Rydges Hotels and Resorts to manage the Grand View Hotel

NEW OWNERS: Cleveland's historic Grand View Hotel has been bought by local investors and will be managed by Rydges Hotels and Resorts. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough
NEW OWNERS: Cleveland's historic Grand View Hotel has been bought by local investors and will be managed by Rydges Hotels and Resorts. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

RYDGES Hotels and Resorts has taken over management of the Grand View Hotel at Cleveland.

The 168-year-old heritage-listed hotel - Queensland's oldest licensed premises - has been bought by a local investor.

General manager Keith Noyes, who has already taken up the baton, said they would improve and expand the food offering, heighten service levels and stand as a leading pillar of the local community.

"As one of the grand old dames of Queensland’s hotel register, the Grand View Hotel excites me greatly," Mr Noyes said.

"It will be a privilege to tread those floors and work with the team, who are keen to see the hotel grow.

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"The venue has so much potential and with the new owner’s vision and passion and the experience and support from Rydges Hotels and Resorts, I can’t wait to get stuck in and take her to new levels."

Mr Noyes has worked at the Eaton's Hill Hotel and Sandstone Point Hotel and was venue manager at the Pig N Whistle's Queen Street Mall property.

The hotel had been owned by Gerald and Karen Brock and their son Ben since 1992.

Mr Noyes said menus would be updated and local flavours celebrated throughout the hotel.

"We will also focus on service standards and staff training programs to ensure this hotel is comparable to any in the country," Mr Noyes said.

"With over 50 staff, we have a team that is committed and ready to learn and deliver on new priorities.

"And thirdly, we are keen to really celebrate being a big part of the local Cleveland and Moreton Bay region."

Known as the GV, the hotel was built in 1851 by Francis Bigge and named The Brighton Hotel.

It served as an inn for travellers and a bar for locals.