Who doesn’t love a good rooftop bar? It’s not too often that you come across one outside of the city centre, but alas, The Hurley Hotel Group’s new $35 million hotel on Goodwood Road in Panorama has been given planning approval; rooftop bar and all.
The Mitcham Council gave approval to the project with initial stages of construction expected to begin this year, with the whole project expected to take around two years to complete – that’s a lot of pent up rooftop beers and vinos waiting to happen right there!
The new development will take over the former TAFE site and will also replace the nearby and well-loved venue, Tonsley Hotel & Cellars.
Expect to see a Hurley Cellars/Sip’n Save bottleshop, designed by Evo Arc in the first stage of construction that will include a three-lane drive through, a huge range of products with a special focus on South Australian producers and a tasting room designed for small masterclasses and tastings.
As for the second stage, a five-storey hotel designed by Cox Architecture, will offer the whole shebang when it comes to hospitality experiences. It includes a casual cafe bar and restaurant featuring a cosy sunken fire pit, gaming room and sports bar.
The new Panorama Hotel will also include three levels of accommodation with multiple function spaces on the fifth level offering panoramic views of the ocean, city and hills – bloody beauuutiful, mate! The 77 rooms over three levels, include 26 serviced apartments, with one and two bedroom options.
The hotel’s locale is super handy for visits to the nearby Flinders Hospital, Repat Health Precinct, Flinders University, Tonsley Innovation Precinct and the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
Hurley Hotel Group General Manager Sam McInnes says, “We are aware of the acute need for accommodation in this area and the importance of catering to visitors to key educational, healthcare and sporting facilities in this vibrant part of Adelaide.
“We are thrilled to continue the rich hospitality industry history of the Tonsley Hotel and are happy to have secured a site in such close proximity to the existing hotel,” Sam finishes.
The project will create 80 jobs during construction and 150 permanent hospitality and tourism jobs.