Hazelwood Estate, the luxury country retreat set in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, is rebranding as Beechmont Estate and becoming part of Northern Escape Collection, a curated portfolio of boutique lodges and experiences owned by Morris Group.
Morris Group Executive Chairman Chris Morris said the name change celebrates the estate’s location near the town of Beechmont in the stunning Gold Coast hinterland in line with the collection’s other properties: Orpheus Island Lodge and Mt Mulligan Lodge.
“We’re really excited to add an authentic hinterland experience to our reef, rainforest and outback offerings and give guests even more opportunities to enjoy Queensland’s diverse natural beauty,”
Chris Morris, Executive Chairman, Morris Group
“Beechmont Estate will continue offering guests the same outstanding experience and unique brand of understated luxury it’s become renowned for over the past 14 months; whether it’s a getaway in our elegant yet relaxed accommodation, dining at our chef-hatted restaurant, The Paddock, or hosting intimate weddings and corporate retreats.”
Northern Escape Collection CEO Ross Penegar said Beechmont Estate’s ethos perfectly aligns with the collection’s focus on sustainability.
“We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment and making a positive impact on the local community,” Mr Penegar said.
“The Paddock team will continue to build real paddock-to-plate connections with diners and strive to bring guests along on the journey and immerse them in our passion for the environment.”
Mr Penegar said the restaurant would continue to be a destination for foodies to enjoy the region’s exceptional relaxed fine dining experience.
“The Paddock has built itself a strong reputation for showcasing the region’s best famers and providores, and championing sustainable, local produce in a spectacular location,” he said.
“So we’re excited to be part of that journey and seeing our vision for the restaurant can grow in the future.”
With the Scenic Rim recently being named in Lonely Planet’s top ten destinations to visit globally in 2022, Northern Escape Collection looks forward to introducing more domestic and international guests to the region over the coming year.