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Inside look into The Darling at The Star and what it used to be 50 years ago

Amazing images, both then and now!

Inside look into The Darling at The Star and what it used to be 50 years ago


The Star Entertainment Group has just dropped the first look at The Darling - a six star resort adjacent from The Star Grand that looks ahead of its time!

Expected to open in 2018, The Darling signifies the incredibly high standard of luxury and service. Check out these photos of the rooms!

The Darling will feature 57 luxury suits from 70 to 328 square metres in size, with butler service and only the finest amenities and finishes. There will be new signature bars and restaurants as well as world-class gaming amenities and finishes. 

“The Darling at The Star Gold Coast has been designed as a stand-alone hotel, with its own arrival experience, amenities, and an alluring personality. Every aspect will be of an elevated standard – from bespoke fittings, to the service we’re able to provide our guests. It will be a level of sophistication the Gold Coast has never seen before”

- John Autelitano

There will be nine unique suite types, including The Darling Suits, the largest at between 253 and 328 sqm and featuring two opulent king bedrooms, balconies from 80sqm in size, and all of the best features right in front of you.

Every entertainment indulgence has been catered for, with some suits features a billiard room, a private gymnasium and even a KARAOKE room!

The new 17 story structure will also have it's own entrance point, with a new bridge meeting the Gold Coast Highway.

But on the top floor? A gravity-defying infinity pool that will perch 67 metres above ground and five metres beyond the side of the tower. Duck inside and find a high-end restaurant and lounge bar overlooking the pool, complete with ocean views.

The Star has come a long way since its opening in 1985, but can you believe it was once a camping ground? Take a look at the history of Broadbeach Island!



Before Broadbeach was the hub for high-end fashion, restaurants and gambling, it was just a sleepy neighbour to the bustling and fast-booming Surfers Paradise. Broadbeach Island welcomed tourists for a different experience than on offer today, with a family-friendly caravan park called Broadbeach Island Caravan Park. 





In 1985 the land was sold to develop the Gold Coast's very own Casino - Conrad Jupiters Casino Broadbeach. Over the next 30 years, it would develop eight bars, seven restaurants, a ballroom, theatre, health spa and gym while accomodating guests in nearly 600 rooms.





As of this year it's been rebranded as The Star Gold Coast, with construction of a 17 storey-tower already underway and $345 million pumped into the new development. 



Who knows what's next for The Star Gold Coast.... but this image circulated the Internet just a few months ago.

Broadbeach Island has changed A LOT over the last 50 years, but will always remain an iconic part of Gold Coast history.

The refurbishment taking place on Broadbeach Island also includes eight new food and beverage offerings, with a further five to open before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. So best keep your eyes out for updates - it's going to be insane!