Argenton Hotel is set to close its doors later this month to undergo a multi-million-dollar face lift.
The upgrade will take around six months to complete and will include the creation of a function centre, interior and exterior refurbishment, and extension of the existing car park.
According to owners Campbell and Clare Rogers, the overhaul will meet a high demand in the Hunter Region for versatile venues able to cater to the needs of an ever-changing community.
“There are a lot of young families in the community and the area is developing and changing every year," Ms Rogers said.
“From the outset we have always focused on providing good value and quality pub-style food that caters for the whole family.
“We now want to build on that reputation by bringing a new kind of pub experience to both the people of Lake Macquarie and the wider community."
A large focus of the renovation will include expanding the building's footprint into a neighbouring property, with plans to turn the currently unused space into a dedicated function centre.
"There’s demand out there for hotels that can cater to a broader market than ever before," Mr Rogers said.
"We are extremely excited about the future of the Argenton Hotel and being able to deliver that kind of venue to the Hunter Region."
No strangers to renovating and re-branding hotels, the Argenton Hotel is just one of three venues in the couple's portfolio after they purchased the Sydney Junction Hotel in 2014 and the Gunyah Hotel last year.
Mr Rogers said the couple's goal was to provide the community with venues that reflect the kind of lifestyle both he and his wife enjoy: being surrounded by friends, enjoying a good meal, with drink and a laugh while the kids are entertained.
The venue is expected to re-open its doors in August 2018.