New 4.5 star hotel and conference space ‘game changer’ for Victor Harbor

A new $40 million, six-storey hotel and conference space is being proposed for Victor Harbor in South Australia.

To be managed by hotel chain Wyndham, the 4.5-star plans include 126 rooms and a 400-pax conference space and will sit alongside the State Heritage-listed Anchorage Hotel on Flinders Parade.

Anchorage Hotel owner Greg Phillips said the development would be a “game changer” for Victor Harbor.

“We get three or four months of very good trade and the rest of the year is just hanging on for survival,” he told The Advertiser.

“If we can get people to stay down there instead of Adelaide, all the businesses will benefit from that.”

The plans also include refurbishments to the existing Anchorage Hotel and a new multistorey carpark which will be linked to the hotel.

“I wanted to attract an international hotel group into Victor – they can reach into markets we can’t reach into,” Phillips said.

“It will make the hotel a destination hotel. The conference centre is also a massive attraction to bring businesses in.”