Updated | Huxley’s American-Australian Sports Bar and Ugly Pizza to be Added to The Prince Hotel in Kirrawee | County Leader of St George and Sutherland


COVID has changed the way catering premises need to operate, says the development request to expand The Prince hotel in Kirrawee.

“The key to success going forward is space with in particular more dining space, to ensure social distancing and guest comfort, physically and emotionally,” says the DA.

As part of the proposal, an American-Aussie sports bar Huxley and Ugly Pizza, similar to what is at the Highfield Caringbah, will be added.

Feros Hotels director and general manager Chris Feros said he wanted to create “a fun new place” at the Prince.

“It’s going to be a mix of American sports bar and Australian sports bar, plus Ugly Pizza,” he said.

“If you go to Huxley’s Public House in the Highfield Caringbah, you’ll find that the whole middle floor is made up of big screens and open spaces.

Huxley is at Highfield Caringbah.

Huxley is at Highfield Caringbah.

“Down there are a lot of intimate cabins and it’s quite dark.”

The facilities are proposed in a planning application for a new commercial building on the western part of the Princes Highway site.

Mr Feros said the landlord who owns the property bought the adjacent building a few years ago and explored options.

“The new building will be primarily commercial, but the hotel will extend down to the ground floor, creating a fun new experience, which will be a cross between Ugly Pizza and Huxleys,” he said.

The DA says the new building will primarily contain three floors – a ground floor which will be occupied by part of the hotel, with two levels of commercial offices above.

“The new building will be located on the western portion of the site which currently includes ground-level parking and the South Light Industrial Building at 10 Monro Avenue,” the DA said.

“The new building will cover both the Princes Highway and the residual hotel ground level car park.

“No vehicular access is offered for Princes Highway.

“Vehicle access will continue to be from Monro Avenue, although increased for the purposes of the proposed development.

“The proposal represents a balanced planning outcome, taking into account existing controls, site constraints and opportunities, existing development in the locality and the need to consider the amenity of neighboring properties and the locality.

“The proposal will result in a modern extension of the hotel with the provision of commercial offices on the two upper levels and additional space for the hotel on the ground floor.

“The proposal will be a positive addition to the streetscape of Princes Highway, will have no unacceptable impact on adjacent properties and will provide improved facilities and amenities for hotel guests and opportunities for potential commercial tenants on the site.”

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