CLG, Moda suggest revival of historic Philip Island lodge

Hospitality group CLG and builders Moda are looking for planning approvals for the redevelopment of Phillip Island’s iconic Isle of Wight Lodge right into a vibrant lodge, eating and retail precinct.

Designed by Alexander and Co, the proposed plans embrace a circa 160-room lodge, floor ground F&B amenities together with a signature restaurant, a large-scale occasion area, state-of-the-art wellness centre and a pool deck.

The 8600sqm website, which was bought in January 2021 by Moda Phillip Island Pty, was dwelling to Phillip Island’s first lodge The Isle of Wight which opened in 1870 earlier than being destroyed by a fireplace in 1925 and once more, in 2010.

Moda Managing Director Ed Farquharson mentioned the lodging and retail providing may present a serious financial increase to the realm.

“The Isle of Wight Lodge was an icon of Cowes for a lot of many years,” she mentioned.

“We’re wanting ahead to capturing the nostalgia and spirit of the unique lodge and bringing it again to life with new power for an entire new era.

“Together with returning The Isle of Wight Pub, our proposed growth seeks to include lodge lodging, a eating precinct overlooking the seaside, intensive occasion amenities, and a laneway retail precinct set to incorporate a wellness centre and different speciality shops, offering an estimated AU$55-$76 million increase to the native financial system yearly.”

CLG is hopeful of the brand new lodge opening in 2025 opening ought to planning be permitted.

“We’re excited to work with the neighborhood and council in bringing a few new period for tourism on the island, and elevating the bar for what folks can anticipate from lodging, eating, and leisure in regional Victoria,” mentioned CLG Chief Govt Officer, Tim Fitzgerald.

“We anticipate the event will present over 150 new employment alternatives within the area.”