Accor pins hopes with Swissôtel

July 18, 2017


AccorHotels and Golden Horse Group partner on new luxury venture




Swissôtel Links Hope Island Golf & Spa Resort to open 2019



AccorHotels has announced a new partnership with renowned Hong Kong based property developers, the Golden Horse Group, unveiling bold plans to open a new-build hotel under the luxury Swissôtel brand in 2019.


The announcement comes exactly 12-month on from AccorHotels’ acquisition of the FRHI Group, comprising Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotels.


The new-build Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island Resort will be built at the popular 18-hole Links Hope Island Golf Course precinct, in the affluent Hope Island district.


Links Hope Island Golf Club has maintained its reputation among golfers and industry as the premier golf course on the Gold Coast, and is currently rated 3rd in Queensland.  Opened in 1993, and designed by five time British Open Champion, Peter Thomson, and partner, Michael Wolveridge, it is ranked by Australian golfing legend, Peter Senior, as “one of the best championship courses you’ll play.” 


The hotel will boast 150 guest rooms across three levels. The Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island Resort will feature a fitness centre, conferencing facilities for up to 300 people and a restaurant to complement the existing golf course facilities.


A spa and wellness centre, a resort pool, yoga facilities, along with a children’s play area will collectively create an exciting new destination for locals and tourists.


Swissôtel Links Hope Island Golf & Spa Resort will provide avid golfers with the ultimate golfing destination with rooms overlooking the iconic 18th hole. 


AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the development would significantly contribute to local economy and bring a new level of luxury accommodation to the Gold Coast.


“The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s strongest performing tourism markets, with domestic and international visitation figures increasing year-on-year and leisure proving to be a robust sector,” said Mr McGrath.


“The Swissôtel brand is internationally renowned for quality, intelligent design and 5-star luxury and to that we are thrilled to be announcing our partnership with Golden Horse Group to bring the Swissôtel brand to Queensland. 


“One year ago AccorHotels acquired the FRHI Group and we are thrilled to be announcing a second Swissôtel hotel in the Pacific region and to be growing such an iconic brand.


“The Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island Resort is a significant and exciting addition to AccorHotels growing luxury hotel portfolio and will be a major driver and drawcard for both the corporate and leisure sectors. The facilities the resort will offer will draw considerable interest; combine this with year round warm weather, Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island will undoubtedly be a flagship property in our network.”


Mr Feng, owner and director of Golden Horse Group said “We chose Hope Island as one of our core development areas as it has a great locational advantage, being part of the booming northern corridor of the Gold Coast yet only 40 minutes from Brisbane. 


“Working with AccorHotels, the Swissôtel brand will bring our concept to a new level and the resort will be an absolute destination for people all over the world to experience”.


Members of AccorHotels’ free loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels will also be able to earn points for stays at the new hotel and access rewards and benefits which include free wifi, room upgrades and welcome drinks. AccorHotels Chinese Optimum Services program which caters specifically to Chinese travellers, will also be implemented throughout the hotel.


Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island Resort will be situated on Hope Island Road, a 45 minute drive from both Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast International Airport.


Once open, Swissôtel Gold Coast Hope Island Resort will be the second Swissôtel in Australia, joining the Swissôtel Sydney and a network of over 40 hotels worldwide.



About Swissôtel

Conveniently located where travellers want to be, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts provides guests with the opportunity to stay in the heart of more than 30 top locations worldwide, where they can confidently explore the very best each destination has to offer.  Synonymous with all there is to love about Switzerland, the brand remains true to its roots, successfully combining genuine Swiss hospitality with intelligent design and local flair. With social responsibility at the forefront and a genuine commitment to positively impact the destinations it calls home, every Swissôtel upholds industry-leading sustainability standards and is committed to treating guests, colleagues, and the environment with equal respect. This all comes together to provide guests with peace of mind that is authentically Swiss.


Part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Swissôtel offers business and leisure guests an authentic and local travel experience that is full of energy, passion and vitality. For more information or reservations, please visit



AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend,  SO Sofitel, Sofitel,onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1.


With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels. 


AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.



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