The Kent Hotel reveals renovation revival ahead of 100th birthday

The Kent Hotel reveals renovation revival ahead of 100th birthday

The Kent Hotel, located in the heart of Hamilton, is set to embark on a new chapter with the announcement of renovations to its main bar and the launch of a new upstairs Veranda Bar.

With a rich history in Hamilton, dating back a century, The Kent Hotel has long been a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike. Now, in a bid to revitalise this venue and revive a part of its history, extensive renovations are underway to enhance the overall guest experience in the main bar of the venue.

Managing Director of Hunt Hospitality, Stephen Hunt said the revitalisation is a very exciting moment in The Kent Hotel’s history.

“We are incredibly excited to announce the revitalisation of The Kent Hotel,” he said.

 “With these renovations, we aim to honour the venue’s heritage while providing our guests with an enhanced and memorable experience.”

The renovations to the main bar, which commenced Monday 29 April, will introduce a contemporary, Art Deco-inspired design that has a welcoming ambience, complete with upgraded facilities and a refreshed aesthetic that pays homage to The Kent Hotel’s storied past.

Introducing a new U-shaped bar that allows for smooth bar service, a complete view of the action behind the bar and ample places for patrons to sit.

The renovations are set to finish in July just in time for The Kent’s 100th birthday.

“The Kent Hotel feels like a home away from home for many,” Stephen continued.

“I’m lucky enough to have been a part of this building’s story for the past 22 years. It’s seen many changes over the years, but this is a chapter I am truly looking forward to sharing with everyone who considers The Kent as a second home.”

Chief Operations Officer at Hunt Hospitality, Rici-lee Wheeler said the renovations are part of ensuring the customer experience is top-tier and that its history remains acknowledged.

“We’re working hard to improve the experience at The Kent Hotel while also restoring key features of the original venue with a modern twist.”

In addition to the main bar renovations, The Kent Hotel is unveiling its new Veranda Bar, situated upstairs, and boasting 12 new beer taps.

The additions to their upstairs bar will offer guests an improved experience and service to the beloved balcony where guests can relax and unwind, with a curated selection of beverages and a cosy atmosphere.

The Kent Hotel will remain open throughout the renovations, with the Veranda Bar serving as a retreat for patrons to enjoy during this period.

IMAGE | The Kent Hotel bar renovation render.

Hunt Hospitality

Catching up for a drink will never go out of fashion. Hunt Hospitality are about recalling tradition with a twist of today.

We currently manage The Kent Hotel in Hamilton, The Duke of Wellington in New Lambton, Oceanview Hotel in Urunga, Seabreeze Hotel in Nelson Bay, and Finnian's Tavern in Port Macquarie. 

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