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Hotels, Accommodation & Resorts

We appreciate that purchasing, selling or managing a hospitality business is a demanding yet rewarding sector. The Hillhouse team applies our many years' of experience and success for clients, assisting transactions and leases in a diverse range of hospitality assets, from motels to restaurants, caravan parks and hotels. We apply in-depth knowledge of each State and Territory laws and regulations to achieve specific client requirements.


  • Purchase structuring
  • Leasehold sale and purchase
  • Freehold sale and purchase
  • Freehold going concern sale and purchase
  • All lease issues including renewal, amendments, defaults and termination
  • Liquor licensing
  • Franchising
  • Tourism and hospitality development advisory
  • Sustainability in property development and management, including green leases
  • Property taxation including GST, stamp duty and land tax
  • Statutory valuation objections and appeals
  • Resumption claims
  • Tourism-related developments including marinas and resorts
  • Real estate agency compliance.

Our Capability

Download our Capability Statement for more information about our expertise in Hotels, Accommodation & Resorts services.

Client Feedback

Our approachable manner allows us to work in partnership with clients to provide tailored legal solutions which meet their needs, and we keep them informed every step of the way. The testimonials below provide insight to the engaged client experience we deliver.

For over 20 years Hillhouse have been our legal representatives for our accommodation businesses and investments. From the purchase and sale of leasehold and freehold properties to the writing of new leases, appraisal of existing leases and all othe...

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After many years of being on the other side of motel deals, we finally got the chance to work with David Burrough and his team. David has been our first choice ever since and it is easy to know why. Fast, knowledgeable, commercial, responsive and ef...

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This was the first time we had used Hillhouse Legal Partners. We found them to be very informative, prompt & communicated in a very efficient, friendly manner. ...

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