TFE Hotels has taken over management of Brisbane’s 68-room Gambaro Hotel in Caxton Street.

Gambaro Hotel opened in late May 2014 and had been under the management of the owners – who also own two leading restaurants in the same street – from the inception.

Owner John Gambaro said the hotel’s new management would connect it to a sophisticated global distribution system and team of dedicated hoteliers with more than 50 years management experience.

“We are looking forward to leveraging TFE Hotels’ scale as a recognised hotel management company and brand, and its capabilities for national distribution, which will allow us to focus on what we do best, which is create exceptional restaurant experiences,” he said.

TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman said she was thrilled to add the five-star luxury property with such a remarkable reputation for quality and luxury to the TFE Hotels Collection brand, which now has three member properties.

She also said it marked a significant point in the enormous expansion TFE Hotels was embarking on in the next five years.

“This is an extraordinary hotel and we are really proud to add it to our collection, with its reputation for excellence and superior service,” she said. “It marks the start of the expansion plans that will progress in 2017.

“We have a remarkable 17 new hotels in the pipeline, such as the spectacular Adina Apartment Hotel which will open on the former Pentridge Prison site: an impressive castle-like building with an extraordinary history that has captured the nation’s imagination for centuries.

“We have just opened two new hotels in Nuremburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and will open new Adina Apartment Hotels in Fremantle, Sydney’s CBD and Macquarie Park, as well as a handful of others we are about to announce soon.

“We will also open four new Vibe Hotels, including one in Hobart and one in North Sydney.

This year and beyond will be exciting for TFE Hotels, and we have a number of extraordinary projects that will give us the platform for growth and scale,” Argaman said.

The Gambaro family have been known for owning and running Gambaro’s Seafood Restaurant for the past 60 years, alongside Black Hide Steakhouse across the street which has received critical acclaim over the years.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management