The good old days of a publican standing behind the taps and a simple cheap menu are well and truly over for hotels who are happy to invest and collaborate in facilities that expand their market reach. Symbolic of that incredible change in hotels is The Fiddler at Rouse Hill who has recently completed a major redevelopment to the original 19th century iconic pub which has seen it transformed into an award-winning outdoor venue for casual dining and events.

The Fiddler owned by the Lewis Land Group is another iconic Sydney hotel that has made the leap into the next realm for entertainment hotel venues. The recent construction of a 78 room hotel in collaboration with Accor, The Mercure Rouse Hill at The Fiddler, has expanded the hotel offering to include 4.5 star accommodation in a major area of growth in Sydney, with business conferencing and event facilities. The hotel also houses a fitness centre and a swimming pool, new conferencing and events spaces, while dining venues will be provided to hotel guests through The Fiddler’s existing entertainment complex.

The opening of the North-West Rail Link has given an accessibility boost to both business executives and tourists travelling to the area.

Originally built in 1826, the popular local pub has been steadily updating its facilities to cope with changing trends.  The new hotel has been built over the old carpark with over 600 car spots still available. The Mercure Hotel adds to what is now a 9 bar & restaurant precinct catering to everyone from business groups, to families, with food styles and prices to match all markets. With two major function rooms, one of which seats over 250 people, you can see how this hotel easily competes with other venues in the area.

As acknowledgement that The Fiddler. while  investing heavily in business growth, hasn’t forgotten its core values and easy service, The Fiddlers’ team won the coveted award for the Best Metropolitan Local in Sydney at the AHA NSW Awards for Excellence last week.