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Transformed Hayman Island Resort opens after $135 million luxury refurbishment

Transformed Hayman Island Resort opens after $135 million luxury refurbishment
July 3, 2019

The Hayman Island Resort in the Whitsundays has reopened following a $135 million refurbishment to offer the highest standards of luxury and service delivered to guests visiting one of the world’s most desirable destinations.

Now managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, the refurbishment, with DBI Designs, DAARC and KY Design, has delivered a reinvention of the property into a 166-room private resort approached via luxury catamaran, helicopter or seaplane.

Renamed Hayman Island by Intercontinental, it has three wings of rooms, suites and villas all positioned to give views of the Coral Sea along with five restaurants and bars

Leanne Harwood, Managing Director for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts - Australasia and Japan, explained “we are tremendously proud to welcome our first guests to Hayman Island.

“InterContinental has been a pioneer in luxury travel for over 70 years and Hayman Island has become pivotal in our expansion plans for Australasia as we continue to open and operate in the most highly sought-after destinations in the world.”

Greg Shaw, Chief Executive of property owner Mulpha Australia Limited, added “Hayman Island is an iconic Australian resort destination in the heart of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

“The resort created a new benchmark for the Australian market upon opening and our investment of $135 million to reposition and relaunch Hayman will create a new standard for luxury resort travel in the region.”

As the closest private island to the Great Barrier Reef, offering a meaningful connection to the surrounds has been at the heart of the resort’s activities

Guests can swim with turtles in the azure seas surrounding the island or experience the magic from the air via helicopter or seaplane offering breathtaking views of the Whitsundays.

For the younger explorers, The Planet Trekkers kids club, known to regular globetrotters with IHG®, delivers an equally immersive experience for children. Activities have been created to spark curiosity in the island’s surrounds with insight-filled learning sessions about the Great Barrier Reef, coral planting adventures and junior meditation classes for the whole family.

Sensory moments are to be found at Hayman ® Spa, offering meditation and energy healing practices, as well as signature treatments conceptualised with emphasis on their transformative capabilities.

In partnership with Australian brand Sodashi, Hayman® Spa will invite guests to travel deeper into relaxation and their connection to their surroundings with one-of-a-kind, Marine Treatments, uniquely inspired by the Whitsundays, using Australian sourced, quality marine ingredients such as Australian Green Clay and Kelp.

Exclusive access of the island is also available for world-class weddings, meetings, incentives and events.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the largest luxury hotel brand in the world with more than 204 InterContinental hotels open worldwide and more than 50 new hotels in the pipeline, set to expand the brand’s portfolio in the most sought-after destinations around the world.

For more information go to haymanisland.intercontinental.com.

Images shows the refurbished Hayman Island by Intercontinental.

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