Towers of Chevron Renaissance
The Towers of Chevron Renaissance are the three”“tower residential resort sits above the Chevron Village, a cosmopolitan retail, dining and entertainment complex just meters away from most famous patrolled beach in Surfers Paradise, city of Gold Coast, Australia. The $400 million project of Chevron Renaissance combines Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre and Towers of Chevron Renaissance has been widely recognized as a major catalyst in revitalizing the heart of the Gold Coast, and it has unique extensive lifestyle facilities, quality permanent and holiday accommodation and a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment attractions. Opened in October 2000, the Chevron Village has transformed the centre of Surfers Paradise with its elegant and welcoming village”“style, cosmopolitan cafes, fashion boutiques and a range of specialty stores along palm”“fringed boulevards and central piazza. The architectural innovation in three towers of apartments features city living by the beaches in the sky. Facilities include private theatre, residents' club, health centre, gym facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The resort sits of three apartment towers are managed by Accor hotel group. Towers of Chevron Renaissance was the major part of the $400 million Chevron Renaissance development by Raptis Group. The complex occupied the block of the land, which is stretched from the east, Gold Coast Highway, to the west, Ferny Avenue, from the south, Circle on Cavill, half way towards Cavill Avenue, to the north, Elkhorn Avenue. The construction on the residential Towers of Chevron Renaissance was commenced in September 2001 and completed in December 2004. Gold Coast city mayor councilor Gary Maildon, Chairman and founder of the Raptis Group Jim Raptis and former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie attended on site at the launch of Skyline Central in The Towers of Chevron Renaissance in August 2003.

Chevron Renaissance is the most significant Gold Coast development since late 1950s. Stanley Korman, a hard and keen business sense man, born in Radom, Poland in 1904, arrived in Australia at age 23. He had $80 when he landed and he spoke Polish, Russian, German, Italian, French and Hebrew, but his English was poor. Later he became a successful entrepreneur in textile business and then he sold his major textile interests after World War II and concentrated on hotels and real estate. His believe in town’s ( Surfers Paradise) future was immense; the Chevron Hotel was very much his baby. The first part of the Chevron was a “temporary” public bar that opened in June 1957. In August 1957 the upstairs Skyline Cabaret opened and this was something quite new to Australia ”“ a spacious indoor beergarden where liquor, meals and coffee were available with entertainment and dancing. In June 1958 the first accommodation wing opened at the new Chevron Hotel. This was followed in September by a second wing. In September 1960, work began on the construction of Chevron Hotel’s Main Block, which included a 24”“lane bowling alley underneath and a large, modern convention centre ”“ the Corroboree Room. The Chevron was then as modern as any hotel in Australia and closer international standards than any resort hotel in the nation. In 1987 most of the Chevron was demolished, leaving Surfers Paradise with a two hectare hole in the middle of town for more than a decade due to the recession and lack of the interest from property developers. In October 1999 Raptis Group unveiled plans for the $400 million Chevron Renaissance development and announced work would begin immediately. The management rights to The Towers of Chevron Renaissance were sold to listed company S8 Ltd in June 2002. From 1 December 2006, the world wide name of the hotel group Accor took the management rights to all three towers.

The Towers of Chevron Renaissance complex comprises three towers, Skyline (40 level, 183 units), Skyline North (50 level, 288 units) and Skyline Central (40 level, 240 units), totaled 711 apartments. A pre”“assembled crown weighted 5.6 tonnes was placed on the roof of the Skyline tower in 2003. The decorative steel and aluminum crown measuring nine meters in diameter and six meters tall was lifted 120 meters high. The Towers of Chevron Renaissance has everything at the door steps, the Surfers Paradise beach, restaurants, cafés and bars, sport activities, leisure and entertainments. The apartment has its own club lounge room for either private or business functions. The Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre includes a Coles supermarket on the ground floor. There is a two- acres garden podium with a lagoon fringed in the artificial white sandy beach on the roof top of the fifth floor. Around the garden and lagoon, sheltered colonnades, pavilions, palm trees and walking paths link to each apartment tower. A village-style bridge was built over the lagoon pool. The main hotel reception is located in the Skyline Central tower although Skyline and Skyline North towers have their own lobbies.


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