A major redevelopment of the pre-existing hotel into a premier accommodation and hospitality facility.
The renewed hotel has reinvented the venues food and beverage offering and enhanced the customer experience. The project involved the refurbishment of the Marion Road frontage, expansion of the existing bottle shop and drive through facility, new commercial kitchen, garden bar extension and redeveloped dining space and interconnecting function spaces. In addition a new 5-level accommodation tower holds 50 guest rooms, of different size and offering, providing quality accommodation for surrounding facilities.
The key architectural gesture to the road revolved around the framing of an existing tree, creating a focal point for the outdoor beer garden. Timber was used throughout the design and carefully detailed to allow it to age naturally in its surroundings, amongst the existing gum trees. The design basis was formed around a pragmatic, yet functional approach to facilities planning and its relationship with the site and its constraints. Adaptive areas were key, allowing for spaces to shrink and grow as functional requirements change.
Interiors were designed in collaboration with Surround Interiors, architecture by Studio Nine.
Best Overall Hotel, AHA SA Awards 2021; Best Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan, AHA SA Awards 2021; Best Outdoor or Nin-Enclosed Facility, AHA SA Awards 2021; Best Gaming Venue – Metropolitan, AHA SA Awards 2021