History Of Weller Hotels
Owen Robert Weller (third generation Weller hotelier), passed away in 1967, this saw Zena Constance Weller team up with her sons, Kim, Brian and Alan to run the family business. Over the years, Weller Hotels have leased, owned and managed more than 40 hotels and 50 bottle shops in Queensland. The British Empire, Friday's Riverside, The Stradbroke Hotel, The Pacific Hotel Gold Coast, The Albert Hotel, The Imperial Hotel, Breakfast Creek Hotel, The Criterion Tavern, Rosie’s Tavern, The Hula Bar & Grill, Villa Noosa Hotel Motel, Alice’s Rock Café, City Rowers, Criterion Tavern, Kenmore tavern, Sundown Hotel, Dublin Docks, Friday’s Mooloolaba, Kuraby Hotel Motel, Toro Bravos, Trader Dukes Gold Coast, Trader dukes Helensvale and The Eumundi Brewery were all part of Weller Hotels.
Originally, Weller Hotels began in 1856 when Owens great grandparents opened a pub in Bathurst called the "The First Nugget Hotel ". Owen and Zena Weller moved from the Imperial Hotel in Warwick, to the now demolished Albert Hotel on King George Square in the mid 1940's. In 1964 the family, which included brothers Kim, Brian and Alan, moved their business to the Embassy Hotel. They then expanded their management, ownership and leasing of Hotels and taverns.
Celebrations in front of The Wellers' Albert Hotel in Brisbane City.
18 October 1934 - On this day Prince Henry visited Queensland.
The Wellers' Albert Hotel in Brisbane City
Newspaper clipping from 1954 - 'Season's Greeting' from the Albert Hotel, along side other hotels still operating today.