotel’s gardens, Trinity Bay or Marlin Marina, an outdoor swimming pool with a poolside bar surrounded by tropical gardens, and a fitness center.

The hotel’s restaurant is currently undergoing a renovation and will reopen as a waterfront restaurant/bar plus espresso bar.

Photo credit: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts