June 20, 2024

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Exclusive: EVT to open Wollongong hotel before end of year

Exclusive: EVT to open Wollongong hotel before end of year

EVT Hotels and Resorts has announced the signing of a new hotel in Wollongong, as part of its Independent Collection by EVT.

Hotel Totto Wollongong is a 150-room property located in the centre of Wollongong which was previously owned by the local university. It will reopen to guests before the end of the year following a major refurbishment.

Early in the new year, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and bar, which will be known as Basta, will open to guests and the public.

“We are excited to be opening Hotel TOTTO Wollongong which is set to delight guests with its modern and contemporary interiors complemented by our integrated technology,” said EVT’s Director of Hotel and Resorts Operations, Norman Arundel.  

Hotel Totto is the first hotel asset for owners Pi Capital Partner’s, a Sydney-based property, management and development firm, and the group says it won’t be the last.

Pi Capital’s Managing Director, Nick Potter, recognised EVT’s dedication to efficient design, world-class hotel operations, and best-in-market F&B offerings, and said he looks forward to working together.  

“Pi Capital have been impressed by EVT’s end-to-end ability to execute a brand that aligns in vision for the Wollongong market and beyond,” he said.

“The hotel has since undergone a significant repositioning and will play an ongoing strategic role in the local economy given its central location. We are looking forward to welcoming guests to the hotel.”

Hotel Totto is the 14th property to join EVT’s Independent Collection and is the fourth to open in the last six months. Through this management model, owners can keep or create their own independent brand. Arundel says this is proving to be a popular choice for owners seeking more flexibility. 

“The Independent Collection by EVT is proving to be an agile and highly transferable model for any and every property that has resonated in the market very well,” he said.