Constellation Hotels has announced 4 Coastal, apartment-style properties will join its Australian-owned network in Cairns, Coolangatta, Newcastle and Lorne on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

The new Australis and Chifley branded properties signal the intention of Constellation Hotels to increase its stable not only in city and urban areas but also in popular coastal destinations.

Constellation Hotels Managing Director, Mr Jonathon Wooller said:

“New generation apartments and hotels opened recently by Constellation in Newcastle and Wollongong have been trading above our expectations, and have paved the way for our hotel network to offer more spacious, modern and efficient hotel operations in other high-demand coastal destinations.”

Australis Cairns Beach Resort and Australis Kirra Surf Apartments will become part of Constellation Hotels in May 2011.

Currently under development, Chifley Grand Central Apartments in Newcastle and Chifley Lorne Resort and Apartments will open in 2012.

The new hotels will boost the number of Constellation’s coastal properties to 20, joining other major leisure destinations such as Townsville, Noosaville, Surfers Paradise, Port Macquarie, Terrigal and NSW South Coast.

Constellation Hotels currently operates more than 60 hotels, resorts and apartments across Australia and New Zealand in coastal, country and city locations.

Australis Cairns Beach Resort

Joining Constellation from May 2011, Australis Cairns Beach Resort is the closest beachfront accommodation to Cairns CBD, offering self-contained one bedroom apartments with large balconies overlooking Hollaways Beach or the tropical surrounds. The resort is set on spacious, beautifully landscaped gardens, with an oasis pool setting, beachfront restaurant and bar, and guest BBQ facilities for do-it-yourself meals alfresco-style.


Australis Cairns Beach Resort

Australis Cairns Beach Resort


Australis Kirra Surf Apartments

Situated at Coolangatta, just 5 minutes from Gold Coast airport, Australis Kirra Surf Apartments will become part of the Constellation network from May 2011. The architecturally designed one, two and three bedroom apartments offer spectacular views over Kirra Beach, with well-appointed European appliances and stylish contemporary furniture. Designed for couples and families, the complex includes an outdoor heated horizon edge pool, gym and sauna, guest BBQ’s and secure underground parking.


Australis Kirra Aurf Apartments

Australis Kirra Surf Apartments


Chifley Lorne Resort and Apartments

Appealing to high-end travellers and holiday makers, Chifley Lorne Resort and Apartments is situated two hours from Melbourne on the rugged south-west coast. Set on a commanding hillside position, the resort has been designed to blend in with the surrounding environment and will provide sweeping ocean views from more than 200 hotel rooms and apartments, with a golf course and day spa on-site.


Chifley Lorne Resort Apartements

Chifley Lorne Resort Apartments

For more information please contact:

Julie McKinnon, Constellation Hotels Director of Marketing

Phone: 0417 261 073 Email: