Gold Coast to Welcome a Superyacht Marina and Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The sunny Gold Coast will become the location of Australia’s third Ritz-Carlton hotel following the announcement of a A$480 million project that will transform Mariner’s Cove.

Set to attract superyacht owners and charters, the waterfront project in Mariner’s Cove will also include the 70-berth Main Beach Superyacht Marina which will have berths for vessels up to 75 metres in length. As for The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast, the luxurious 150-room hotel is confirmed to open in 2026.

Hospitality giant Marriott International teamed up with Melbourne-based developers Pelligra Group and Giannarelli Group as part of the multi-million dollar redevelopment.

Director of Giannarelli Group, Dion Giannarelli said the precinct will be for everyone to come and enjoy.

It has been designed as a destination, we envision everyone from a business traveler to families enjoying everything the precinct and the Gold Coast more broadly has to offer. 

Dion Giannarelli, Director of Giannarelli Group

Renders of the project

The high-end marina and hospitality precinct will rest in the heart of Mariner’s Cove, spanning the Broadwater between Marina Mirage and the Southport Yacht Club.

Defined by luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast, will also come with bars, restaurants, a lobby lounge and a rooftop swimming pool. While its neighbouring hotel, Palazzo Versace, also offers five-star amenities and rooms, the Ritz will position itself as a lifestyle precinct comprising more than 6,500 square metres of hospitality and retail, all overlooking the superyacht marina.

We have no private residences, unlike Versace, and the precinct itself is a public accessible space for the community to enjoy waterside access.

Dion Giannarelli, Director of Giannarelli Group

The renders of the multi-million dollar project feature architecture by Melbourn-based studio, Kennon and depict a low-rise, U-shaped structure.

The Market Herald’s Iolande Skinner discussed the Main Beach Superyacht Marina project with Dion Giannarelli earlier this year at the Sydney International Boat Show.

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