The new private island InterContinental will open in July 2019, featuring 166 luxurious rooms and villas
Hayman Island by InterContinental will open its doors in July 2019, more than two years after Hayman Island’s previous hotel, One&Only, was forced to close its doors in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Following a significant investment to refurbish the product, like the island’s previous iteration Hayman Island by InterContinental will be a private island resort featuring 166 rooms, its guests the only witnesses to Hayman Island’s tropical 400 hectares and an unbeatable panorama of the world famous Whitsundays.
The resort will introduce a new luxurious design concept across all rooms, suites and residences, world-class food and beverage experiences and eminent facilities from a new spa to kids club and retreat spaces. The new InterContinental will also cater to the growing group of discerning travellers seeking out boutique hotels and local, authentic experiences in their travels by offering guests meaningful experiences and local know-how, in addition to the expected frills of the InterContinental brand.
“It is a privilege to introduce a brand new luxury concept for local and international visitors alike,” said newly appointed Resort Manager Mark Eletr. “Myself, like many, share a special affinity with Hayman Island; its spectacular beauty and seclusion are rare encounters in today’s world…I am deeply excited to work with my team and deliver our shared vision to open Australia’s most iconic island resort.”
Located on the northernmost point in the Whitsunday Islands, Hayman Island by InterContinental is accessible via Hamilton Island and then by either luxury vessel, helicopter or seaplane.
As part of the multi-million dollar refurbishment, guests can expect two brand new Residences, one three-bedroom Beach House with no less than three private pools including an infinity pool, and 16 new Retreat Rooms. Located behind the villas, the private one-bedroom Retreat Rooms will be a mere 10 metres from the beach, with Interconnecting Retreat Rooms available for family and multi-generational holidays.
The resort will also offer a wellness and spa centre and a new wellness concept that extends the facilities to include holistic experiences such as yoga and visiting wellness specialists, alongside traditional spa and beauty treatments.
A complete overhaul of the food and beverage offering will be introduced under InterContinental management, with an emphasis on refined Australian dining, while an all-new Italian restaurant called Pacific will be relaunched and will be conceptually-led to include themed dinners and event for guests.
The Pool Club will offer guests an Asian fusion with mixed Asian cuisine, complemented by colourful and playful aesthetics and a resident DJ.
Get a first look of the new resort below: