Paul Hogan hasn’t appeared in a movie for more than eight years, but that doesn’t mean he’s been idle. The Aussie actor is forging a new career as a pub owner.
Hogan has joined a syndicate snapping up Queensland hotels. He’s one of six investors, including car industry identity Nick Politis, Martin Ward and Peter Ashelford (of Lewis Hotels Group fame), that spent $21million buying Brisbane’s historic Queens Arms Hotel this week.
The syndicate also outlayed $29 million spend on two taverns on the Gold Coast – the Treetops Tavern in Burleigh Waters and the Boathouse Tavern at Coomera
According to the Courier Mail, corporate records show the group registered QAP Holdings in May, with Hogan and each of the owners controlling an equal share.
Queens Arms owner Chris Condon bought the 130-year-old hotel eight years ago and just completed $5 million renovation of the venue.