LUXURY DEVELOPMENT / New hotel gets underway


Signalling its continued confidence in the domestic economy, property  developer, Chiodo has commenced early works on its $300 million luxury resort, Fairmont Port DouglasDemolition of the site’s existing structure is now underway, with Kadem Builders selected to complete the job. 

Welcome news for Port Douglas locals, the Melbourne-based developer aims to clean and beautify the currently ramshackle site which has sat dormant for 15 years. Whilst a project builder is yet to be appointed, Chiodo Principal, Paul Chiodo said his team is looking to put the project out to tender in the first quarter of 2021, in what is set to be another fast-paced and successful year. 

Northeasterly view from Port Douglas Rd
Southeasterly view from Port Douglas Rd

“Having witnessed the anticipation around this project since it was announced in early 2020, it is an amazing feeling to see our vision on track to fruition. With our more recent project, Amba House (a collection of 10 luxury  residences) in Port Douglas due for completion in March, we are thrilled that this new hotel will give us the opportunity to spend more time in this wonderful part of the world. We have an affinity for Port Douglas and following a rough 12 months for this beautiful town, it is fantastic to be part of a project which will put back into the local economy.” 

Chiodo Principal, Paul Chiodo
Render of wedding function on roof top of Fairmont Port Douglas

Anchored by the breathtaking surrounds of the northern Queensland coastline, the Fairmont Port Douglas is on the edge of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. A first of its kind, the resort will be both locally-focused and globally artistic, cultivating a celebration of the planet, sustainability and humanity.

Located at 71-85 Port Douglas Road, it is set to become the first new hotel in Port Douglas in over two decades, as well as the first hotel in the region to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certificate.  With 253 luxury rooms, collection of restaurants and bars, a decadent day spa, a treetop walk and panoramic conference and wedding facilities, the resort is designed with resort-style pools and is built to blend seamlessly with nature. 

Construction on the Fairmont Port Douglas is set to commence in the first quarter of 2021. For more information, please visit 

View toward Fairmont Port Douglas’ Porte Cochere
View of one wing of the hotel accomodation at Fairmont Port Douglas
Aerial view of Fairmont Port Douglas from southwest
Aerial view of Fairmont Port Douglas from southwest