North Queensland has welcomed a new luxury resort, following the $44 million redevelopment of Jupiters Townsville Hotel and Casino.
Now known as The Ville, the property’s relaunch marks the completion of a two-year renovation project by The Morris Group, who bought the property in 2014.
Designed by leading architects Woods Bagot, The Ville is centred around an infinity pool with a swim-up bar and landscaped lawns, ideal for live outdoor concerts.
The nine-storey hotel offers 194 guest rooms including deluxe rooms and executive suites, which have been revived with a retro design and unique Queensland touches.
“Our design was inspired by the stunning natural and historic qualities of Townsville,” says lead designer Wade Little.
“The intention was to create a lush pleasure garden using unpretentious forms and materials – white timber, white brick, plaster – to respect the laid-back atmosphere of Townsville.”
The Ville’s brand new conference and events venue, The Pavilion, offers versatile space for up to 1200 guests with high timber ceilings and a wrap-around terrace.
The 779-square-metre venue can be fully enclosed and can be configured into one, two or three private event rooms.
The Ville CEO Michael Jones says the renovation project is a sign of confidence in Townsville as a business events destination.
“We knew that if Townsville wanted to compete with other regional centres for major conferences and events the city needed an updated venue,” he says.
“The Pavilion will attract corporates and conferences to Townsville which will give the city a much-needed economic boost.”
The property also boasts a number of dining venues, including Asian-inspired lobby restaurant Miss Songs, buffet restaurant The Palm House and 330-seat bar and lounge The Quarterdeck.