$100 million Elements of Byron resort set for guests
AFTER almost six years of planning, design and development, the new Elements of Byron resort has officially opened its doors.
The $100 million resort held a "sneak peek" event for 200 guests last week, but now Elements is open to the public.
General manager Leon Pink said feedback from guests had been "overwhelmingly positive".
"We have also been hosting overnight guests and private dinner gatherings, mostly friends of the owners Brian and Peggy Flannery. It has really helped our staff to feel confident and ready," he said.
The resort has 2km of beach frontage, critically endangered littoral rainforest and natural lakes and ponds. There are 94 villas, with a further 96 to be built in Stage 2.
The leisure and event interiors were designed by Rowena Cornwell, who described the style as "upbeat and eclectic".
"The public areas are designed for life, for interaction," she said.
"A sense of wonderment was high on the agenda. I wanted to ensure that while the overall experience was relaxing, there was a good dash of excitement and magic thrown in."
Among the artworks commissioned are a suite of paintings in oil, pigment and charcoal on jute by renowned Byron Bay artist Noel Hart.
Hart has also contributed the feature work for the reception area - five asymmetrical blown glass forms depicting five Australian black cockatoo species, including the locally critically endangered coastal red-tailed Black cockatoo.
Open now at Elements of Byron are Graze, Drift Bar, Osprey Spa, Barefoot Bar and Kiosk, fire pit, gymnasium and state of the art conference wing catering to 450 delegates.
Staggered to open over the next few months are Mixed Dozen signature dinner only experience and a private Beach Club looking out over Belongil Beach.
For bookings and enquiries visit www.elementsofbyron.com.au