Summer 2022

54 May22627 1920s Glamour Packaged in a Contemporary Hotel Antique magnificence flows throughout Tattersalls Hotel, Armidale. Fitted with Art Deco furnishings and original features, the hotel oozes a unique and understated sense of elegance. As such, it is the perfect recipient for 2022's Award for Excellence in Luxury Accommodation - New South Wales. Situated in the small city of Armidale, New South Wales, is the magnificent Tattersalls Hotel. Founded in 1854, the hotel wouldn’t gain its current name until 1884 when it was sold to Patrick Wade for £5,000. Since then, the Tattersalls Hotel has undergone numerous renovation projects, with the most recent being in 2018. Indeed, the renovation and rejuvenation evolution has restored the hotel back to its former glory, and once again, the Tattersalls Hotel can stand at the forefront of opulence and sophistication in the local hospitality industry. Located near to the city’s two grand cathedrals, the Tattersalls Hotel lies at the heart of the town, surrounded by the bustling pedestrianised area of Beardy Street. The Art Deco infused hotel exudes finery, providing a time warp back to the hotel’s 1930s heyday. Moreover, it boasts handmade carpets, an exclusive lounge, and the staircase which has been lovingly restored to its original state. It is, simply, a hotel dripping in luxury, serving as a reminder of the golden age of glamour. The hotel attracts a diverse clientele, including corporate solo travellers to families, and everything in between. Such clients are attracted to the hotel due to its unique décor. People flock from all over Australia specifically to see the Tattersalls Hotel’s Art Deco interior and are left in awe of the detailed design. Furthermore, the world class, fine dining restaurant is another unique selling point, as the hotel’s Head Chef, Jean-Luc Morcellet, has worked in countries around the world, resulting in only the best dishes being served at Tattersalls Hotel. Unsurprisingly, the Tattersalls Hotel has acquired awards from multiple esteemed organisations since its development in 2018. For example, it was named the 2018 Master Painters Award Regional Winner by Love Paint Armidale. Within its collection it showcases 2021’s TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award, 2022’s AHA National Winner for ‘Best Redeveloped Hotel’, and the AGFG Readers’ Choice Award also for 2022. It is also incredibly popular amongst travellers. On the prestigious holiday booking site,, the Armidale based hotel boasts a rating of 9.2/10, with this rating stemming from over 720 reviews. One customer writes, ‘This is an outstanding property. Centrally located in the centre of The Mall within easy walking distance to all shops and restaurants. Tattersalls has its own restaurant which is just excellent. We had both a dinner and a cooked breakfast during our stay and both were excellent. I cannot say enough about the staff. From the receptionists to the restaurant staff and the house staff they cannot do enough for you. We will be staying here whenever we are in Armidale.’ Throughout 2022, the hotel will be undergoing continued improvements, including the renovation of the upstairs accommodation. This project will meet the requests of its customers, as it will introduce interconnecting rooms to the Tattersalls Hotel’s list of room offerings. It is also currently in the process of redesigning its food and beverage menu to include some new and exciting options. Contact: John Cassidy Company: Tattersalls Hotel Armidale Web Address: