The Star Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Ian Spackman as General Manager Capital Projects Queensland.
Ian will lead the ongoing property development of Jupiters Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane, providing strategic oversight on current and future projects in a period of significant growth.
His strong commercial background as a highly regarded development project director offers key experience to the organisation. Ian has led numerous complex mixed-use projects including the successful delivery of the recently unveiled Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.
The Star Entertainment Group’s Managing Director Queensland, Geoff Hogg said Ian’s expertise would enable him to effectively oversee development at the Queensland properties and further capitalise on The Star’s significant investment in the region.
“Ian brings more than a decade of experience in commercial development, a thorough understanding of the local area and a deep knowledge of delivering major mixed-use projects to the table,” Geoff said.
“He joins our business at a time of rapid transformation and growth, as Jupiters prepares to transition to The Star Gold Coast early next year, and we begin early works on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct.”
Prior to joining The Star Entertainment Group, Ian was the Divisional Development Manager, Queensland for AMP Capital Investors Ltd; a driving force behind the $700 million Pacific Fair redevelopment.
Ideally positioned in the heart of Broadbeach, Jupiters continues to cement its place as one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic destinations – its current $345 million investment serving as a catalyst in providing new standards of excellence and services that are at the forefront of the rapidly evolving hospitality and tourism industry
Together with some initial work already completed around the pool and hotel façade, the project to revitalise the property’s almost 600 rooms is one of the most comprehensive and highest value hotel refurbishments ever undertaken in Australia. Additionally, the Gold Coast’s first six-star accommodation offering in more than a decade promises to enhance the region’s reputation as one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
The new luxury six-star tower is scheduled for completion ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, of which The Star Entertainment Group is a major partner.
Earlier this year, Jupiters also commenced the planning process for a potential new 200 metre hotel tower with its Queen’s Wharf Brisbane partners, Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium which could take the total investment under consideration for the Broadbeach Island site to up to $850 million.
Further north in Brisbane, Treasury’s heritage hotel is housed in one of Australia’s grandest and most beautifully preserved buildings – the Land Administration Building.
In 2017, the partners in the Destination Brisbane Consortium – The Star Entertainment Group, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium – will begin work on a world-class integrated resort development that will put Brisbane firmly on the map as a tourism, leisure and entertainment destination.