Perched with expansive ocean-front views, The Hedland Hotel has always had the natural advantage of location. Following a multi-million-dollar makeover by The Prendiville Group, The new Hedland Hotel promises to be the go-to spot for today’s young and vibrant crowd. Whether it’s a relaxed after-work drink, a sumptuous long lunch, or a memorable celebration, the hotel now stands as a beacon for both locals and travellers alike.
Garrett Prendiville, CEO of Garrett Hospitality Regional Hotels, commented that the goal of this project was to make use of the hotel’s exceptional water-facing location, which is unique to the Pilbara or Kimberley.
“From the outset, our plan always included a strategic shift towards an outward-facing operation, allowing customers to feel at ease as they sit back, relax and enjoy the new offerings.”
The revamped design pays homage to the hotel’s rich heritage, while seamlessly introducing a fresh, modern vibe, reminiscent of the sun-kissed elegance of Palm Springs.
The first peek into this transformation is Rays at The Hedland Hotel. Its newly minted food and beverage menus draw inspiration from the sun-soaked shores of Southern California, while proudly showcasing quality produce sourced both from Western Australia’s pristine coastline and inland local suppliers.
The redevelopment of The Hedland Hotel has also taken into account the ecological impact, especially taking into account measures to protect local wildlife such as the local flatback turtles which hatch right in front of the hotel part of the year.
They’ve worked closely with Care for Hedland, the Town of Port Hedland, The Department of Biodiversity, and Conservation and Attractions to ensure sustainable conservation is met through world-class lighting to protect the wildlife.
Garrett Prendiville said, “With Care of Hedland’s assistance, we’ve implemented a lighting program that’s been curated specifically to protect hatchling turtles that are born in the dunes (Turtle Rookery) directly in front of the hotel five months a year.”
The Prendiville Group also operate other well-known venues across the state including the Cottesloe Beach Hotel, Samphire Rottnest, Sandalford Wines, and the Mangrove Hotel in Broome to name a few.