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Our journey to date

As you may have noticed, we’ve already made great headway on our transformation – and guests are enjoying refreshed hotel rooms and enticing new dining experiences. Here’s an overview of what parts of the project have been completed to date.

Nineteen at The Star

The Star has joined forces with Gold Coast identities Simon Gloftis and Billy Cross for its stunning new rooftop restaurant and bar located atop our brand-new luxury suite hotel, The Darling.

The restaurant features a 110-seat dining area opening out onto an infinity pool overlooking the incredible Gold Coast skyline as well as a private dining area catering to more intimate functions. The bar, oozing style and class designed to entertain 300-500 guests, plays host to local DJs and features an extensive beverage and cocktail list as well as private booths and a VIP Bar.

The Darling

The lavish new hotel forms the centrepiece of The Star Gold Coast’s landmark transformation and features 57 spacious suites ranging in size from 70sqm to a stunning 328sqm with impressive wraparound balconies. Each level features just seven suites, beginning with 22 base rooms, the Jewel Suites, and 21 larger Stellar Suites. While no comfort or detail has been spared in the creation of the hotel’s 14 most luxurious suites, which include four Penthouse Suites, three Penthouse Spa Suites and seven Penthouse Deluxe Suites which feature their own private Billiard, Media or Exercise room.

Canal Front Parkland Upgrade

The Star Entertainment Group worked with the City of Gold Coast Council to revitalise the parkland on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach – directly in front of the property.

The $1 million park redevelopment, which includes new lawn, a feature grassed mound, seating, pathways, recreational area and space for community stage reopened in 2018.

Prior to the redevelopment, the park was utilised to support the construction of The Darling.

Sports Bar

Equipped with the latest technology, The Star’s highly anticipated new Sports Bar immerses sports enthusiasts in the heart of the action. A large LED super screen and additional television screens are fitted throughout the venue to create the ultimate multi-screen viewing experience, broadcasting all the unmissable matches, races and contests from every corner of the globe. Private booths provide a VIP experience for Sports Bar guests and offer exclusive packages and superior viewing position.

Azure Spa & Fitness

Azure Spa & Fitness offers a wide range of indulgent treatments, using leading international skin care brand ESPA. The day spa boasts six treatment rooms, including a couples space and a dedicated manicure and pedicure room. Spa guests are invited to make use of the sauna facilities, and the new enhanced gym, featuring an extensive range of connected equipment from Technogym

Food Quarter

Food Quarter's fresh coastal palette and open plan design provides a bright and contemporary area that serves as the ideal casual dining space for lunch, dinner, coffee or a midnight snack! Whether you feel like a roast, Eastern cuisines, pizza, or a classic burger and chips - Food Quarter has your tastebuds sorted.


The new-look bar forms part of the property’s alignment to The Star brand and adopted some of the same branding and design cues as its sister-venue at The Star Sydney. Predominantly a cocktail bar, a combination of sumptuous velvets, lush fabrics and gold tones serve to create a lavish space for guests. An additional entrance improves guest flow, while four intimate VIP booths, each encased by exquisitely detailed screens, sits within the space and mimics elements of a bracelet design.

Uncle Su - Now Open

Uncle Su invites you to enjoy the freshest live seafood, hand-made lunchtime yum cha and a delicious blend of Cantonese style favourites with a selection of signature Beijing and Szechuan dishes. Relax in the lounge bar, gather around a table or take a seat at the kitchen counter and be delighted by what ensues.

Because as a wise man once said, ‘Laughter is brightest where food is best’.

New-look Atrium Bar

With its fresh new colour palette and eye-catching canopy of custom-designed feature lights, the Atrium bar has taken on a new look. Now, guests can grab a casual cocktail in a sophisticated setting that strikes just the right balance of openness and intimacy.

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Mei Wei Dumplings

Designed by architecture and interior design firm Luchetti Krelle, Mei Wei Dumplings provides a contemporary take on the hawker lanes of Hong Kong. Guests can watch the chefs at work through a 2.6 metre viewing panel into the dumpling assembly area – the perfect way to whet the appetite! On the menu: over 50 unique options for dine-in or take away.

