Eight-storey, 4.5 star hotel planned for Victor Harbour's historic Crown Hotel

Source: news.com.au

A NEW eight-storey $80 million hotel on the historic Crown Hotel site in Victor Harbor, South Australia, is expected to boost tourism in the area.

Tourism Minister John Rau said the Gunn Group of Companies, who own the Crown Hotel, have received approval from the local council to expand the site to encompass a 4.5 star hotel.

It will include consisting of 160 rooms, retail shops, restaurant and bar facilities, plus extensive conferencing facilities.

Mr Rau said South Australia's appeal as a tourism destination is dependent on the development of new tourism products and experiences.

"We've identified further development of upmarket accommodation and attractions as essential to help us lure more high-yielding visitors from our target domestic and international markets," he said.

"The redevelopment will greatly add to the region's accommodation capacity and provide further quality tourism infrastructure in the region, providing tourists the opportunity to stay in luxury while enjoying some of Australia's best wine and coastal experiences."

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