Situated on 50 acres with almost two kilometres of absolute beach frontage, Byron Bay’s first world-class beachfront resort, Elements of Byron, is officially open.
Three separate pavilions make up the central resort and leisure facilities, featuring a signature restaurant and lobby bar, a luxurious infinity lagoon pool, poolside bar and kiosk in a precinct complete with sunken fire pit, gymnasium and five suite garden spa.
Chief operating officer AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath, said “We congratulate the owners and hotel team on opening this exceptional world-class resort. AccorHotels welcomes this latest addition to our boutique MGallery Collection and franchise hotel network which is set to delight guests with its unsurpassed beachfront locale whilst showcasing the very best of the Byron Bay region.”
Development of the $100 million dollar “slow architectural” resort has been lovingly tended throughout by owner Peggy Flannery. Design was driven by reverence to the four landscape ecologies present on the site – rainforest, dunal, eucalypt and wetland. Specific native landscaping, furnishings and colour palettes reflect the ecology or landscape in which each particular villa sits.
Leon Pink, general manager Elements of Byron said, “Being privately owned by a couple who are passionate about the site, let alone the resort crafted within it, helps a lot. Nothing was compromised. I’ve never really experienced another similar situation.”
The resort with state of the art conferencing facilities, catering up to 450 delegates has also opened Graze at Elements, an all-day, produce-first dining option, along with Drift Bar and Barefoot Bar and Kiosk. Elements of Byron’s signature dining experience, scheduled to open over the next few months is Mixed Dozen Restaurant, as well as a private Beach Club mid-year. Also in the offing is a fully refurbished 100-seat two carriage heritage train which will run between the resort and the Byron Bay township, a journey of 3kms.