A queue is expected at the door of the Highfield Caringbah at times over the weekend after the new hotel got off to a flying start on Friday.
Feros Hotel Group chief executive Chris Feros said some people were waiting to enter when the venue opened at 10am.
“By about 12.30 it was pretty much full,” he said.
“Everyone is loving it.
“They are a nice crowd – exactly the sort of people we aimed to attract.
“It has exceeded our expectations, and we are getting great feedback from customers.”
Mr Feros said they were expecting a big weekend.
“We know we will be at capacity and at some stage we know we may have to limit numbers,” he said.
Mr Feros said they had a private function in the hotel on Thursday night, where Sutherland Shire mayor Carmelo Pesce predicted they would win the Australia Hotel Association’s accolade of Hotel of the Year two years in a row.
The Feros Group has just been awarded the honour for The Prince at Kirrawee, which opened early this year.
Highfield Caringbah is located near Caringbah train station, with entrances in Mackay Street and Banksia Road.
The new hotel was called Highfield because that was the original name for Caringbah.