Sunshine Tower Hotel relaunches following extensive upgrade
After acquiring the hotel in 2015, owner The Heytman Group began an 18-month upgrade of the hotel, restoring the building with contemporary furnishings and fittings throughout its 61 rooms.
The hotel’s relaunch was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting event attended by Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch.
Entsch said it was terrific to see Sunshine Tower Hotel back in operation in Cairns.
“The Sunshine Tower Hotel has a long history in Cairns and it’s great to be able to maintain some of that heritage while updating the establishment to bring it in line with today’s modern standards,” he said.
“It’s a real testament to the confidence the Heytman Group has in Cairns as a vibrant international tourist destination with potential for great growth in the future, and I welcome their investment in our city.”
The Heytman Group’s David Heytman said that while the building was established 25 years ago it has been fully refreshed inside and out, spanning accommodation, commercial and public areas and the introduction of increased security to the hotel lobby.
“We are delighted with the results and the opportunity to return one of Cairns’ iconic hotels to its former glory,” he said.
“It feels great to be investing in existing infrastructure and making a small but meaningful difference in terms of employment and the local hospitality industry.
“As a team, we are very optimistic to be part of a vibrant regional city that is a world-class and wholly desirable, global destination.”