Burleigh Pavilion snapped up by hoteliers Ben May and Robert Magid

10 March, 2016 by
Aoife Boothroyd

Hoteliers Ben May and Robert Magid have together purchased the Gold Coast’s Burleigh Pavilion.

The purchase marks Sydney-based hotelier, Ben May's first foray into interstate hotel ownership and adds to Robert Magid's growing portfolio which includes Manly Wharf, Pier One Sydney Harbour and The Harbour Rocks Hotel as well as The Lindrum Hotel in Melbourne.

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May said that the decision to purchase the venue was based on its unique beachfront location together with Burleigh Head’s burgeoning food and drink scene.

“The Burleigh Pavilion has got to be the best non-surf club site on the Gold Coast – you just can’t beat that location right on the beach,” said May. “Burleigh has welcomed some amazing operators of late and that’s helping to create a really vibrant dining scene that we want to be a part of.”

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Before hitting the market late last year, the property underwent a significant facelift which included updates to the facade, amenities, entry to the building and added a lift to improve access.

In terms of plans for the property, May said that there are no immediate plans to shake things up.

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“Currently, the venue is leased to some great operators, so we’re in no rush to make any changes. We’re formulating some plans for down the track but for now, it’s business as usual.”

The joint purchase of Burleigh Pavilion adds to May's growing portfolio which includes Manly Wharf Hotel, as well as Mrs Sippy Double Bay.