JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group has been exclusively appointed to sell the iconic Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, located in Sydney’s historical beating heart, The Rocks, along with the famed Lord Nelson Brewery Beer brand.
‘The Lord’, as it is referred to, is located on the corner of Kent and Argyle Streets, an equal distance between Sydney Harbour’s transportation hub, Circular Quay, and the city’s newest entertainment precinct, Barangaroo. The latter is forecasted to attract 20 million visits per annum, and the all-important Australian Cruise industry is set to bounce back better than ever, which puts the Lord in a promising physical and financial position for the future.
The hotel features a basement cellar containing a fully functional brewery, ground floor public bar with brewery viewing area and original floors and fittings, outdoor footpath seating, first floor fine- dining restaurant and commercial kitchen and two floors of accommodation (9 rooms) with manager’s offices.
The combined sale of the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel and Lord Nelson Brewery brand provides an extremely rare opportunity to secure an iconic hotel, together with a much loved Australia craft beer brand. An opportunity for a large brewery to implement economies of scale to further grow the beer distribution, or for a pub group to bolt-on the brand and implement vertical integration strategies to simplify the process and significantly increase profits.