A new AUD$100 million luxury beachfront resort is taking shape on Belongil Beach in Byron Bay.
The resort is named “Elements of Byron”, and is being constructed on a site that encompasses rainforest, lakes and two kilometres of absolute beach frontage.
The approval is for 193 individual one and two bedroom villas along with the central resort and leisure facilities, are due for completion by Christmas 2015.
Private owner, Peggy Flannery is personally involved in all design aspects of the resort to ensure it is sympathetic to the site.
Upon arrival guests will be granted an unforgettable welcome past water and fire elements into the contoured main pavilion, with a curved roof symbolising the sand dunes along the beach frontage.
Weaving throughout the property is a large lagoon pool, spa, numerous additional water features and sunken fire pit.
Accor Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Elements of Byron under its boutique luxury brand – The MGallery Collection.
Accor Pacific chief operating officer Simon McGrath, said the new property will boost tourism in Byron Bay greatly.
“This landmark, beachfront resort in Byron Bay will be a major boost for the NSW tourist economy. We congratulate the owners on their amazing vision which is evident in the resort’s thoughtful design,” Mr McGrath said.
The project is generating over 280 construction jobs and once operational, will be responsible for approximately 150 direct and indirect staff.