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$100m five-star Glenelg hotel development approved


Major development approval has been granted for a 12-storey, $100 million, five-star hotel to overlook Glenelg Marina, InDaily can reveal.

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SA Governor Hieu Van Le gave the final sign-off this morning for the Adelphi Terrace development – expected to create 518 direct jobs and 532 indirect jobs.

The building will feature high-end tourist accommodation, with an infinity pool on level three, a fine-dining seafood restaurant, luxury apartments, an outdoor recreation area, café, bar and retail facilities, carparking and a function centre.

“Glenelg hasn’t had any [major] development for 10 or 12 years – it’s desperately in need of something new,” developer Bruno Marveggio told InDaily.

“It needs more accommodation, and it needs five-star accommodation.

“My brief to the Hassell, the architects, was that I wanted an iconic building. When I saw this concept, that was settled on … it’s something special for the state.”

Marveggio said he was spending $100 million on the build.

The existing three-star Comfort Inn will be demolished to make way for the tower.

The hotel will have 140 hotel rooms – double the number offered by the current hotel.

The approval comes after Planning Minister John Rau signed off a development plan amendment to allow building heights of up to 12 storeys in the area, as InDaily revealed last month.

“The medium- and long-tem job opportunities created by this development will provide a boost to the local area,” Rau said.

“The staff required to run the [existing] hotel alone is expected to double.”

Rau said the development would be a boon for tourism in the beachside suburb and further afield.

“Glenelg is a good location for day trips to other regions of the state, and by providing more accommodation for visitors we can attract more people to enjoy the vibrant beachside suburb., as well as making it a gateway to other parts of our state,” he said.

However, some nearby residents have opposed the development, mainly because of the shadow it would cast.

InDaily contacted Holdfast Bay Mayor Stephen Patterson for comment.

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