A new build AUD$110 million luxury Langham Place hotel is set to be built in the Adelaide seaside suburb of Glenelg.
The new 12-storey, five-star waterfront development by Lustro Hotel Group will replace the Comfort Inn Hotel on Adelphi Terrace.
In late-January, South Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bignell met with representatives from Langham Hospitality Group along with Lustro Hotel Group Owner Bruno Marveggio for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the signing of the memorandum of understanding at the site.
Langham Place, Adelaide will be owned by Lustro Hotel Group and managed by Langham Hospitality Group.
Demolition of the Comfort Inn Hotel will start in April 2017 and the Langham Place Hotel is expected to be completed by the middle of 2019.
It will be the first hotel managed by the Langham Hospitality Group in South Australia.
Langham Hospitality Group CEO, Robert Warman, said the project would see the debut of Langham Place in Australia in a region where tourism is booming.
“The South Australian region is experiencing strong growth as a leisure destination,” he said.
“By partnering with Lustro Hotel Group, we are pleased to add another luxury hotel to our global collection and further strengthen the Group’s presence in the Pacific.”
South Australia’s visitor economy is at a record AUD$6.2 billion and 11 new hotels have been announced for Adelaide between now and 2020 to accommodate record visitor numbers.
“This announcement is brilliant news for the State and further confirms private and public investment in South Australia’s tourism sector is booming,” said South Australian Tourism Minister, Leon Bignell.
“The five-star hotel will have 146 rooms, 60 residential apartments, restaurants, high-end shopping, business and leisure facilities.
“Visitors are contributing AUD$6.2 billion to our State’s economy each year. Importantly, tourism jobs have grown by 4,000 in the past two years – a 14% increase – the best jobs growth in Australia.
“The State Government sees tourism and major events as an important part of the transformation of South Australia’s economy and the development of Langham Place confirms this, with 200 jobs created during construction along with 35 more ongoing positions.
“It’s no wonder so many hotels are being built in South Australia. We were recently named by Lonely Planet as one of the Top Five regions in the world to visit in 2017. We also recently secured the title of the ‘Best Event State’ for the second year running.
“We have a packed calendar of major events ranging from this week’s Santos Tour Down Under, to the upcoming Clipsal Adelaide 500, the Adelaide Festival, Fringe Festival, the day/night Cricket Test, Womad, the Australian Women’s Golf Open, major music concerts and so much more,” Bignell said.