Inside The Star Gold Coast’s newly opened residences

The Star Gold Coast has introduced the first tower of its apartment-style accommodation in Broadbeach, The Star Residences.

Located on the upper floors of The Star Gold Coast Tower 1 – a 53-storey, $400 million development – The Star Residences comprises 422 contemporary one and two bedroom apartments suitable for short stays, long term rentals and to permanent residence.

View from bedroom at The Star Residences Gold Coast

Star Gold Coast Chief Operating Officer Jessica Mellor said the opening marks an important step in the expansion of the property.

“[The Star Residences Gold Coast] introduces a whole new world of possibilities for leisure and business travelers looking to make the most of our coastal way of life,” said Mellor.

Each apartment has a fully functional kitchen

“Whether you are a family looking for a longer term holiday destination or traveling to the Gold Coast for business, our new serviced apartments offer the best of both worlds – the convenience of the amenities of home, plus a full range of bars, restaurants and entertainment on your doorstep.

Interest in the new offering is already strong, according to Mellor.

Living room and dining room of The Star Residences apartment

“We’ve already seen a fantastic upturn in new apartment-style supply with our first short-term customers checking into their apartments today, and a strong pipeline of bookings,” she said.

“Equally exciting is the concept that we will welcome our first permanent residents to the island who will live as if they were on vacation all year round.

The view from an apartment at The Star Residences Gold Coast

Local architects Cottee Parker designed the apartments to meet the needs of independent travellers, offering the practical comforts of home combined with the conveniences of a world-class resort. Each apartment has a fully functional kitchen, laundry facilities, high-quality Wi-Fi and a living room in a neutral color palette with modern furnishings.

A selection of apartments also includes a dedicated study for those who plan to work during their stay.

The leisure terrace on level 20 invites guests to relax in a swimming pool and lounge chairs

Guests and residents will have access to the Star’s restaurants, bars and recreation areas, as well as the private recreation terrace on level 20, which includes a resort-style pool, lounge chairs, spa, sauna, hammam and a gym, as well as a yoga and pilates studio.

As part of The Star Gold Coast’s $2 billion development, a 63-storey, $400 million second tower comprising 457 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments is set to open in 2024.

Nicholas E. Crittendon