Marriott Vacation Club Purchases Australian Resort

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The Marriott Vacation Club (MVC) has announced that they have purchased the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Gold Coast in Australia. Marriott plans to renovate the iconic property and re-introduce it as a mixed-use resort. With this purchase, MVC now offers 55 resorts in the Asia Pacific region.

First, Marriott plans to convert eight floors into timeshare villas. After these renovations, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort will offer 88 vacation villas. However, guests will still have the option to book a studio unit if they wish. Each unit will offer a balcony that provides breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or the Nerang River and mountains.

The surrounding region has influenced many design elements across the resort including waterfalls and lagoons. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s pool area and white sand beach.

President and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Stephen P. Weisz, said,

“Our Owners and guests have long shared with us how Australia is one of their top destinations that they want to experience on vacation, and we listened. For decades the legendary Surfers Paradise Marriott has provided unforgettable vacation memories for Australian families and families from around the world. We are truly excited to add this amazing destination to our portfolio and to welcome Owners and guests to this striking property where they will be surrounded by the beauty and hospitality of Australia.”

Situated on Australia’s Gold Coast in Queensland, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort will be a great destination for MVC members. No matter the season, the area features warm, sunny weather.

Queensland is one of Australia’s most popular tourist areas. While staying at the resort, guests can visit multiple restaurants, shops, entertainment districts, national parks, and of course, the Gold Coast’s renowned beaches. The area is also a short distance from Brisbane, and a 1–2 hour flight from Melbourne, Sydney, and the Great Barrier Reef.

The first phase of renovations are scheduled to be complete by March 2016. Stay tuned to The Timeshare Authority blog for more updates on this project.