The Star Gold Coast to host 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards
The Star Entertainment Group managing director Queensland Geoff Hogg said securing the state’s premier tourism awards night is yet another coup for the city.
“With tourism a key driver of the Gold Coast, it is only fitting the event move south to our coastal city that has undeniably earnt its reputation of being a crowd favourite for tourists both domestically and internationally alike,” he said.
“We are incredibly excited to roll out the red carpet for the industry’s brightest stars at our newly redeveloped integrated resort as we continue to elevate our status as an in-demand events destination.”
Operating for 33 years, the Queensland Tourism Awards are hosted and coordinated by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and acknowledge the achievements of the state’s tourism industry, including individuals, businesses and events, across 30 categories.
QTIC chief executive Daniel Gschwind said hosting the awards at the Gold Coast in 2018 would be a fitting celebration for the Queensland tourism industry and maintain the momentum of the Commonwealth Games.
“We’re excited to partner with The Star Entertainment Group and bring the awards to the Gold Coast – the original and quintessential home for Australian destination holidays,” he said.
Guests of the event will experience The Star Gold Coast’s newly renovated five-star hotel, refurbished event facilities, and the luxury suite hotel with rooftop restaurant, bar and infinity pool, which is set to open within the next few months.
The news follows the recent announcement that the TV WEEK Logie awards will be hosted at The Star Gold Coast from July next year under a landmark deal to bring the event to Queensland.