A new short-term boutique hotel with 148 rooms could soon rise in Chermside if Council approves the plan to build an eight-storey facility that could service visitors of the Prince Charles Hospital or nearby retirement villages.
Aside from the hotel, included in the proposal (DA A005563593) are a cafe, gym and pool, function and recreational spaces that will be useful to the community.
The actual site is on 523 Hamilton Road and 3-5 Zenith Avenue and will knock down three houses to make way for the hotel suites.
In behalf of Kedron Barr Pty Ltd, Mewing Planning Consultants said that this is a much-needed development.
“There are very few short-term accommodation options within Brisbane outside of the inner city area and airport and therefore this development presents the opportunity to broaden the short-term offering in a well-located position in proximity of the Chermside Principal Centre (employment/retail hub), the Prince Charles Hospital/St Vincent’s Private Hospital and other services that may benefit from access to short-term accommodation (i.e. the nearby Wheller Gardens Retirement Village and schools). There is a need for the development, at the yield proposed,” the planning consultants stated.
The application was lodged in October 2020 and Council has sought additional informational requests and updates to the plans, which downscaled the proposed 173 rooms to 148 and 69 car spaces to 62. The project has enlisted the Cottee Parker to design the building.
A Council decision on the boutique hotel could be made early this year.