Located in the Barossa region of South Australia, Oscar Seppeltsfield, the new $50 million luxury hotel and day spa is set to become an iconic landmark for its region and Australian tourism. Opening in 2022, the new hotel is creating an 363 construction jobs and 350 ongoing jobs for Barossa.
"The Barossa is famous for its wine, food, and spectacular sights, but what it needs is an iconic luxury hotel to cater to local and international guests that visit the region," said Oscar's project spokesman Toby Yap. "We are thrilled to be bringing this landmark project to one of the greatest wine regions in the world."
The Oscar hotel is an exciting project funded by a group of South Australian business leaders. Boasting 12 storeys with 70 luxurious rooms, including suites and penthouses, there is a private balcony for every room. Designed by Terry Boxall of Intro Architecture, Boxall took inspiration from the history of Seppeltsfield winery and the wine barrel in the Centennial Cellar. The hotel has been named in honour of the innovative visionary Oscar Benno Seppelt who revolutionised the Australian wine industry.
"With over 897,000-day trips to the Barossa in 2019, Oscar Seppeltsfield will be a place where people can stay longer, immerse, indulge and relax," Yap continued.
There will be a sky bar on the top level with 360-degree sweeping views of the Barossa. The ground floor will have a wellness day spa including a private entry to a relaxation space and infinity pool. The hotel will also offer a world-class restaurant, private dining room and boardroom. A tender process will be soon undertaken to choose the luxury hotel operator led by Hotellerie.
"Oscar will complete the grand vision of our tourism master plan for Seppeltsfield to become the most desirable epicurean destination for tourists worldwide. We wanted to create a national icon for South Australia - a Sydney Opera House for the Barossa," said Seppeltsfield owner and executive chairman Warren Randall.
"The hotel will be positioned gently in the middle of the Great Terraced Vineyard, surrounded by century old bush vines, an amazingly tranquil location and a short walking distance to the world-class Seppeltsfield tourism village. In 2019, Seppeltsfield was judged as one of the top 50 vineyards in the world. The addition of this luxury hotel will elevate Seppeltsfield to one of the top five vineyards in the world, in turn lifting Australia’s international wine reputation."