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Hotels, Leisure + Tourism


The Hotels, Leisure and Tourism department brings more than two decades of experience to every matter it oversees on behalf of its clients.


Our team provide advice in relation to:

  • Hotel construction and fit-out
  • Hotels, restaurants and café acquisition
  • Financing
  • Hotel management agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Liquor licensing applications
  • Gaming applications
  • Trademarks and intellectual property
  • Brand establishment and/or re-branding
  • Leasing

The group has been involved in the following significant transactions:

  • The sale of the heritage listed Duke of Wellington Hotel and the adjoining office tower in Russell Street, Melbourne
  • The sale of the 65 room Adina Hotel (which comprises popular whisky bar Eau-De-Vie) in Flinders Street, Melbourne
  • Acted for Singaporean based Wee Hur Group on its $35 million purchase of 183 -189 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne
  • Acted for vendor in sale of Urban Hotel, Brisbane
  • Acted for syndicate of private investors in $35 million purchase of the Northcote Central Shopping Centre.
  • Acted for the sale of the Grand Hotel, Melbourne.
  • Advised Raadas in relation to the development of the Vibe Hotel, Hobart and subsequent management agreements
  • Advised on and established the management agreements for the Ridges Hotel, St Kilda
  • Advised on the re-branding of Sheraton Geelong to Novotel Geelong
  • Advised on the re-branding of the new Pullman on Swanston Hotel, Melbourne

The group has also developed on expertise in advising in strata tourism facilities such as hotels and service apartments including:

  • The Urban St Leanards, Sydney
  • Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Find out more about our Hotels + Leisure legal services.

Meet the team