The Hurley Hotel Group has announced its plans to erect a new $30 million hotel on the streets of Panorama in Adelaide, Australia, over the next two years.
Located on Goodwood Road, the development has created 80 construction jobs and is set to create 150 more jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry.
The hospitality group’s development replaces its nearby venue, The Tonsley Hotel, which the South Australian Government has acquired as part of the North-South Corridor Project.
Many of the Tonsley Hotel’s 50 employees will be redeployed within the Hurley Hotel Group, including the new Panorama Hotel.
Construction is predicted to commence later this year, starting with the Hurley Cellars/Sip’n Save bottleshop, which will feature a tasting room, three-lane drive-thru and a collection of over 600 South Australian wines and 40 local distillery products.
Next, the hotel development will focus on the five-story Panorama Hotel, including three levels of accommodation rooms and suites, multiple event spaces on the fifth level and a rooftop bar overlooking the cityscape and waves of the ocean.
“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,” said Sam McInnes, General Manager, Hurley Hotel Group. “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 hotel will feature 77 rooms spread over three levels. This includes 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,” continued McInnes.
Two significant gumtrees will be incorporated into the hotel development plan, one by the hotel’s sports bar and the other at the bottleshop. Several other trees will remain untouched on the Panorama site, with more to be planted.
The Hurley Hotel Group’s directors Peter and Jenny Hurley have declared that they will plant two trees for every tree removed from the Panorama site. The newly planted trees will be located on their private 18-hectare property in the Adelaide Hills.