The Hurley Hotel Group plans to build a new $30 million hotel on Goodwood Road in Panorama (the former TAFE site) over the next two years, creating 80 jobs during construction and 150 permanent hospitality and tourism jobs.
Hurley Hotel Group’s development replaces its nearby venue, the Tonsley Hotel, which is being acquired by the South Australian Government as part of the North-South Corridor Project.
The first stage of construction commencing later this year, is a Hurley Cellars/Sip’n Save bottleshop, which will include a tasting room and three-lane drive thru showcasing over 600 South Australian wines and 40 local distillery products.
The second stage is the exciting five-storey Panorama Hotel offering a total hospitality experience with a casual cafe bar and restaurant featuring a cosy sunken fire pit, gaming room and sports bar on the ground floor. The hotel will also include three levels of accommodation rooms and suites plus a rooftop bar with multiple function spaces on the fifth level offering panoramic views of the ocean, city and hills.
Many of the Tonsley Hotel’s 50 employees will be redeployed within the Hurley Hotel Group, including to the new Panorama Hotel.
Hurley Hotel Group General Manager Sam McInnes is excited for the new hotel development.
“We expect this project will attract a wide range of tourists to the area, including international visitors, those from interstate and locals wanting a weekend away”.
“Having adaptable accommodation with options to suit all tastes and budget, as well as the highlight of the development being the rooftop bar, the new Panorama Hotel will offer something for everyone.”
The 77 rooms will be over three levels, including 26 serviced apartments, with one and two bedroom options, making them the perfect place to accommodate families visiting the nearby Flinders Hospital, Repat Health Precinct, longer stay visitors to Flinders University, Tonsley Innovation Precinct and the local and national swim meets that take place at the South Australian Leisure and Aquatic Centre.
“We are proud to be working with South Australian architect firms Cox Architecture (who have designed the hotel) and Evo Arc (who designed the bottleshop). We will work with local builders, trades and use locally sourced materials throughout the construction,” Sam continued.
Two significant gumtrees will remain as part of the development, one by the hotel’s sports bar and one at the bottleshop. Several other trees will remain on the Panorama site, with more to be planted in a comprehensive landscape plan.
The Hurley Hotel Group’s directors Peter and Jenny Hurley will plant two trees for every one removed from the Panorama site. The newly planted trees will be at their private property in the Adelaide Hills, which extends across 18 hectares.
A development application has been lodged at Mitcham Council, with a public consultation period from 22 March to 11 April. The project will be subject to Consumer Business Services consent to transfer the Tonsley Hotel license to the new site.