The Solomon Family, Matt Moran and Solotel Group media statement regarding impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

Solotel Group bars, pubs and restaurants are now closed until further notice

“Following the Government's mandate to shut down, the Solomon Family, Matt Moran and the Solotel Group can confirm that our bars, pubs and restaurants are now closed until further notice.


“Today is an incredibly sad day for our people and for the hospitality industry.


We want to thank our incredible staff and loyal guests for their dedication and support over the years.”


Bruce Solomon, founder of Solotel Group said “The Solomon family has proudly been a part of Australia's hospitality industry for more than 100 years. We are devastated by what has happened to hospitality and the wonderful people who work within our industry. It is the people we have had the privilege of working with that has made my time in the industry so fulfilling. I feel for our staff, their families and everyone in the industry. Elliot, Anna and I want to say thank you and we hope we will be able to rebuild a stronger Solotel in the future”.


Matt Moran, co-owner of the Matt Moran branded restaurants, said “In my 36 years in the industry, there have been many ups and downs but this breaks my heart. As a community, we must be brave, be kind, stay positive and support. We will get through this and will come back stronger when we re-open".


Solotel CEO, Justine Baker said, “Today is a sad day for our people and the hospitality industry. We are committed to getting the business through this so that we are able to welcome our staff and guests back as soon as we can".


The Sackville Hotel and Clock Hotel Bottle Shops will remain open along with a review of further takeaway offerings underway.


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