The iconic family owned and run Porters Plainland Hotel flanks the Warrego Highway, and is nestled in the beautiful Lockyer Valley West of Brisbane. The hotel is now over 100 years old, and was originally built in 1914. Craig has been involved in projects at the Hotel since 2001, and now the team has had the privilege of designing and managing the latest addition, which was completed in May 2019. 


Project Timeline
Completed 2019

Project Size
2,500 sqm

Unita Constructions

Stage 1: Function Room, Gaming Lounge, Public Bathrooms, Commercial Kitchen, Feature Bars, Loading & Back of House, Reception, Office & Administration spaces, 17 Motel Rooms


The popular highway stop now boasts a 17 room motel and new hotel spaces, significantly expanding the amenities on offer in the area, all while complementing the pub's country warmth.

The new Hotel includes a flexible function space connected to the existing dining room, two new feature bars, as well as a gaming/sports lounge. This is all linked back to the existing Hotel facilities through a new central corridor.

This central feature corridor leads to the entrance to function rooms, as well as the gaming lounge and the Motel reception.

The function room is flexible to suit large and small groups, divisible by operable walls into smaller spaces, with each space opening onto the central corridor.

The foyer, which connects the motel and hotel to each other, features a beautiful old Southern Cross Windmill fan above the reception desk.

Each of the suites are generous and warm, with custom carpets and joinery features that express the country roots of the hotel.