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Luxury Hotel For Hunter Street Mall?

There's a push to make it a reality..

Luxury Hotel For Hunter Street Mall?

The old David Jones building in the heart of Newcastle's CBD could be turned into a boutique hotel.

Iris Capital has today opened up expressions of interest to create a 110-room luxury hotel in Hunter Street Mall.

“If we can find a partner that shares our vision to create a sophisticated accommodation offer that will enhance the inner-­city visitor economy and respect the surrounding heritage, we will then work through the development approval process with Council,” CEO Sam Arnaout said.

“We believe a boutique hotel provides an opportunity to add another element of renewal to the East End, and create a diversity that hasn’t existed in the Hunter Street Mall previously,” Mr Arnaout said.

Colliers International will undertake a selection process.

The site is in a prime location in the CBD, with frontages to the Mall and Perkins Street.

Expressions of interest close on April 3.

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