The new MH Hotel by Lancemore kickstarts the group's expansion into South Australia.

Boutique hotel operator, Lancemore Group, has signed on to manage a new waterfront property in Port Adelaide, the move seeing another new state added to the company’s network as its rapid expansion continues.

As part of the Dock One project by Starfish Developments, the former Marine and Harbours building – originally constructed in 1978 as a fishing licensing centre – will be converted into the 100-room ‘MH Hotel by Lancemore’ which will include a number of ‘floating’ suites running along the waterfront promenade.

The Lancemore Group’s move into South Australia comes just a month after it announced its move into Queensland for the first time, having purchased the former TRYP Fortitude Valley and relabelling it as ‘The Constance’. This hotel is now open and operating under its new name. Prior to The Constance coming online, the group operated a number of city and regional properties in New South Wales and Victoria.

A rendering of the lobby at MH Hotel by Lancemore

Lancemore Group CEO, Julian Clark, said the company was delighted at having been chosen to operate the MH Hotel in Port Adelaide.

“We have fallen in love with the building and Starfish Development’s vision of creating a hotel that is truly special for the people of Adelaide and its visitors,” he said

“We believe the MH Hotel by Lancemore will become not just an iconic hotel in Adelaide but also within Australia. Equally, we look forward to making the restaurant, rooftop bar and event facilities the place to be in the Port area.”

Lancemore Group CEO, Julian Clark.

Guest facilities at the MH Hotel will include a ground floor restaurant, rooftop bar and conference facilities. No opening date has been outlined at present.

“We are incredibly excited to enter into this partnership with the Lancemore Group, who were chosen for their ability to deliver unique, tailored experiences,” said Starfish Developments Managing Director, Damon Nagel.

“We really feel that they will best enhance the boutique nature of the hotel and bring a new dynamic to the Port.”