Australians took more than 6 million leisure trips overseas last year. Covid-19 has confined us to domestic travel for the foreseeable future. And half of all Australians want to travel domestically when restrictions lift with coastal areas being particularly popular. This turns attention to our own tourism hot-spots.
Glenelg is one of South Australia’s tourism hot spots. Mark Faulkner, Chair of the Jetty Road Main Street Committee, describes it as:
“…a unique location where community, visitors and tourists can experience family holidays, a day at the beach, fabulous shopping and dining experiences and the thrill of world class attractions and events.”
You may recall we assisted the Taplin Group with an approval for a 7-storey apartment building at the corner of Jetty Road and Colley Terrace, Glenelg (opposite Mosely Square) back in 2017.
In response to changing market conditions the Taplin Group is now proposing a boutique hotel with 33 rooms, bar, restaurant and gym facility for the same site. It has been designed by Alexander Brown Architects and was recently approved by the State Commission Assessment Panel.
Tourist accommodation facilities in Glenelg are presently somewhat dated. The development of the Stamford Grand Hotel occurred in the late 1980s and the Oaks Pier occurred some 20 years ago.
It is timely then that more modern tourist accommodation will be developed right in the heart of Glenelg.
Taplin Group Director, Andrew Taplin, has expressed:
“…there has been demand for high quality accommodation and venues in Glenelg for some time – this proposal delivers on both.”