Hotel Royal | Torrensville | Adelaide


The Hotel Royal wants to be a neighborhood living room, a true local, with a warm welcome and an invitation to come back regularly. Attractive to young families and local business people for lunches, it is a place with .

Since being purchased by the Hurley group on the 10th December 1979 the hotel has undergone many changes. With an established reputation for excellence the hotel offers the very best in liquor service, dining, a stunning private self-contained function room upstairs, gaming, and a SipnSave Drive Thru and browse bottle shop facilities.

We were looking for smart building ideas and practical engineering advice to contain structural costs. A cosmetic facelift to the function rooms, with consideration of long term changes to accommodate a
balcony at the front. We want to make it obvious there is a substantial level of transformation with changes to the outside that create interest and curiosity in the community.

A contrast between solid and stripped back architectural details with artistic flair.
• Spaces shaped with bold, simple structure.
• Use of time worn materials contrasted with modern materials.
• Use of bare and natural finishes and materials.
• Layered with pattern, texture, and simple color.
• Add plants, books, curtains, rugs, comfortable, deep and cosy spaces.
• Historic items with texture and style to add contrast.


Our goal was to create several stages of construction, so that there was never a day where the hotel was closed. This was achieved by working closely with the builder and client team to ensure the sequence was clear and achievable, and the interior could be re-worked to accommodate relocated services as other areas were being renovated.

The project is under construction, with the bottle shop, outdoor dining, sports bar and main bar complete. A new balcony, function space upgrade and dining room fit-out will complete the project in early 2024.


Advertiser 20 January 2022

Glam Adelaide



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