Waterfront hotel on the fast track to completion

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Work continues on the waterfront hotel.
Camera IconWork continues on the waterfront hotel. Credit: Laurie Benson

Paul Lionetti is eyeing off an early completion date for Albany’s new waterfront hotel, which he says could be open as early as August next year if works go to plan.

Speaking last week about the progress of the Hilton Garden Inn, the hotel landowner said after falling behind schedule the $24 million project was back on track.

Construction of the five-storey, 108-room hotel has moved quickly in the past few weeks, and the scheduled opening date of October might come forward to September or August.

“We were losing a bit of ground,” Mr Lionetti said. “(The opening) was scheduled for the end of September — that was the dream date, but it looked like creeping out.

“Now we’ve brought on a lot of the subcontracting and put all that in place.

“We have got it down as conservatively October 3, but it could even creep into September or August.” Mr Lionetti said the timeline would depend heavily on developer Pindan’s ability to get the subcontracting completed.

The construction of the hotel is reaching its vertical peak, with scaffolding now level with the height of the staircase on the top floor.

It will be the first of Hilton’s mid-market Hilton Garden Inns in Australia.

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