Working closely with the hotel's new owners, Iris Capital, the brief was to provide a complete transformation of the former Shaft Tavern. The diversification of the hotel was to move away from a reliance on gaming and become a family focused, stylish venue offering a variety of entertainment. The construction of a consolidated set of new amenities in the centre of the building, allowed the hotel to open up from the lounge and dining areas onto a newly created covered outdoor area with a large
theatre screen and new covered kids play area.
Complete alfresco gaming and TAB lounges were designed to cater for users of these facilities, in a controlled environment, complete with latest technology and service bars. The main bar and servery were completely remodeled providing efficiency of service and a modern urbane interior design. A palette of natural robust materials were integrated into the interior design to thoughtfully consider the preceding hotel and respect the mining heritage of the area. The completed project has refashioned the hotel and since its opening has been welcomed with enthusiasm both by new and existing patrons.