The $15million refurbishment of Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) luxury bolthole Silky Oaks Lodge has been extended following unseasonal weather conditions in the region during the crucial early stages of construction.
A revised launch date for the new-look luxury lodge has been confirmed as October 30, 2021.
Baillie Lodges Chief Operating Officer Craig Bradbery said there was a great deal of excitement about the reimagined Silky Oaks Lodge reported from the travel industry, media and travellers alike.
“We’re just thrilled to be bringing a new super-premium product to Tropical North Queensland at a time when Aussie travellers are discovering the incredible experiences on offer in their own country, and of course we’re looking forward to welcoming international guests back to experience the destination as soon as it’s possible,” Mr Bradbery said.
“We believe Silky Oaks Lodge will deliver a new era of experiential luxury in the region and will offer a great complement to existing TNQ luxury lodges including Lizard Island and Mt Mulligan Lodge. We’re already talking with our industry contemporaries around putting together shared itineraries for a high-end discovery of the tropical north, with Cairns as the natural hub,” he said.
As works progress on the refurbishment of celebrated Tropical North Queensland luxury lodge Silky Oaks Lodge, Baillie Lodges continues to recruit its team.
A full suite of staff is needed for the luxury lodge with local TNQ-based staff ideally sought for a wide range of roles, which include duty managers, chefs and kitchen staff, guest services positions, food and beverage service roles, housekeeping staff and spa therapists.
As works progress on the refurbishment of celebrated Tropical North Queensland luxury lodge Silky Oaks Lodge, Baillie Lodges is now looking to recruit its team ahead of its October 1 opening.
A full suite of staff is needed for the luxury lodge, which is being refurbished by parent company Baillie Lodges with works expected to run to more than $15 million, on both improvements to the lodge and suites and to delivering a premium guest experience of the Daintree Rainforest.
Local TNQ-based staff are ideally sought for a wide range of roles, which include duty managers, chefs and kitchen staff, guest services positions, food and beverage service roles, housekeeping staff and spa therapists.
Set adjacent to the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree National Park and along the banks of the gently flowing Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish rainforest escape, with experiences spanning river-snorkelling, driving safaris, Indigenous guided walks, the lodge’s own Healing Waters Spa and access to Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef. Inclusive rates, premium suites, contemporary finishes and a more stylish experience of the Daintree are all part of the works.