Here at The Urban List we love the Coast’s retro past so imagine how happy we were when we learnt that the iconic Pink Hotel in Coolangatta was getting a loving facelift. That’s right the Barbie pink accommodation, formly known as Oceanview Motel, is headed back to her glory days thanks to the good folk at Eddies Grub House, the burger, whiskey and live music venue that’s conveniently located underneath the hotel. Squeal!
The gang at Eddie’s opened their LA-style dive bar and restaurant back in late 2015 and after its huge success with locals, began to look for opportunities to expand to a new location or eep—city! Thankfully they quickly realised they didn’t need to go too far, in fact, they’re just moving upstairs. According to the team at Eddie’s the The Pink Hotel proved the perfect next challenge. They’ve got epic plans to breathe life back into this old girl and reintroduce her to the Coast with the icon status she so rightly deserves.
Inspired by hotels in downtown LA, Palm Springs, New York and London, the brand spanking new interior will take elements from each of these locations and infuse them with the hotel’s original charm. We can only imagine all the Insta posts that this baby will produce.
We’ve been told the boutique 70s-style hotel will relaunch in early October and will have a few hidden secrets that will be revealed closer to the launch date—fun! Nestled in the heart of Coolie and just seconds from Greenmount Beach, it will no doubt become one of the Coast’s most-loved spots for locals and tourists alike.
Eddie’s will provide live music entertainment for the guests as well as room service—that’s right, we’re talking whiskey and burgers in bed people, hell yes! With Eddie’s fast becoming a must-play venue for talented musicians—not to mention their recording room—we wouldn’t be surprised if guests saw a celeb or two checking into the Coolie accom.
We’ll be back with an inside look later in the year. Until then keep up to date with their renos on their Insta and keep a close eye out ‘cause they’re even giving you the chance to win a room for the launch night. #winning!
What: The Pink Hotel Coolangatta
Where: Corner Clark St and Marine Pde, Coolangatta
When: Opening early October
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