The long-awaited $345 million transformation of Jupiters Hotel & Casino is now officially underway, with plans for a new six-star hotel tower, contemporary restaurants and bars, and the complete transformation of all existing facilities.

Work began in August on a new poolside experience complete with private cabanas and an ultra-modern bar. Two of the property’s seven restaurants, Osteria Vivo and entwine, will be closed this month to make way for new dining concepts.

The iconic Gold Coast institution will also take on a new look with exterior painting works to be completed by Christmas. The casino, hotel, five restaurants and seven bars, theatre and conferencing facilities will remain operational during this time with minimal impact on services.

The refurbishment of the existing 592-room hotel and early works on the new six-star luxury hotel tower will commence within the next 12 months.

Managing director Queensland Geoff Hogg said the team is excited to get the redevelopment of Jupiters Gold Coast underway and looks forward to sharing all the details with the local community. “Enjoying the perfect Gold Coast weather is a part of what makes this destination so appealing, so it made sense to start our transformation outdoors,” he said.

Mr Hogg said the multi phased redevelopment is being handled carefully to ensure a world-class project is delivered, while causing as little disruption to guests as possible.

“With all developments, there comes some short-term disruption but we promise the end result will be well worth it,” he said.

Mr Hogg said it’s an exciting time for the Gold Coast with investment taking place across the city and preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in full swing.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this resurgence, and will be working closely with our precinct and wider Gold Coast partners to make sure Jupiters continues to play an integral role in making this beautiful city a must-see destination.

“Echo Entertainment Group is committed to creating a world-class integrated resort, which will boost tourism and one which locals will be proud of.”

Check out the latest artist impressions of the new precinct below:

Suite tower

Suite tower

Refurbished suite in existing hotel

Refurbished suite in existing hotel

Refurbished executive floor room in existing hotel

Refurbished executive floor room in existing hotel

Refurbished bathroom in existing hotel

Refurbished bathroom in existing hotel

New suite tower bedroom

New suite tower bedroom

New restaurant dining terrace

New restaurant dining terrace

The new-look Jupiters

The new-look Jupiters