Waymark Hotels CEO Clayton Burns and South Burnett Mayor Kathy Duff cut the ribbon in The Nest at the Commercial Hotel on Thursday night

April 19, 2024

Invited guests had the opportunity on Thursday night to take a sneak peek at the renovated corporate area at Kingaroy’s Commercial Hotel.

The hotel, better known by its ComPub nickname, has recently undergone a multi-million dollar overhaul.

“The Nest” is the Commercial’s event space, which was formerly a dark, enclosed area.

The upgrade has brightened the large room, with windows which can open on to Haly Street, large video screens, new tables and chairs and a fresh decor.

Recently elected South Burnett Mayor Kathy Duff joined with Waymark Hotels CEO Clayton Burns to officially cut the ribbon to open the area.

The revamp of The Nest is only part of the changes that owners Waymark Hotels have introduced.

The external walls of the building have been repainted and new signage installed.

The poker machine area, aka the Gaming Lounge, has been transformed with new machines, chairs and carpets.

New big-screen TVs have also been installed in the front Sports Bar, and the beer garden has also been refreshed.

Waymark bought the Commercial in 2020 at the height of the pandemic, which delayed renovation plans.

The changes are still ongoing, with work continuing on the upper storey to update the accommodation options.

The official opening for the public will be held tonight (Friday, April 19) with live music by the Matty Clarke Band from 8:00pm.

Amanda Pearl (XXXX) with Waymark Hotels CEO Clayton Burns, Ben Finemore (Vinta) and Kate Morris (Waymark Hotels)

Commercial Hotel manager Mark Cassidy with Waymark Hotels area manager Ben O’Callaghan

Recently re-elected Division 1 councillor Jane Erkens and new South Burnett Mayor Kathy Duff
Cr Heath Sander (Division 5) with council CEO Mark Pitt and his wife Nicola
Cr Ros Heit (Division 6), second from right, with Kathy McMurdy, Nick Frohloff and Makeeta Shute, all from Bill Hull Car Centre


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