Momento Hospitality, the recipient of numerous hospitality awards, is a leading hospitality provider whose reach expands across Sydney’s burgeoning Northwest for over 40 years. Their success is due to strong dedication to the offering and service they provide to their locals, which now boasts strong relationships and a rich heritage, with the region.
One of the core values at Momento Hospitality is Caring for the Community and giving back in any way they can. The Momento Foundation, Momento’s charity organisation has donated a transitional house to Women’s Community Shelters for women and children escaping domestic violence. It is also partnering with Macquarie University to help fund a research project regarding the binge drinking culture in Australia and regularly donates funds to NSW Policy Legacy, Smith Family, Ronald McDonald House Charities and The Lisa Harnum Foundation.
The Early Years
The Colosimo’s first embarked on their hospitality journey in 1976, opening a bottle shop in Baulkham Hills. Their philosophy was to “treat customers the way you want to be treated”.
In 1982, they embarked on new terrain. By building and opening the Castle Hill Tavern, their business developed a new element of community focus. Their desire to “give back” and “create environments that can be enjoyed by the whole family” has been at the forefront of their enterprise ever since. Retro Club, Adam’s Tavern and the now famous, Hillside Hotel, soon followed.
A New Millenium
Perfection of Beer
At the turn of the millennium, the Colosimo venture garnered a new dimension – creating the perfect beer. They purchased Potters Brewery and launched the Hunter Beer Company in 2002. Since then, they have moved their operation to The Australian Hotel & Brewery. In 2018 the family sold the hotel to the Redcape Hotel Group. Much like the hotel itself, their brew continues to be awarded for its excellence and has a myriad of accolades to assure its quality.
Bella Vista Hotel
In 2012, the family acquired the Bella Vista Hotel, injecting new life into the North West’s hospitality sector. The venue has since been rated as one of Sydney’s top 10 pubs, and also offers the biggest and best sporting events live and loud in AllStars Sports bar featuring over 97 flat screen TV’s.
Establishing the Hospitality Institute of NSW
In 2017, they established a registered training organisation, The Hospitality Institute of NSW. As the first hospitality tertiary education facility in the Northwest, it has a focus on premier hospitality training and education and assures candidates have a strong theoretical and practical background to make their hospitality dreams a reality.
The Governor Hotel
In July 2018, The Governor Hotel opened its doors in Macquarie Park, a sleekly designed venue incorporating a bistro, a garden terrace, and a rooftop bar. The addition of Jinja on level one, an opulent Cantonese Restaurant with a luxe open-plan dining room, private rooms, a ceremonial tea dispensary, and plenty of dim sum. With new exciting venues coming, Momento continues to spread their message throughout greater Sydney area and help guests make fleeting moments into lasting memories.
Our Portfolio Grows
In December 2019, Mullane’s Hotel opened its doors and is already establishing itself as the ideal venue for the buzzing business district of Norwest Park and local residents alike, giving The Hills a taste of the city in the suburbs. Sporting a big public bar, Sarino’s, a sophisticated Italian restaurant, and two cocktail bars, with an array of private dining rooms, it’s safe to say this venue has a little something for everyone.
The Duke of Dural
The newest venue The Duke of Dural has opened it’s doors in November 2020. Offering a bistro, bar, outdoor terrace and gaming area, it will soon become the much-loved local of Dural. Enjoy all the best sporting action live and loud in the Duke Sport’s Bar. With 11 LED screens, TAB and bar serving your favourite beer and bar snacks – there’s no better place to watch the game with mates.
Friend In Hand
In 2022, the family embarked over the bridge and opened a hidden gem in the heart of Glebe. Established in 1857, Friend in Hand is more than just a pub – it’s a hub for the community! Test your knowledge with trivia nights, laugh along to the Mic in Stand Comedy Nights, cheer on your favourite crustacean to victory, join us for locals Happy hours, and don’t forget to say hello to our favourite cockatoo Georgie!
Located 400m from Central Station lies a beer lover’s paradise. Boasting an impressive collection of beverages, it’s no surprise that the Royal Albert Hotel was crowned #1 craft beer venue in Australia in 2021. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, this venue boasts an impressive line up of 18 beer taps. Now part of the Momento portfolio, there are plans to introduce a local produce smoke house-inspired food menu – stay tuned! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this venue is a must-visit in Surry Hills!
In August 2022, the family purchased Nag’s Head Hotel in Glebe. This hotel stands as a cherished establishment, embodying the essence of a traditional old school gastro pub. Set to unveil an exciting new look with a freshly painted exterior and to expand it’s offerings by introducing a gourmet local food and beverage deli. Whether it’s savouring a pint of craft beer in the pub’s welcoming interior or enjoy outside in the sun, or celebrating your next celebration or corporate event, we have something for everyone.
A few months later, The Hudson Hotel, formerly known as Lily’s Restaurant, Bar & Functions Centre opened in Seven Hills. The Hudson Hotel is the latest addition to Momento Hospitality’s impressive list of venues, and it’s sure to become a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. It boasts an impressive array of amenities and features, including premium pub food featuring woodfired pizza, signature cocktails, a VIP Lounge and live sports viewing every day. One of the standout features is that it is the ultimate celebration venue – perfect for small and large-scale events, making it the ideal choice for everything from intimate gatherings to corporate events and weddings of up to 1,000 guests.
Oran Park Hotel
Oran Park Hotel is currently under construction and coming soon. There will be two cinemas, each with a 40-person capacity, and a number of function and training rooms on the first floor. The ground floor will be home to a woodfire pizzeria, a bistro, a café, a sports bar and a function centre.