The iconic Queenslander Hotel in Bundaberg is set to undergo a major revamp when new owners take over the lease from next week.
Bold Hotels, owned by Anthony Burrows, will be taking over the Queenslander on Targo Street, with a vision to turn the venue into a premier entertainment spot.
Mr Burrows is no stranger to the hotel industry, having successfully transformed the Club Hotel into a popular location for locals and tourists alike.
“The Club Hotel Bundaberg’s lease was coming up for consideration and the decision has been made not to extend the lease for the venue,” Mr Burrows said.
As part of their growth strategy, Mr Burrows said the company had decided to explore new opportunities in the Bundaberg Region.
“We'll be taking over the Queenslander Hotel and looking at delivering a new dining and entertainment experience for patrons,” he said.
“Bold Hotels has recently acquired a number of new venues across Queensland and the opportunity in Bundaberg was a natural fit for the business.”
Mr Burrows said the Queenslander Hotel was an important and iconic pub in Bundaberg and he was excited to introduce his vision to the community.
“Changes can be expected to be seen in the coming weeks to the facade, beer garden and bar areas,” he said.
As of today, the Club Hotel Bundaberg will close its doors as Bold Hotels hands the keys to a new licensee.
Mr Burrows said The Club would reopen next week under new management.
Opening celebration at the Queenslander
Mr Burrows said the Queenslander would be open as per normal and he and his team would host a grand opening event on Friday, April 26 where they invite everyone to celebrate.
“There will be a $10,000 jackpot so come on in and be rewarded by The Queenslander Hotel,” he said.
Mr Burrows said he and his team were excited for the new venture and wanted to thank all involved for their support over the years.
“We have experienced exceptional community support, working with a number of great local businesses and thank everyone who has made our time at The Club so memorable, especially the patrons,” he said.
“We are very much looking forward to our next venture and are excited to offer Bundaberg something new, so stay tuned!”
To follow the progress of this exciting project and watch the transformation of the much-loved venue, like the Queenslander Hotel Facebook page.