The Star Gold Coast continues to take dining and entertainment to world-class heights by joining forces with high profile identities Simon Gloftis and Billy Cross for a stunning new rooftop restaurant and bar.
The stylish venue will be located on the top level of The Darling luxury suite hotel – the centrepiece of The Star Gold Coast’s current investment set to be delivered before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Acclaimed Gold Coast restaurateur Simon Gloftis and entertainment guru Billy Cross will co-manage the venue with The Star Gold Coast, bringing with them a wealth of home-grown and international dining and entertainment expertise. The Star Gold coast’s new venue will welcome its first guests in March and will offer a superior dining and beverage experience and boast spectacular views.
The restaurant will feature a 110-seat dining area opening out onto an infinity pool overlooking the incredible Gold Coast skyline, as well as a private dining area catering to more intimate functions.
The bar, oozing style and class designed to entertain 300-500 guests, will play host to local DJs and will feature an extensive beverage and cocktail list range as well as private booths and a VIP Bar.
The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg says as the final element of the current redevelopment, the rooftop destination signifies a defining moment in the property becoming an established world-class tourism destination.
“Having already unveiled eight new food and beverage venues as part of the redevelopment, including award-winning Kiyomi, Cucina Vivo and Garden Kitchen & Bar, the new restaurant and bar will further elevate our offering and cement our reputation as a leader on the dining scene,” Mr Hogg said.
“A formidable power duo in Billy Cross and Simon Gloftis, combined with our world-class rooftop location and stunning Broadbeach skyline views, the restaurant and bar promises to be Queensland’s premier dining destination.
“We cannot wait to reveal the name and further design and menu details of what will be a hero feature
of The Star Gold Coast. We are committed to delivering a whole new dining experience for our property and for the city.”
From humble kitchenhand to well respected and highly sought-after icon of the foodie scene, Simon Gloftis has an undeniable passion for food which is evident in his illustrious portfolio of restaurant
successes on the Gold Coast.
From his early years as café owner of local venues such as Three Beans and Little Beans to now the owner of popular Greek restaurant Hellenika and former owner of The Fish House, Gloftis has been a pre-eminent force in evolving the Gold Coast dining scene.
“My passion for food and my passion for my hometown is undying and I remain committed to continually revolutionising how we deliver exceptional, high-end food experiences to ensure the Gold Coast is transformed into a dining mecca,” Mr Gloftis said.
“I wake up in the morning thinking about food and I do not stop until my head hits the pillow at the end of the day so you can imagine how incredibly excited I am to finally lift the lid on my latest joint
venture with one of our city’s great icons.”
Billy Cross, CEO of Queensland’s largest outdoor event and festival company, Cross Promotions International, has been building his entertainment empire over three decades spanning two
From pioneering the return of sophistication, celebrity and glamour to the South-East Queensland nightclub scene, Cross now specialises in developing major events including the likes of Brisbane Riverstage, The Falls Festival Byron Bay, Schoolies and V8 Supercars 600 Sounds.
Devoted to shining the spotlight on our city and luring high-end entertainment, festivals and events to the southern end of the state, Cross brings with him to The Star Gold Coast impressive local and
global knowledge and expertise.
“The Gold Coast is currently entering a new era and with the announcement that we are launching one of the most exciting new entertainment venues in Australia, the buzz surrounding our city
continues to escalate,” Mr Cross said.
“Partnering with The Star Gold Coast for such a cutting edge and unique venue is a project I am incredibly proud to be part of and I cannot wait to show the world what our coastal city has to offer.”