Family-owned tourism and hospitality operators, Morris Group, have unveiled their latest project, Ardo – a Townsville luxury hotel set to redefine North Queensland’s resort lifestyle.

Ideally positioned on Townsville’s foreshore, the $88 million development will iincorporate high-end accommodation, world-class dining, a luxurious day spa, and a stunning rooftop pool deck featuring a panorama view across the Coral Sea out to Magnetic Island.

Morris Group Founder and Executive Chairman Chris Morris said Ardo would provide a boost for North Queensland’s tourism industry. “We know that North Queensland has so much to offer as a destination, so there is huge demand for domestic and international visitors to travel here,” he said.

Ardo is coming to market with 132 rooms and suites, most of which enjoy sea views. The premium suites which are positioned on the corners of the hotel, feature expansive balconies with 270-degree panoramic views. Eight of the rooms also feature baths on the balconies which face directly out to the Coral Sea and Magnetic Island.

The rooftop restaurant Marmor is inspired by the region’s world-class meat and seafood offering with a focus on offering contemporary Australian cuisine. On the stunning ground floor a Japanese restaurant, Terasu, will present a lively take on traditional Japanese fare. Sitting alongside Ardo is Morris Group’s other Townsville resort, The Ville.

Ardo guests will be able to use The Ville precinct’s amenities which include the famous oceanside swimming pool with swim-up bar, gym and casino. “While The Ville provides relaxed, tropical surroundings and casual sophistication, Ardo will offer a luxury accommodation experience for travellers seeking a more high-end stay,” Mr Morris said.

Bookings will open for Ardo later this year and the hotel is on track to open at the end of 2023.

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