A 28-year-old man, named on social media sites last night as Max Waller, was discovered dead at the doorstop of a beachfront holiday apartment highrise, Carmel by the Sea about 5.40am yesterday.
The incident marks the second stabbing incident within a week after two men were knifed in Surfers Paradise last Monday.
Tributes and threats to his mystery attacker were posted on Facebook last night after friends learned of his death.
''RIP our brother Max we will find who did this,'' posted one friend.
''Holy (expletive) RIP I'm totally devastated, I'm so sorry'' posted another.
Police believe the man stumbled from the street after being stabbed up to 15 times in the chest and died outside the front doors of the highrise about 5.15am.
His bloodied body was found by a friend who had been staying on the sixth floor of the building.
Horrified holidaymakers and residents woke to find their building cordoned off and many were confronted with the sheet-covered body when they tried to leave.
The latest attack coincides with the arrival of thousands of visitors to the city for the first weekend of the winter school holidays and major festivals.