Bringing food, family and friends together. That was the goal of a multi-million-dollar renovation recently carried out at the Argenton Hotel.
After being closed to the public for six months, Stage One of the re-design is now complete and the hotel re-opened on Thursday, 30 August with a fresh new look and feel.
"Stage One of the development was a huge investment, basically rebuilding and redeveloping the entire premises," owner Campbell Rogers said.
"Stage Two, which is the development of a function centre, will be completed toward the end of the year."
According to Campbell, catering for families and providing spaces that bring people together were key goals of the renovation, and the new-look outdoor space certainly serves that purpose with the installation of 25-seater cabanas that open directly onto an incredible kids playground.
"They are undercover, private and perfect for families, birthdays, get-togethers and kids, " Campbell said.
"The main idea behind these cabanas was to make the hotel family friendly and a good experience for mum, dad and the kids."
"The main idea behind these cabanas was to make the hotel family friendly and a good experience for mum, dad and the kids..."
Additionally, a key aspect of the interior design was the creation of open spaces with clean lines and fresh colours.
"We wanted the hotel to be inviting for patrons the second they walk in the door," Campbell said.
"You'll see lots of blue, white and green throughout the hotel and the large bone-colour pendant lights around the bar add to that."