Redcape's All Seasons Bendigo hotel sells for $24 million amid flurry of regional deals

Redcape's All Seasons Bendigo hotel sells for $24 million amid flurry of regional deals
Redcape's All Seasons Bendigo hotel sells for $24 million amid flurry of regional deals

The Moelis-owned Redcape Hotel Group has sold the All Seasons Bendigo, a four-star hotel, for about $24 million to a private investor.

The 77-room hotel was listed in March, ahead of a Moelis Australia managed fund snapping up Redcape’s 25 pubs in a $677 million deal.

The four-star hotel on McIvor Highway, east of the Bendigo CBD, was Redcape's sole Victorian property and a legacy asset from the failed Hedley Leisure Group, the predecessor to Redcape, The Australian Financial Review reported.

Apart from the 77 rooms, the hotel offers multiple conference, wedding and function centre facilities, 100 gaming machines, bar and dining areas and extensive guest amenities. 

The selling agents were Mathew George and John Musca of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group.

All Seasons currently has a net annual rental income of $1.56 million. Going by the deal value, the yield works out to 6.5 per cent. 

The lease is in place until 2052 to private hotelier (Jeanine Cook of Hedz Hotels) with fixed 3.75 per cent annual rental increases included.

Redcape's All Seasons Bendigo hotel sells for  million amid flurry of regional deals

"The strength of the tenant's business coupled with the highly desirable land-bank of 3.5 hectares presented a compelling property for astute investors," George said.

The sale set a new record for a privately-tenanted hotel investment in the region, according to Musca. 

The buyer – listed on the title deed as David Feldman – will add the All Seasons Hotel to a portfolio of privately-tenanted investment hotels, the AFR said.

The All Seasons was something of an anomaly for Redcape sitting alongside 25 pubs in NSW and Queensland that Moelis Australia now intends to float in the next 12 to 18 months.

Its portfolio includes some of Sydney's best pubs, including the El Cortez Hotel in Canley Heights, Minsky's Hotel in Cremorne, the Willoughby Hotel in Willoughby North and the Eastwood Hotel in the Eastern suburbs.

Regional deals

In more regional hospitality industry deals, Jaz Mooney's Pelathon Management Group has sold off Orana Hotel in the Lake Macquarie suburb of Blacksmiths in NSW for $4.2 million.

The pub, which recently underwent a makeover, has a TAB, gaming lounge and beer garden on a 2307 sqm site.

It was bought by a local publican, according to the AFR.

Pelathon bought the property last year from bankruptcy trustee BRI Ferrier, acting for the estate of long-time owner Malcolm Downie.

The selling agents were CBRE's Daniel Dragicevich and Ben McDonald.

In Wagga Wagga, the Home Hotel at 142 Fitzmaurice Street changed hands for $2.7 million.

The sale includes a commercial building next door that has a commercial kitchen on two blocks totalling 1827 sqm.

The pub has a front bar, a TAB and gaming room, a band room and function rooms. There is a Chinese restaurant sub-lease on site.

The selling agents were Ray White's Blake Edwards and Xavier Plunkett.

Meanwhile, a pub and retail property on the Gold Coast has fetched $4.55 million at auction.

The Merrimac Tavern, at 10-16 Merrilaine Crescent, is a 3,548 sqm property.

The property returns a net annual income of $347,629, anchored by three leases until 2026 with options.

Ray White's Michael Willems sold the property for a private owner.

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