Merivale grows Victorian portfolio with the Lorne Hotel

Merivale has acquired the Lorne Hotel, a historic pub that has stood proudly on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road for more than a century. The hospitality group will receive keys to the venue later this year and will trade as normal over the summer.

Justin Hemmes, Merivale CEO, said: “The Lorne Hotel is an iconic venue in a truly spectacular location. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know John and Paul Upham, who have been the proud custodians of the venue for the last eleven years; we feel honoured to continue their legacy and help usher the pub into the next phase of its incredible 145-year history”.

The Lorne Hotel acquisition closely follows the news that Merivale will join Melbourne’s hospitality industry with the purchase of Tomasetti House on Flinders Lane, with settlement on that acquisition to occur later in the year.

The Great Ocean Road property is a wonderful addition to Merivale’s burgeoning regional Australia portfolio.

Image Credit: DL Photography

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