Spicers Retreats has announced the addition of its second Hunter Valley property, Spicers Guesthouse Retreat, set for opening in November this year.
The boutique holiday destination, which will be the group’s fourth retreat in New South Wales, will provide guests to the region a larger, more event-focused alternative to Spicers Retreats’ neighbouring property, Spicers Vineyards Estate.
Following an 18-month renovation process, which began in 2016, Spicers Retreats has invested more than $20 million on renovations that will see Spicers Retreats owner, Jude Turner, bring her vision for the historic property to life.
“Having purchased this property two years ago, I am thrilled to finally unveil the first look at this charming retreat that pays homage to its roots as a meeting place for local winemakers,” Jude Turner said.
“The extensive refurbishment includes a vastly elevated design to match the surrounding mountain ranges and vineyards, and state-of-the-art conference facilities, a large-scale events or wedding gazebo and private dining room with an elaborate wine wall, housing the locally produced wines from Australia’s oldest wine region,” she added.
General Manager for Spicers Guesthouse Retreat, Mark Whitnell, said the new Hunter Valley offering would solidify Spicers Retreats’ footprint in New South Wales.
“Spicers Guesthouse will boast 49 accommodation rooms, including a four-bedroom standalone cottage – perfect for larger groups and weddings – all set in the picturesque surrounds of the beautiful Hunter Valley,” Mark Whitnell said.
“As the ninth property in the Spicers Retreats portfolio, Spicers Guesthouse will also tout a coveted new restaurant headed up by Spicers Retreats Hunger Valley Executive Chef, Cameron Matthews,” he said.
The Italian-inspired offering, Eremo, will infuse the food philosophy of Spicers Retreats and the Hunter Valley region with an abundance of local produce and the great wine that the area is renowned for.
A King Room at Spicers Guesthouse will start at $339 per night. The new retreat will go on sale to the public in September before opening in November 2018. For more information click here.