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World class waterfront hotel for sale

JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has been exclusively appointed to sell the Patonga Beach Hotel & Fish Shop Café

JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group has been exclusively appointed to sell the Patonga Beach Hotel & Fish Shop Café, Patonga. In the same private hands for over 30 years this magnificent hospitality facility is to be sold by International Expressions of Interest, closing Wednesday 2 April.

Boasting over 1,545 square metres of uninterrupted beach frontage, the Patonga Beach Hotel enjoys a truly world class location and, residing just over an hour from Sydney, is a popular and accessible day trip destination for Sydney-siders. With Patonga Wharf virtually leading straight into the hotel, it welcomes thousands of visitors from the Palm Beach Ferry and expanded Brooklyn ferry services, private cruises and charter boats that visit on a daily basis.

JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group National Director John Musca suggested that the "Patonga Beach Hotel unequivocally enjoys one of the most spectacular beachfront locations of any hotel in Australia and is ideally poised to elevate into an even larger business under new, refreshed operator guidance." Many in the industry believe the hotel would be perfect for a celebrity chef hotel style repositioning, similar to that being embarked upon by TV chef George Calombaris in recent acquisition of the Hobsons Bay Hotel in Preston.

"You only need look at huge hospitality icons like the Watsons Bay Hotel and the Newport Arms Hotel, and realise that Patonga is a little over an hour from Sydney, to truly grasp the magnitude of this opportunity." Mr Musca said.

With Patonga and neighbouring Pearl Beach host to a swathe of celebrities including cricketing legend Steve Waugh, 'At The Movies' Margaret Pomeranz, Andrew Denton, Jennifer Byrne and John Singleton, they feature some of the most sought-after property on the Central Coast. As the only hotel in the two bays the Patonga Beach Hotel includes a large circular feature timber and sandstone bar, separate lounge and dining areas, both opening out onto an extensive timber decked outdoor terrace and beer garden. The hotel also includes two self-contained accommodation apartments and has been the recipient of numerous SMH Good Food Destination Awards including the NSW.

The property includes the adjoining fish shop and café building and two bedroom residence which enjoys sweeping views down the bay. "There's no doubt that by incorporating the adjoining fish shop building and subject to necessary approvals, you could expand the boutique accommodation to become another 'Raes on Wategos', in Byron Bay', Mr Musca said.