The Prince hotel at Kirrawee will open on Monday, February 6 – as long as the weather is kind.
“That’s the date we are aiming for,” said Chris Feros, chief executive of the Feros Group, which is building Sutherland Shire’s first new hotel for more than half a century.
“Everyone has been working hard, but we are dependent on the weather.
“We keep getting pushed back.”
The group had hoped to open in December, and then January.
The hotel is on Princes Highway at the corner of Bath Road, with an entrance in Monro Avenue.
A large, elevated beer garden, which will have a retractable roof, stands out as a major feature when viewed from the street.
Mr Feros said the construction cost alone for the hotel was $11 million.
“But, it will be something special,” he said.
“It has exceeded my expectations.”
Mr Feros said, although the group obtained development approval late last year to open earlier to serve breakfast, they would not do so initially.
”We want to make sure we don’t take on too much straight away,” he said.
“Once we are comfortable with lunch and dinner, we will definitely look at breakfast.”