Outrigger to Manage New International Resort in Australia

TOWNSVILLE, North Queensland (KHNL) -- Outrigger Hotels & Resorts is headed for the land down under.

Outrigger plans to manage a new $80 million multi-level resort condominum in Townsville, Australia.

Townsville is located along Australia's north-eastern coast.  It is North Queenland's largest city and home to more than 165,000 residents.  The project site is located in the heart of Townsville's thriving dining and entertainment precint.

Plans for the site include 120 condominium apartments and 24 private residence units over the upper three levels of the building.

Resort facilities will include a lagoon-style pool, fitness room, 24-hour reception, ground floor restaurant and retail outlets.

Construction is expected to be complete in late 2009.

The Townsville project marks the third of Outrigger's ventures in Australia.  The company manages the Twin Towns Resort in Coolangatta and will manage the Viridian Resort & Spa in Noosa when it opens in 2009.