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Works On The Belvedere Hotel To Begin In 2022

Story: Alyssa Mackay
Published On : Nov 19, 2021
Works on the Belvedere Hotel to Begin in 2022
Plans are underway for another major revamp of iconic local landmark The Belvedere Hotel.

The hotel, which celebrated its 120th birthday in October, last underwent a $2 million dollar redevelopment in 2016. The new makeover will boost venue capacity and capitalise on the property's waterfront location at Woody Point.

Lewis Land Group Queensland regional manager, Chris Allison said the renovations would create additional space to better serve the hotel's customers.

The last major renovation we completed was at the northern end of the premises, which is known as The Pavilion now, the main kitchen and Sunset Bar, Chris said.

This is a renovation of the entire central and south side of the property from the Sunset Lounge across the public bar, gaming area and upstairs.

The reason for this renovation is because we are humbled and blessed that we have the demand for additional seating. An additional 300-plus seats in the venue will allow us to do more of what we do best.

The new plans include an upstairs alfresco dining area, personal lounge bar and private dining space, as well as improved access via lifts and multiple stairways.

Upstairs currently comprises just the Seaspray Room, a 100 pax function room, which we use as de facto bistro seating, Chris said.

This renovation will allow us to have the Seaspray Room and another smaller area as a private dining room of 30 people for more intimate events. The main body is an alfresco terrace with an L-shaped bar capable of holding a couple of hundred people, including the veranda out the back that looks towards Brisbane Airport.

The pizzeria will be integrated back into the main kitchen, and the kitchen extended and located in an area where employees can easily access the new upstairs dining spaces.

We have been in a position where we have not been able to cater to all the functions because of the demand in the bistro, so to be able to do more of both is really the dream result for us, Chris said.

Work is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022 and finish in time for Christmas.

The hotel will continue to function during the renovations.