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M&G Café and Bar

Making itself at home in the former Spinners area, M&G Café and Bar has been designed by Luchetti Krelle to complement the atrium area’s vibrant atmosphere. Natural textures and soft tones embrace the venue’s coastal setting, while the menu is brimming with tempting café-style fare. From morning coffees to evening drinks, M&G has you covered.

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Outdoor lighting projection

Every night, The Star is illuminated by a new lighting display, which celebrates the Gold Coast’s stunning natural environment. Seventeen individual projectors combine to create this moving spectacle, making this one of Australia’s largest permanent outdoor projection systems.

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Refurbished Penthouse

With its private hallway and grand doors, our Penthouse evokes a sense of luxury from the moment you step inside. Exquisitely appointed with Turkish marble throughout, it sets the scene for relaxation. All rooms offer stunning views of the Gold Coast’s 52km stretch of coastline and are elegantly styled with the finest finishes, as well as integrated technology that takes you to a world of indulgence.

Refurbished Suites

Our suites are now more indulgent than ever, with seamless open plan layouts that allow for seamless indoor and outdoor entertaining, and state-of-the-art Bose sound systems equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. And of course, let’s not forget the private bars, spacious sun terraces equipped with operable roofs, and panoramic views!

Refurbished Executive Deluxe Rooms

From fully integrated technology tailored to suit your personal preferences to locally commissioned artworks that provide each room with a unique personality,  our Executive Deluxe Rooms have been upgraded to offer guests a whole new level of sophistication.

Refurbished Superior Deluxe Rooms

Our newly unveiled Superior Deluxe Rooms combine classic luxury with stunning contemporary design. Guests can sit back against bespoke bedheads, bathe in L’Occitane products, and enjoy our signature range of luxurious bedding and pillows – exclusive to The Star Entertainment Group properties.

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Garden Kitchen & Bar

With its cascading greenery, modern design, and fresh seasonal menu, Garden Kitchen & Bar is a celebration of the Gold Coast’s laidback lifestyle. Featuring a generous indoor dining area, lively open kitchen, 13-metre long bar, and expansive deck, it’s ideal for a leisurely bite, family meal, or date night. 
Call 07 5592 8787 for reservations!

Cucina Vivo

Opened in December 2014, Cucina Vivo was inspired by cliff-top restaurants along the Amalfi Coast – featuring an outdoor terrace, relaxed atmosphere and authentic Italian menu. Guests are encouraged to celebrate a complete dining experience as they’re welcomed into the theatre of the kitchen, which comes complete with a two-metre long wood-fired oven manned by our very own Pizzaiolo.

Book online or call 1800 074 344 for reservations!

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Multi award-winning Japanese restaurant Kiyomi gained industry recognition just six months after opening – claiming a prestigious Chef’s Hat at the 2016 and 2017 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Awards. With its cutting-edge Japanese fare and impressive drinks menu, Kiyomi has certainly taken fine dining up a notch – and even features a bespoke large-scale fluorescent UV art installation by Tokyo-based street artist Houxo Que aka Questa.
Book online or call 1800 074 344 for reservations.

Porte-cochere lighting installation

Technology meets art in a dazzling display on our porte-cochère – where an innovative new lighting installation has become an attraction in its own right. Made up of over 10,500 lights, this intricate display illuminates our tropical palm trees to create a huge natural 3D digital screen. Certainly worth a visit just to witness it in action!

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Pavilion Lawn

Situated between Garden Kitchen & Bar and The Pavilion, our landscaped Pavilion Lawn has been completely transformed with a host of improvements. With a driveway turning circle for enhanced traffic flow, wheelchair ramps for easy access, outdoor bench seating, and stylish lawn furniture to relax on, it lends itself to a unique array of events and occasions. 

Luxury Poolside Experience

In our tropical climate, the swimming pool will always be a popular spot – and now, there’s even more to love about our poolside experience.

Exterior Building Refresh

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to smarten things up. In our case, this was no small feat – in fact it took eight abseiling painters more than 8,000 hours to apply over 12,000 litres of ‘Grand Piano Quarter’ white paint. 

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