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.

Downloadour Capability Statement for more information about our expertise in the Hotels, Accommodation & Resorts sector.

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 efficient. David has done and seen it all and devises practical solutions to problems that arise during negotiations. His advice is tailored, practical and clear. A rare quality act in this sector deserving the full five stars; how appropriate for a hospitality specialist!

~ John Zeckendorf, Principal, Mandala Asset Solutions (Hotels) ~

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 other aspects of our involvement with the accommodation industry, they have been our guide and mentor. David Burrough is the most knowledgeable and experienced legal mind in the industry which is matched only by his desire to care for his clients in the most professional manner possible.

~ Damien and Judy Kennedy, Longreach Motor Inn ~