Gold Coast’s new billion-dollar luxury apartment hotel nears completion

After years in development, the so-called “billion-dollar game-changer”, The Ruby Collection is ready to add its substantial weight to the Surfers Paradise skyline. A sightly “Ruby” rooftop sign has officially been raised on the first tower, indicating that the luxury development is finally nearing completion, with just over 70 days to go before CEO David Brook is handed the keys and welcomes Ruby’s first guests.

Named for developer William O’Dwyer’s daughter, Ruby, the development will feature 230 apartments and 13 ground floor villas for guests and residents, alongside a number of playful amenities which focus on five-star family-friendly accommodation. Tower 1 of The Ruby Apartments, which will open to the public in November of this year, is said to spread one, two and three-bedroom apartments and sky suites across 30 floors, with the latter category featuring either a bird’s eye view of the Pacific Ocean or Gold Coast Hinterland with enough space for families of up to 8.

The team behind Ruby are promising to make good on their motto, “we don’t do ordinary”, with a “new level” in service and amenities that is said to stand apart from what visitors have come to expect from a stay on the Gold Coast.

When The Ruby Collection development is finished, the substantial development will encompass four towers in total, all offering start-of-the-art fitouts and a large variety of entertainment for guests, including their very own waterpark, daily complimentary buffet breakfast in Stones Bar & Grill, a “Kid Club”, cardio gym, sauna and steam room. Other amenities will include complimentary Wi-Fi to all guests, daily housekeeping from Monday to Saturday, and a 24/7 digital concierge that should sit nicely alongside the customer service staff, who are being dubbed “Ruby Ambassadors” with a goal of more personalised service.

The first tower is currently offering a 50% pre-opening sale for a limited time, available for stays between 5th November and 31st March 2020. More information can be found at

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.