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Current development

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 is still to come.

Dorsett Hotel and Apartment Tower

On Friday 24 August 2018, Destination Gold Coast Consortium – a joint venture between The Star Entertainment Group and its Hong Kong-based partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium – broke ground for a new $400 million mixed-use tower. Economic benefits flowing from the project will include 2300 jobs, with 1800 in construction and a further 500 created once operational.

This exciting new development will herald the entry of Australia’s first Dorsett hotel. The tower will also include apartment accommodation with 423 one and two-bedroom options, taking the overall supply at the complex to almost 1400 rooms.

Exciting new restaurant and bar concepts are also planned, together with a recreation deck with ocean views and a resort pool for hotel guests.




Harvest Buffet

We’re excited to announce the Gold Coast’s most-loved buffet, Food Fantasy, is undergoing a complete transformation and expansion, reopening as Harvest Buffet this summer!

Adopting similar branding and design cues as its sister venue at The Star Sydney, Harvest Buffet will form part of the property’s ongoing alignment to The Star brand.

Harvest Buffet will see capacity increase by more than 100 to approximately 500 seats, as well as the construction of a new state-of-the-art kitchen and a new entrance allowing for a more seamless entry into the popular restaurant.

A complete feast for the senses, Harvest Buffet is set to become the Gold Coast’s ultimate buffet experience. The bright new venue will offer stunning poolside views, a private dining room and a state-of-the-art buffet including a carvery station and a decadent dessert display with a custom-designed chocolate fountain.

*Concept for illustration purposes only. 

Completed Works


  • A luxury poolside experience
  • Italian restaurant – Cucina Vivo
  • Japanese restaurant and bar – Kiyomi
  • Exterior painting of existing hotel
  • Fresh new dining experience – Garden Kitchen & Bar
  • Refurbishment of all 596 existing rooms
  • Rejuvenated events lawn
  • Replacement of the iconic diamond roof
  • Re-energised Main Gaming Floor
  • One of Australia’s largest permanent outdoor projection systems
  • Lobby Level check-in refresh and redesign
  • Replacement of the sail roof above the Atrium area
  • New-look Atrium Bar
  • Relaxed dining alternatives– Mei Wei Dumplings and M&G Café and Bar
  • The Shop @ The Star
  • Completion of existing lift and escalator upgrade
  • Refreshed property arrival experience
  • More meeting room space and event facilities
  • All-new health and wellness facilities
  • Event Centre refresh
  • Connectivity between our existing hotel and new luxury suite tower with outdoor terrace
  • Completion of new luxury suite tower The Darling
  • Refurbishment of Jbar to Cherry
  • New casual dining outlet Food Quarter
  • Brand new Sports Bar
  • Opening of Nineteen at The Star
  • Canal front parkland upgrade 

What's ahead?

  • Addition of new hotel and apartment tower