Reshaping an island paradise – Hayman Island by InterContinental


It’s with great excitement to finally announce what the team at Farrago have been working hard to achieve since November 2018.  

Working with Woollam’s Constructions and Hayman Island InterContinental, Farrago completed refurbishments to the island paradise following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie 2 years ago. The 166-room resort has received a multimillion-dollar restoration including the refurbishment work completed by Farrago for the penthouses, reception area, VIP and gaming room area, main bar and dining area.

With plenty of experience managing large scale projects, Project Manager Todd Hudson knew from the beginning that there was a lot of hard work ahead. “The biggest challenge we faced was the logistics. Coordinating staff and materials to a secluded island in the Whitsundays meant that we were regularly organising materials and transporting staff. We were booking accommodation, barges, ferries, flights, bus trips and transporting freight weekly. Right from the start we had to think outside the box and come up with a prompt and cost-effective strategy to make sure the Project was completed within the tight timeframe. Although there were a few setbacks, we managed to stay within the budget. It’s very rewarding to see it finally finished after 7 months.” 

Farrago’s site team was conscientious with every aspect of the refurbishment, from the electroplated panels to the stone benchtops, they showed meticulous attention to detail to guarantee a high-quality finish. With an estimated 22,000km’s travelled and a total of 177 days spent on site, Farrago has gone the extra mile to meet the client’s needs.

Darren Cherry, Director and owner of Farrago, worked closely with the site and administration team to monitor the overall progress of the Project. “Our Team at Farrago understand the complex issues that can arise in large scale projects. We have extensive experience in creating high quality hospitality fit outs and have been doing so for 12 years. Our knowledge and expertise were displayed with our work on Hayman Island, by overcoming obstacles and finishing the project at such a high standard.”

The hard work displayed by the Farrago team will be sure to help restore the resort to its former glory and offer a new and exciting look for the future.