Daydream Island commences construction ahead of August 2018 reopening
Daydream Island in the Whitsundays has commenced its demolition and construction program ahead of its long-awaited redevelopment expected to be completed in August 2018.
Following the damage caused in March by Cyclone Debbie, Daydream Island has invested $86 million in the redevelopment of the island.
On Monday 27 December, construction officially began with Architecture firm, Hunt Design, leading the redesign of the island’s resort accommodation and venues.
Daydream Island General Manager Dawson Tang said Daydream will bring a boost for the regions employment and jobs sector.
“Once Daydream Island has reopened, there will be at least 270 job opportunities creating a huge boost for the region.”
Daydream’s Director of Sales and Marketing Jayson Heron said that bookings are now open for stays from September 2018 onwards.
“We are very pleased to be able to reopen bookings for the resort,” Mr Heron said.
“The interest level is high and we look forward to unveiling final details of the redevelopment in the near future.
“We’re proud to once again become a premier Queensland destination of choice for not only holiday makers but also for weddings and conferences.”
Daydream is opening up a sales and marketing office located at Chatswood in Sydney.
Enquiries for Daydream Island Resort and Spa bookings can be made on the toll free number 1800 075 040.
Major works already announced will include redevelopment of the Arrivals pavilion, Reception, main Atrium area, Waterfalls restaurant, Lagoons bar, all room types and Mermaids Restaurant. Additionally, the Lovers Cove function area will be expanded and a new Asian-inspired restaurant will be built.
The resort’s conference facilities will also be significantly revamped and expanded.