The recent redevelopment of the Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas has been recognised for construction excellence by the Master Builders Association Queensland. The revitalisation of the resort’s Central Complex, Country Club and VIP Rooms was on Saturday 11 August awarded Far North Queensland's Project of the Year for Refurbishment or Renovation over $2 Million.
Originally opening it’s doors in 1987 by Australian billionaires Christopher and Pixie Skase, the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas exuded all things excessive of the decade that was the 1980’s. The most opulent holiday destination in Australasia when developed, welcomed a number of impressive national and international guests during it’s 30 year history, but it is the hotel’s recent redevelopment that has put the beach front resort back on the bucket list of luxury holiday makers.
The workmanship across the redevelopment, including the main lobby, restaurants, bars, cafes, lounges, conference centres and VIP luxury suites is of exceptionally high quality.
Vaughan Constructions, together with The Buchan Group, Highgate Management and Mim Design took a curatorial approach to the 5 star hotel’s renovation, carefully blending elements of the existing 1970’s and 80’s Hawaiian style interior, with modern materials and a refreshed colour scheme. The layering of multiple materials and finishes including glass, stone, brass, timber and fabric, often all included into a single joinery unit has created a interior, which leading design magazine Belle Australia describes as “both gentle and bold”. The blending of these varying elements required an extensive level of custom joinery, together with bespoke fittings and fixtures demanded detailed and precise workmanship.
Vaughan Construction’s managing director, Andrew Noble said “with no two items the same, a quick and repetitive install process was not possible. Innovative construction techniques were employed to ensure the highest quality outcomes, for 5-star luxury appeal.”
With the redevelopment now complete, the resort is the perfect place for the discerning traveller wanting an opulent experience close to home.
Congratulations to all members of the project team: our client, all of our staff, consultants and suppliers on this exceptional achievement.