The Pink Hotel and Eddie’s Grub House at Coolangatta for sale via expressions of interest

15 Jun 2022
Words Kathleen Skene Gold Coast Bulletin

The Pink Hotel and Eddie’s Grub House at Coolangatta for sale via expressions of interest

A Gold Coast hotel that’s been used as a setting for films and countless social posts is on the market.

Buyers for The Pink Hotel business, along with its rock n roll-theme burger spot Eddie’s Grub House in Coolangatta, are being sought via an expressions of interest campaign.

The venue has featured as a film backdrop for productions including series The Young Rock and for multiple Destination Gold Coast and other tourism promotions.

The bright pink and white, retro-styled hotel is a magnet for photo shoots and influencers, with Tammy Hembrow launching her Saski activewear collection there.

Eddie’s Grub House was formerly a Chinese restaurant which featured in Australian cult hit movie Muriel’s Wedding, while other famous faces to be seen at the hotel have included director Baz Luhrmann and musician Davey Lane of Aussie band You Am I.

The hotel, at 171 Griffith St, could be purchased as a leasehold or freehold operation, with the owner of the 653 sqm property also open to offers.

He said while no official records of this property exist before the 60s, it was believed to have opened as early as the 1940s.

“This iconic business, along Coolangatta’s main streets, boasts 17 individually decorated rooms in a mix of Scandinavian and mid-century styling,” Mr James said.

“Old-school hotels and motels are making a huge comeback around Australia because of that sense of nostalgia they offer, and nowhere is this more acute than on the Gold Coast where many Australians spent their childhood holidays in similar properties.”

Greg James, of ResortBrokers Gold Coast, said The Pink Hotel opened in 1963 as The Ocean View Motel and was restored to its retro glory in 2018.

The hotel enjoys a prime location on Coolangatta’s main street, overlooking the ocean and minutes from Greenmount, Coolangatta, Kirra, Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks.

The Pink Hotel director Samuel Diklich says the property was one of the last of its kind standing on the southern Gold Coast.

“When we were renovating we took our inspiration from old-style American hotels and wanted that Palm Springs feel,” he said.

“With 17 rooms you can really focus on the people. It is not just another box. This building is one of a kind as most buildings these days are just so symmetrical.

“I love all the little nooks and the weird shapes. It just gives it so much character.”

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