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Spicers Retreats to give iconic Hunter Valley lodge $6m revamp

Hunter Valley’s iconic Tower Estate lodge and winery in Pokolbin is set to receive a $6 million revamp, courtesy of Spicers Retreats.

The company has teamed up with the lodge’s current owners, Michael and Karen Hope of nearby Hope Estate, for the project and plans to rename the property Spicers Tower Lodge.

Together, they hope to bring back to glory a magnificent venue with a rich history, built by two partners with a strong presence in the region.

Image source: Facebook/Tower Estate

“Hope Estate shares much with Spicers Retreats,” Michael Hope said.

“We’ve both worked to do something wonderful with our piece of heaven in the Hunter, and draw in more people seeking somewhere to enjoy life to the fullest.

“But we each bring something unique to the partnership. Spicers have perfected their brand of relaxed luxury, and we’re the custodians of Tower Estate. This area is my family’s lifeblood.”

Image source: Facebook/Tower Estate

Spicers Tower Lodge will be the third Spicers Retreat in the area, joining Spicers Vineyards Estate and Spicers Guesthouse.

David Assef, managing director of Spicers Retreats, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the Hope family to restore Tower Estate.

“It’s a great opportunity for all of us to bring back an iconic lodge drawing on its history and creating something special together.

Image source: Facebook/Tower Estate

“We have ambitious plans for the lodge and function space. The buildings will have that sense of place and a strong connection to the landscape, with plentiful natural materials and colours.

“Spicers Tower Lodge will be a new way to experience the flavour and landscapes of the beautiful Hunter Valley, tapping into the world-class wines of the region and working alongside Australia’s best chefs and restaurateurs in the region.”

Spicers Tower Lodge is expected to open to guests in June 2022.


Featured image source: Facebook/Tower Estate



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