Hayman Island by InterContinental, located at the northern most point in the Whitsunday Islands has welcomed its first guests.
Managed by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Hayman Island has undergone a $135 million refurbishment. The resort is the first of four InterContinental Resorts to open in 2019 and will be followed by ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort and InterContinental Phuket Resort.
Leanne Harwood, Managing Director, Australasia and Japan, IHG said “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, CEO, 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.”
The 166-room private resort offers a taste of island life as they arrive via either catamaran, helicopter or seaplane. Three distinct wings of guest rooms, suites and villas hug the pristine coastline of the island with views of the Coral Sea.
A new addition to the accommodation offering on island is the 400sqm three-bedroom Hayman Beach House, fronting Hayman Beach. Each of the three encompassing suites has their own plunge pool, master ensuite and over-sized bathtub, open plan dining and living room, alfresco entertaining, private sun loungers and unobstructed beach access.