Aquis Australia has lodged a development application with the local council to construct Australia's first six-star beachfront hotel on the Gold Coast.

Designed as a dream beachside getaway with a host of luxurious features, the $440 million project is expected to become a major drawcard for tourism on the Gold Coast.

Located at 3464-3466 Main Beach Parade, Surfers Paradise, the new beachfront hotel is designed by architects Woods Bagot, and will include 580 rooms across 48 storeys, an atrium lobby spread over three levels, and a $2.5 million custom art installation. Design highlights also include well-appointed suites, five on-site restaurants manned by world-class chefs, an Asian street-style food market, a rooftop open-air cinema, bars and even karaoke, as well as a glass bottom pool.

Not linked to an integrated resort or casino, the new hotel promises to provide a dream experience to guests with limitless ocean views and top quality amenities. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 once the project is approved.

Aquis Australia Chairman Tony Fung explained that their goal was to create a hotel that would become a destination in itself, something instantly recognisable and synonymous with luxury. He adds that their promotions will target people who seek the best experiences during their travels.