Modernity with soul

But then along comes the Hilton, which opened late last year, to dash my prejudices.

In the heart of Surfers Paradise, and only a block from the Gold Coast’s 42km strip of white-sand beach, is a pair of skyscrapers that are among the tallest in these parts. One is home to 250 apartments rented out by the night under the Hilton umbrella, and the other has 169 hotel rooms.

Many rooms, I’m pleased to discover, look out onto the renowned beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light. Crisp, predominantly white décor in comfy minimalist surrounds is a setting for plenty