South Australia will welcome more than two-dozen new hotels in the next few years as investors respond to visitor arrival numbers which, prior to the pandemic, had been growing steadily and consistently for several years.
Thousands of new rooms are expected to open in the next few years, with hotels at various stages of construction to be managed by brands including Accor, IHG, Event Hospitality, Wyndham, Hyatt, SkyCity Entertainment as well as numerous private owner/operators.
Speaking exclusively to HM, South Australian Tourism Commission CEO, Rodney Harrex, said hotel bookings in Adelaide and its surrounding metropolitan area hit the highest levels seen in more than a decade, with the visitor economy hitting an all-time high of AUD$8 billion.
“The interest and investment in South Australia from a number of international hotel brands has been fantastic and is testament to the strength and innovation of our tourism sector,” Harrex said.
“South Australia offers the best of the nation, with wide open spaces and unspoilt nature, world-famous wine regions only minutes from the city, and an unhurried pace and ease of access that is the envy of more congested cities.
“New luxury accommodation and hotel development will play a critical role in the post-COVID recovery of our tourism sector. With states and territories jockeying for position to grab some of the AUD$65 billion that Australians normally spend overseas, the opening of these hotels this year is an opportunity for South Australia to raise its domestic profile and take a good chunk of that.
“These incredible five and six-star hotel developments will not only entice visitors from interstate, and when the time comes, from overseas too. Each new hotel development provides a significant boost to the local economy, creating construction, generating spend with local businesses, and creating more jobs in the tourism sector,” Harrex added.
New hotels coming to Adelaide:
EOS by SkyCity Adelaide – Due to open late 2020
Hotel Indigo Adelaide – Due to open in 2020
Hyatt Regency Adelaide – Due to open 2022
Crowne Plaza Adelaide – Opening October 2020
Sofitel Adelaide – On track to open 2021
TRYP by Wyndham Adelaide – Due to open 2021
Ramada by Wyndham Adelaide – Due to open 2021
Westin Adelaide – Due to open 2022
Rydges Port Adelaide – No set opening date confirmed as yet
Vibe Adelaide – Due to open in 2021
The Oval Hotel – Opening in 2020
Hines Property micro-hotel – Due to open 2021
Oscar Seppeltsfield Hotel – Due to open 2022
Wirra Wirra Winery Resort – Due to open 2022