If it’s been a minute since you visited Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, it’s high time you stopped by. The iconic venue has undergone an incredible transformation to become JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, marking the debut of Marriott International’s iconic JW Marriott brand in the Pacific region and unveiling an awe-inspiring new aesthetic in the process. Designed to embody the natural beauty and relaxed mood of coastal Queensland, everything has been considered to imbue a sense of calm – from its signature Secret Spots, private nooks and secluded spaces for quiet pauses to its relaxation rituals and guided meditation sessions. Each of the 223 guest rooms have been revamped in line with the brand’s sophisticated new look to feature soft, neutral colour palettes, spacious surrounds, stunning vistas and plush, luxurious bedding. Hungry? JW Marriott Gold Coast offers six new food and beverage venues to cater to your every culinary whim. Its signature restaurant, Misono, is inspired by the famous Harajuku laneways and showcases a range of dining experiences including an intimate sushi bar and whisky bar with an outdoor terrace. The resort’s all-day dining restaurant, Citrique, dishes up the freshest local produce and seafood, whilst JW Market brews freshly ground coffee and grab-and-go bites. Chapter & Verse serves as a tranquil lounge by day and a sophisticated cocktail bar by night and if it’s authentic farm-to-table dining you crave, JW Garden will certainly satiate your appetite. Outside is where the real relaxation happens. Soak in some rays and take a dip in the dreamy tropical aquatic area, which includes both a saltwater lagoon and a freshwater pool. The ever-popular lagoon is enveloped by a picturesque white sandy beach, tropical gardens and a cascading waterfall, making it the perfect backdrop to while away an afternoon with a poolside cocktail delivery from the bar. There’s also an onsite day spa offering customised treatments if you’re really keen to zen out. Little tackers will also be thoroughly entertained with the venue’s popular Family by JW programs. To make a reservation, jump over here.