Beach Hotel gets upgrade
RENOWNED Australian bands Wolfmother and Mental As Anything will help celebrate Kingscliff Beach Hotel's re-launch this month after an $11 million facelift.
There will also be a full weekend of free family-friendly activities from November 22-23.
Taphouse Hotel Group general manager Angus Southwell said the refurbishment had been about 10 months in the making.
"The hotel had certainly had its day," Mr Southwell said.
Built in 1932, Mr Southwell said the hotel had seen "bits and pieces" added over the years, but this was its first full-blown renovation.
Mr Southwell said the opening for the refurbished venue, formerly known as the Beach Hotel, would be the kind of place you might want to take your family.
"It's somewhere you definitely feel comfortable bringing your kids," he said.
"I think that reflects the changing nature of the community."
The hotel's new children's play area, Alice's Wonderland, was named after - and by - Mr Southwell's nine-year-old daughter Alice.
"My daughter told me and there was no two ways about it," he said.
Mr Southwell said his sons, aged five and seven, were already drawing up ideas for the hotel group's next venture on Dry Dock Road.
He said demolition works had already begun on the old Club Watersport which could be up and running by this time next year.
While retaining many of its original features, the new design offers what the hotel describes as a "classic contemporary feel".
Guests will be able to try out complimentary samples from the menu, including goodies from the hotel's new wood-fired pizza oven.