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By Neharika Padala | August 6 2014
One & Only Hayman Island celebrates its rebirth. After undergoing an $80 million dollar transformational makeover, almost half of the resort’s accommodation is suite, villa, or penthouse.
Situated in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, it welcomed its first guests on July 1, ushering in a new era of ultra-luxury hospitality in Australia, introducing new pool suite accommodations, seven restaurants and bars, and calming and invigorating One&Only Spa treatments, all delivered with the signature One&Only individualized service. This private island resort is surrounded by an amazing natural ecosystem of pristine coral reef formations and diverse marine life, making this special place in the world both an amazing family destination, or a dreamy couple’s flight to romance.
Total number of rooms in suite: Four
Number of entrances to suite: One
Number of bathrooms: Three
Number of suites in hotel: 58 Suites, five Penthouses, one Beach House with pool, and eight Beach Villas
Suite style: Beach chic, featuring natural timbers, light tones, and organic textures throughout.
Key selling points: Feel like you “own” the island with a stay in the resort’s top accommodation that boasts a beautifully refined yet relaxed ambiance. A full glass wall offers panoramic views of the Coral Sea and Whitsundays Islands from every single room, plus from the suite-length terrace. You’ll also enjoy discreet, round-the-clock butler service.
General Manager Guenter Gebhard
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
One & Only Spa is a sanctuary where the body is restored and the soul is soothed. Introducing Amala products to Australia, a crafted collection comprising of rejuvenating, hydrating, purifying, and detoxifying elements. The spa also features the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by the world-renowned Bastien Gonzalez and a contemporary state-of-the-art fitness center.
Signature treatments: Ocean Dreaming Massage and Rainforest Massage
Spa Director Barbara Olvera,
Fire: An elegant venue in which to enjoy the chef’s own style of haute cuisine with a strong Australian influence.
Aquazure: This brand-new beachfront dining spot offers stunning views of the Coral Sea and features a family-friendly menu.
Bar Fifty: Enjoy exotic handcrafted cocktails at this lounge.
Amici: Savor traditional family-style Italian specialties.
Bamboo: Dine on a mélange of technically perfect Asian cuisine from Thailand, Korea, India, and China.
Pacific: Indulge in Saturday brunch in a sociable atmosphere.
On the Rocks: Recline with caviar and champagne in cabanas.
Manager David Mulin,