The grand “Belle” of Broadbeach, Belle Maison is well known for its sprawling grounds and enormous apartments. Although an older style building (allowing such huge apartments), Paul Picone has been extremely successful in co-ordinating ongoing comperehensive refurbishment of apartments and renovation of grounds and facilities that visitors could be forgiven for thinking the resort was only completed more recently. It is Paul Picone’s efforts in the continued renovations that have made Belle Maison, the benchmark for repeat visitor numbers on the Gold Coast. Belle Maison is yet another popular apartment style resort managed exclusively by the highly respected Aqua Vista Management Pty Ltd which is solely owned and operated by successful Gold Coast businessman Paul Picone.
Ocean Pacific Resort and South Pacific Plaza in Broadbeach, and the high profile Artique Resort in Surfers Paradise are other key resorts exclusively managed by Paul Picone.
Paul’s secret for success is due to his active involvement alongside his team on a daily basis at all levels of the business and thereby developing a detailed operational 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 method ensures Paul accesses all trends (positive or otherwise) in any part of the business so that they can be responded to quickly. Paul Picone also ensures that the “family” business philosophy is maintained to continually provide guests receive that personal experience, yet performed in a professional manner to guarantee the ongoing success of the business.
Paul Picone has been carving a reputation as one of the most highly regarded and successful identities in the management rights industry, just as his father, Frank, did before him. In his earlier years, he worked in the various key areas of resorts managed 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 Frank and Paul Picone.
One of the major pinnacles of Paul Picone’s exhaustive career is the journey of transforming absolute turn the embattled (at the time) 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.
Shortly afterwards, in 2015, 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 award winning 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:
The Wave (Broadbeach), 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) and Shearwater Resort (Caloundra) and amongst others.
We look forward to hosting you and your family soon at Belle Maison 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.