About Us

Guests have been returning to Ocean Pacific Resort year after year since opening in 2009.   Already being included in the Trip Advisor “Hall of Fame” for customer excellence, Ocean Pacific is a clear favourite when it comes to Gold Coast Holidays.  Another quality apartment style resort managed exclusively by the highly respected Freshwater Point Management Pty Ltd.   Owned and operated solely by successful Gold Coast businessman Paul Picone.   Paul Picone also owns the exclusive management rights to two other resorts located in highly sought after Broadbeach; Ocean Pacific Resort,  Belle Maison and the ocean front South Pacific Plaza in addition to the high profile Artique Resort in Surfers Paradise.

Paul Picone’s recipe for success is that he believes in rolling his sleeves up and being directly involved with his team on a daily basis at all levels of the business and thereby developing a working knowledge of every aspect of the business yet developing a team with the ability to make decisions quickly to ensure a business that is fast to react to situations and provide a very flexible service to all customers and guests. This way, he also gets to know of trends (positive or otherwise) in any part of the business so that they can be responded to quickly.  He also ensures that the “family” business culture is maintained to continually provide guests receive that personal experience, yet done so in a professional manner to guarantee the ongoing success of the business.

As his father, Frank, did before him, Paul Picone has been carving a reputation as one of the most highly regarded and successful identities in the management rights industry.  In his earlier years, he worked in all key areas of resorts operated by Frank before partnering with him in the early 1990’s when he became a part owner in the most popular Gold Coast resort of the decade…Diamond Beach Resort.

Paul Picone’s role as General Manager of Diamond Beach Resort saw him develop the business to such a viable business that it was seen as a significant target for the then “BreakFree Resorts” (now Mantra) who purchased the resort from Paul and Frank Picone.

One of the major pinnacles of Paul Picone’s exhaustive career is the absolute turn around of the behemoth Towers of Chevron Renaissance from a resort purchased by his father, Frank Picone, from the receivers to a high demand resort widely known, as the most successful management rights property in the Gold Coast’s history when in 2015, the Towers of Chevron Renaissance was sold to the Mantra Group. Paul Picone was the appointed General Manager that steered the resort through this incredible journey.

It was in later 2015 when Paul Picone became an equal share partner with his father (Frank) and two brothers (Jason and Craig) in three other high profile resorts; Synergy Broadbeach, Qube Broadbeach and the stunning Boardwalk Burleigh Beach located on the stunning ocean front at Burleigh Heads.

Other resorts Paul has been involved with (either as owner/operator or as in a management position for his father Frank’s business) include:

Gemini Court and Swell Apartments (Burleigh Heads),  Ocean Plaza Resort at Coolangatta, Phoenician Health and Spa Resort at Broadbeach. Shortly afterwards, the following resorts were added to the portfolio: The Coolum Beach Retreat (Coolum), Rise Apartments (Noosa), Freshwater Point and Carmel By The Sea (Broadbeach),  Shearwater Resort (Caloundra), and The Wave (Broadbeach) amongst others.

We look forward to hosting you and your family soon at Ocean Pacific Resort and providing you with the same experience and personal attention which has continued to draw people back to stay time and time again and has become synonymous with the Picone Family name.


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