Riley the first of three properties planned for Cairns over the next three years

Riley is the first of three 5-star properties Crystalbrook Collection will bring to the city over the next 14 months.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland CEO Pip Close said the opening of the new Crystalbrook Collection hotel was exciting for the region.

“It will be a long-awaited drawcard for visitors looking for a new accommodation experience in the region,” she said.

The resort features 311 rooms and suites, a 1000 sqm swimming lagoon; three themed restaurants and bars; and conference and events space for up to 400 across the east and west wings.

Crystalbrook Collection CEO Mark Davie said it was a momentous day for the hotel company, which is owned by entrepreneur Ghassan Aboud. “It’s fantastic to finally welcome our first guests and to see everybody enjoying the resort,” he said. “I’m thrilled to see a lot of local faces as well; we will always be grateful for the unrelenting support the Cairns community has given us.”

Original Article: cim Magazine