Breakers Resort in Australia is closing down its doors, the owner has confirmed to ABC News.
Breakers was Australia’s most popular resort, with a total of more than 100,000 guests visiting the resort each year, according to data from TripAdvisor.
“Breakers Resort Australia is shutting down as of this evening,” a spokeswoman for the Breaker Resort confirmed.
A statement posted to Breakers Facebook page confirmed the closure was final.
The resort’s last night was on October 13, 2017, according the Breaks’ website.
Read more: The announcement was a big blow for Breakers, which had a total revenue of $1.9 billion in 2016.
In February 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that Breakers had a revenue of less than $700,000.
But Breakers CEO Rob Schofield told ABC News the company would “continue to do the business we do”.
“It’s important to remember, we’re a family-owned and operated business, and the business is based on having a good time with our guests,” he said.
According to the ABC, the Breakes resort has only been open since May this year, so the closure could have been a temporary setback.
Despite the closure, the resort has remained popular with locals, and its reputation has grown since the resort was added to Australia’s tourism itinerary.
Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, visited the Breaking in November.
During his visit, he spoke to staff and guests about the resort and its history, and spoke about the future of the resort.
It’s been a fantastic four years, said one Breakers employee, who asked not to be named.
“It has been fantastic,” the employee said.
“People really love the resort, they love it here, they just don’t want it to end.”
“I think it’s time for a change.”
In the coming months, it’s understood that the Breaked will be taking over a vacant retail space in the resort’s main concourse, which will have a new name.
After that, it will be up to the owner of the business to decide whether to remain or shut down.