This is what Mr Kirby had to say today at the "Future Gold Coast Lunch)
Top of town gathers at Future Gold Coast lunch
A hotel with more than 500 rooms and a giant convention centre will be developed at Movie World in a bid to relieve pressure on the city’s existing facilities.
Village Roadshow CEO Clark Kirby confirmed the project, which has been in the plans for more than five years, was close to being realised.
He said the convention centre would have room for more than 1000 people and would be part of the hotel.
“There is so much to be positive about, not just for our company and the tourism industry but for the state as a whole,” he said, speaking at the Bulletin’s Future Gold Coast event.
“We are looking at our portfolio up here and have plans for a 500-600 room hotel, a convention centre on our land at Movie World and we are looking to expand our studio set-up here.
“That’s such an important shot in the arm for the local industry.
‘We are looking at more hotel capacity at Sea World.”
The hotel and convention centre will be aimed at complementing existing facilities rather than replacing them.
(Taken from the GCB)