Doors Now Open at Riley, A Crystalbrook Collection Resort ·

Doors Now Open at Riley, A Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Crystalbrook Collection has officially welcomed their first five-star resort, Riley, to the family with doors opening in Cairns.

Riley is the first of three five-star properties Crystalbrook Collection will bring to the city over the next 14 months and the newest five-star hotel in Cairns for over 20 years, providing a significant boost for the thriving tourist region.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland CEO Pip Close welcomed Riley to the destination’s tourism offerings: “The opening of this new Crystalbrook Collection hotel is very exciting for Tropical North Queensland as it will be a long-awaited drawcard for visitors looking for a new accommodation experience in the region.”

Riley opened its doors yesterday at 10am, with 170 staff on-site to welcome their first guests.

Included in the resort is:

  • 311 rooms and suites. All featuring:
    • In-room iPad control centres
    • Hundreds of complimentary recent release movies and box sets
    • Staycast by Google Chromecast for all your favourite streaming services
    • 24-hour in-room dining

    Crystalbrook Collection CEO Mark Davie said: “This is a momentous day for Crystalbrook Collection. It’s fantastic to finally welcome our first guests and to see everybody enjoying the resort.

    “I’m thrilled to see a lot of local faces as well; we will always be grateful for the unrelenting support the Cairns community has given us,” he said.

    General Manager, Riley, and Area Manager, Cairns, Joel Gordon said: “We’ve been planning for this day for a long time. I couldn’t be prouder of the Riley team. We have a big task ahead of us delivering fresh, thoughtful and truly exceptional hospitality and I couldn’t ask for a better team to achieve this.”

    Crystalbrook Collection Family

    Riley is the first of the Crystalbrook Collection hotels and resorts. The group compares their collection to a family, where each property shares the same heritage but enjoys their own unique personality.

    Riley is the mindful sibling who is all about living in the moment and embracing the now. The resort is situated at the northern end of Cairns iconic waterfront Esplanade.

    About Crystalbrook Collection

    Crystalbrook Collection is an Australian based tourism and hospitality group. Its portfolio consists of Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, hotel and resort developments, a luxury lodge and a 90-foot motor yacht.

    To date, Crystalbrook Collection has committed more than AU$800 million in tourism investments within Australia. The group has recently added Littlie Albion in Sydney’s Surry Hills to the family (trading from December 2018) and have their eyes set on other key Australian destinations.

    Crystalbrook Collection and Ghassan Aboud Group

    Crystalbrook Collection is owned by accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist Ghassan Aboud. Ghassan Aboud Group is a multi-business conglomerate engaged in automobiles, real estate, retail, bespoke catering, media and logistics. In business for more than two decades, the group operates from its global headquarters in the United Arab Emirates with offices in Australia, Belgium, China, Jordan and Turkey.

    The establishment of Crystalbrook Collection in Australia marks the groups substantial investment foray in the region – notably in the acquisition, development and management of hospitality, tourism and related assets.

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