The Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas put the sleepy fishing village of Port Douglas on the map when it opened, heralding a new era that attracted celebrities and visitors in their droves. Almost three decades later a stunning multi-million dollar redevelopment that took more than 12 months to complete is set to have the same effect on this tropical paradise.
The beautifully imagined and executed refurbishment extends across all elements of Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas including guest rooms, suites and public areas. All 294 of its reimagined guest rooms embody coastal living and the relaxed paradise of Port Douglas. The fresh colour scheme of the rooms and suites incorporates a selection of natural tones to match the driftwood timber tiled floors, stone-topped mini bars and natural wooden furnishings, with splashes of coastal turquoise green to add subtle pops of colour.
The indoor-outdoor balconies now feature daybeds that complement the classic interiors, allowing guests to lounge lavishly and comfortably while soaking in the sun and tropical sights. The resort has also introduced 41 Lagoon Edge Rooms and 12 Lagoon Edge Studio Suites on the ground floor with private balconies offering guests direct access to the resort’s saltwater lagoon swimming pools.
The all-encompassing refresh also features the Sheraton brand’s debut of SPG Keyless in Asia Pacific, the industry’s first truly mobile and keyless entry system that allows Starwood Preferred Guest members to use their smartphone as a key to their rooms through the SPG app.
Beyond the guest rooms, Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas also features a reinvigorated lobby experience, with a revamped porte cochére and main entrance, featuring natural tones and pockets of tropical gardens. The introduction of 26 cabanas in prime locations surrounding the two hectares of lagoon pools redefines poolside relaxation.
Guests can also enjoy a variety of enhanced dining options, from the Lobby Café which offers a fresh menu of barista coffee, light meals and snacks, to the debut of the Sheraton brand’s signature restaurant, Feast, featuring an interactive buffet and alfresco poolside dining experience on the outdoor deck with expanded seating to accommodate additional guests.
Additionally, the remodelled Daintree Bar & Lounge offers the Sheraton brand’s Paired menu, a selection of small plates expertly matched with premium wines and craft beers that marries globally inspired cuisine with local culture for a unique and unexpected dining experience.
“From the Tropical North Queensland inspired colour palette, to the local-inspired dining choices, Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the destination from the second they step foot on property,” says Vincent Ong, senior director, brand management, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.