Pig 'n' Whistle Redbank Plains sale

Redcape Hotel Group purchases Pig ‘N’ Whistle

August 1, 2019
By Alana House

The Pig ‘N’ Whistle Redbank Plains has been acquired by Redcape Hotel Group for $11,500,000.

CBRE Hotels’ Director Paul Fraser managed the off-market sale of the Queensland leasehold on behalf of Mantle Group Hospitality (MGH).

Managing Director Godfrey Mantle said: “MGH is thrilled with what we have achieved in two years at Redbank Plains, with the design, construction, delivery and operation of a very successful pub. Similarly, working within a thriving local community certainly aided in building a successful business, which will service the region for years to come.”

Mantle added; “The sale comes as a result of MGH’s decision to direct its focus back to developing premium, large format food and beverage CBD venues.”

The Pig ‘N’ Whistle Redbank Plains venue occupies a large, 1350sqm corner site, approximately 12km from the Ipswich CBD. It comprises a main bar, sports lounge, large bistro area, expansive outdoor dining area, multiple function spaces and a gaming room with 41 authorities.

CBRE Hotels’ Fraser said the off-market sale highlighted the firm’s ability to match the strategic imperatives of vendors and prospective purchasers.

“Since opening in early 2017, Pig ‘N’ Whistle Redbank Plains has built an enviable profile state-wide, particularly in relation to its gaming ranking,” Fraser said.

“It is one of Queensland’s top 10 individually owned gaming pubs according to Max Gaming, with 41 gaming authorities providing strong underlying value, complemented by the first class fit out undertaken by MGH.”

The pub is situated in the Town Square Redbank Plains Shopping Centre, a prime retail centre anchored by Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and Target as well as a range of specialty stores.

CBRE noted that it’s Queensland hotels brokerage team currently has finalised or agreed in excess of $200 million in sales since January 2019, “highlighting the sharp rise in confidence and renewed buyer activity in the hotel market”.

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