CHRISTOU Design Group produced the winning design for the Prendiville Group’s Hotel Rottnest development that was approved by the State Government yesterday.
In June last year, Prendiville Group executive director hotels Garrett Prendiville told Community News that four architects had submitted plans for a resort on the 11,000sq m site.
The winning design for the resort features 80 air-conditioned spacious rooms with 64 28sq m suites, 14 40sq m beach front villas and two 132sq m beach front executive suites over two levels that have private pools.
The existing 18 rooms at Hotel Rottnest will be demolished to make way for the new development that will also include two feature pools – a main resort pool and a panoramic oceanfront infinity edge pool and lounging decks – a day spa and wellness centre, gymnasium with yoga and pilates courtyard, and a rooftop bar.
Public consultation on the development closed in November last year.
Prendiville Group chairman Peter Prendiville said there had been extensive consultation with the Rottnest Island Authority and Heritage Council to ensure the design met relevant guidelines.
He said it was still to be determined if the main structure of the development would be built on the mainland or the island.
“We want to further enhance the experience for locals and visitors to Western Australia and offer a resort that diversifies the Island’s current accommodation offering,” he said.
The development is expected to open in September 2020.