The Silky Oaks Lodge in Tropical North Queensland unveiled three million dollars worth of refurbishments this week, with the completion of four new Billabong Suites.
Unveiled at a launch party at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Sydney, the suites are part of a major renovating project for the accommodation property, located on the Mossman River, within the Daintree Rainforest.
The Billabong Suites are in addition to the propertys other accommodation options including the deluxe treehouses and riverhouses.
Owner, Paul van Min said he was excited about the opportunities the developments and suites would bring the 82-acre rainforest property.
Silky Oaks Lodge has been re-born as a luxury experience through the implementation of a five year plan, he said.
We wanted to create a really different experience... and I think weve achieved that.
The new suites were designed by a Dutch interior-architect and feature unique, hand-crafted wooden furniture.
The Billabong suites carry a very strong natural timber and rainforest theme.
Other renovations included a new five star reception and greeting area and a more ecological approach to the entire property.
Laurent Pedemay executive chef for the Lodges Treehouse Restaurant was also in Sydney for the launch, serving guests freshly prepared dishes, using ingredients he brought with him from the local area.
This is the same seafood, the same herbs and spices, the very same ingredients and techniques youll come to appreciate when dining at our Treehouse Restaurant, Mr Pedemay said.
We use a variety of produce and always try to be mindful of our guests. We design menus that are balanced for every palate. The restaurant is open-air and the food is complimentary to the wonderful surroundings.
A further luxurious addition; the floor-to-ceiling windowed Healing Waters Spa, with seven treatment rooms, was voted Australias best luxury spa at the 2011 World Luxury Spa Awards.
Silky Oaks Lodge is located just one hour north of Cairns and a short drive north of Port Douglas.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T