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Village Roadshow moves forward with plans for a 398-room hotel at Movie World
Village Roadshow appears to be moving forward with plans to develop a nine-story, 398-room hotel at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast with reports that the company has lodged a trademark application for its brand.
As reported by the Gold Coast Bulletin, IP Australia documents show Village Roadshow applied for a trademark for ‘Hotel V’ at the end of March. It is pending registration.
Village Roadshow, acquired by private equity firm BGH at the end of last year, gained development approval for a hotel on its 14 hectare site at Oxenford in 2017, with plans for the hotel including a business centre and function centre as well as “extensive outdoor swimming facilities, outdoor guest recreation areas and feature landscaping plantings”.
While the company has made no formal announcement on the plan, Village Roadshow Theme Parks Chief Operating Officer, Bikash Randhawa has been active on social media, writing “I don’t do this often, but get ready for some HUGE announcements from us. There will be no theme park on the GC or in Australia that will be able to compete with us.”
The news follows the Gold Coast Bulletin last week revealing that Dreamworld’s owner Ardent Leisure is looking for major new attractions for the theme park beyond its new $32 million Steel Taipan ride.
Image: Aerial view of Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast.
21st April 2021 - Ardent Leisure promotes Greg Yong as Theme Park Division Chief Executive
26th January 2021 - Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ Michael Croaker launches Park Life podcast
9th December 2020 - BGH Capital confirmed as Village Roadshow’s new owners
8th December 2020 - Village Roadshow reveals new imagery for Sea World’s New Atlantis Precinct
2nd December 2020 - Dreamworld announces summer entertainment and new rollercoaster name
27th November 2020 - Village Roadshow leads Queensland tourism operators in advertising summer positions
13th October 2020 - Takeover offer for Village Roadshow ‘fair and reasonable’
20th September 2018 - Movie World launches new climb attraction on Southern Hemisphere’s tallest HyperCoaster
30th July 2018 - Clark Kirby outlines vision for Topgolf’s Australian expansion
22nd September 2017 - Warner Bros. Movie World opens southern hemisphere’s largest rollercoaster
3rd June 2016 - Warner Bros. Movie World celebrates 25 years of movie magic
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