Plans unveiled for Dusit Thani Brookwater Golf & Spa Resort at First Residence

Plans unveiled for Dusit Thani Brookwater Golf & Spa Resort at First Residence Dusit Executives, Brookwater Managing Directors and local dignitaries attend the signing of the Dusit Thani Brookwater Golf & Spa Resort at First Residence, Queensland, Australia. First row from left to right: Raynuha Sinnathamby, managing director, Springfield Land Corporation, Richard Turner, chief executive officer, Brookwater Resort Investments, Chanin Donavanik, chief executive, Dusit International. Second row from left to right: Honourable Rob Molhoek, assistant minister for planning, Jimmy Chan, chief executive, Maxsen Capital Hong Kong, Honourable Paul Pisasle, mayor of Ipswich City, Bob Sharpless, deputy chairman, Springfield Land Corporation, David Shackleton, chief operating officer, Dusit International.

Senior executives of Dusit International joined representatives of the Springfield Land Corporation, World Group UK and Maxsen Capital Hong Kong at the Brookwater Golf Club in Queensland earlier to announce the launch of the Dusit Thani Brookwater Golf & Spa Resort at First Residence.

The resort, the first on Australian soil for the Thai hospitality brand, will in its first phase offer 168 luxury resort apartments with private plunge pools overlooking the Greg Norman-designed Brookwater Golf Course, rated number one in Queensland.

Also included in the first phase of the resort will be a Recreation Club with beach-style lagoon pools, lap pools, water slides, a gymnasium, a bridal centre and a wedding chapel; a Resort Clubhouse boasting four signature restaurants, a lobby lounge, 24-hour concierge services, an executive club, the brand’s own Devarana Spa, al fresco restaurants and food markets, and extensive meetings and events facilities.

Investment in this first phase of the project is approximately AUD110m.

Upon completion, the resort will feature a total of 520 luxury resort apartments, a tennis stadium equipped to host international tour events, a water park, a retail emporium, an aquatic centre designed to Commonwealth Games standards, and a Convention Centre set to host conferences, exhibitions and events of all sizes, amounting to a total investment in excess of AUD550m.

The development is in Springfield, conveniently located within 20 minutes of Brisbane’s central business district and just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast, Australia’s premier tourist destination.

Additionally, two international airports are within easy reach of the area.

“The Dusit Thani Brookwater Golf & Spa Resort at First Residence is perfectly placed to serve rising visitor demand to Australia and Queensland, from both local and overseas markets,” explained David Shackleton, chief operating officer, Dusit International.

“Dusit International is ideally placed to optimise the increasing growth in demand from Asia and the Middle East regions.

“The resort’s location between the two high demand markets of Brisbane and the Gold Coast and its proximity to the up and coming business district of Springfield is a huge advantage and we have every confidence in the resort’s future success.”