Construction on the restoration of the iconic Imperial Hotel is underway with the landmark building set to be restored into a vibrant, multi-level hospitality venue.
The multi-dimensional venue which is expected to open in 2021 will include a restaurant, all-day-dining café and a range of lifestyle workshop classes, celebrations and meetings.
Since purchasing the iconic Clifton property, Shellharbour Workers’ Club Ltd has remained committed to giving the abandoned building a new life as an on-trend food and beverage venue, whilst retaining the historical features of the building.
In an effort to acknowledge the historical significance of the building, construction works have seen the restoration of a number of unique heritage features. The original front verandah, timber staircase and decorative arches are being restored to their original glory.
The Imperial at Clifton will feature parking for 35 cars, 5 motorbikes and 12 bicycles in addition to offering a shuttle bus travelling between Thirroul and Stanwell Tops. The bus will also offer a drop-and-dine service which will allow tourists to explore the coast and enjoy a picnic lunch from a range of coastal locations.
CEO of Shellharbour Workers Club Ltd, Debbie Cosmos, said she was excited to see the hospitality venue set apart from others within the local area through its unique business model.
“This isn’t just another typical venue - this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring an iconic building to life in an amazing location.”
“Not only does the venue have a large capacity for diners, but there’s also the opportunity to have a picnic delivered to a range of picturesque locations along the coast.”
Mrs Cosmos said construction works were progressing to schedule.
“The Imperial at Clifton has a lot of promise – historical significance, incredible views, and a unique business model.”
The Imperial at Clifton. The next chapter. Coming very soon.
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