The Fairmont Port Douglas is planned to open in Far North Queensland in 2023. Set on the edge of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – the hotel has been sustainably designed to give back to the environment.
Fairmont Port Douglas will boast 253 glamorous rooms, several restaurants and bars, a decadent day spa, a treetop walk and panoramic conference and wedding facilities, all designed around resort-style pools and built to blend seamlessly with nature.
From the organic architecture to copious green spaces and natural light, the resort brings nature close, with butterfly nets above the children’s swimming pool, an intimate lobby inspired by birds’ nests and verdant tropical gardens.
The hotel is also looking to work with the local Kuku Yalanji community, the traditional owners of the land, to provide Indigenous Welcome to Culture and Smoking Ceremonies for special events. The Fairmont Spa will also offer treatments using local ingredients to help guests immerse in the culture of the destination.
The first hotel in the region to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certificate, the hotel has been recognised for its strong environmental credentials, winning the Communities & Culture Award at the Sustainable Destinations Awards in March 2020, even before opening.
The coastal town of Port Douglas is located just one hour’s drive from Cairns and is ideal for snorkelling and diving amongst colourful corals, learning about Australia’s Indigenous history, walking through the oldest living rainforest in the world, immersing themselves in nature, while still enjoying a cosmopolitan nightlife all on their doorstep.