University purchases the Prince Alfred Hotel

May 15 / 157

The University has acquired the iconic Prince Alfred Hotel in Carlton.

The landmark was bought at public auction in late March for $4.45 million.

The Executive Director, Facilities and Sustainability Chris White said the Prince Alfred will operate as a good quality food and beverage pub, under a new tenancy once the University takes possession of the hotel. The University is keen to ensure the staff and students experience a continuity of amenities across the expanding campus.

“It’s vitally important,” said Mr White, “to ensure we have venues that contribute to the staff and student experience, with a strong retail mix in the precinct.

“With the planned refocusing of the student precinct around the Grattan Street area, we’re also keen to foster the student focus of activity close to campus.”

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