Longest standing hotel and venue in Mount Isa
Purchased in 2002 by the Hakfoort Group, a family owned and operated chain of hotels. Mount Isa was not only a business related decision, but one filled with history for the Hakfoort Group. It’s about us and the link to what had been considered home to the Hakfoort family for more than 20 years. A connection to the people in Mount Isa. The opportunity to give back to those who were once neighbours, school buddies and friendly faces.
Refurbishment commenced shortly after its purchase, adding twenty-six guest rooms to create a forty guest room hotel. The second phase included the deck and air bridge which was added between the Isa and RedEarth Hotel. A steak house known as the Rodeo Bar and Grill was another addition. External street level windows were used to invite the street scene to interact with the premise. Upgrades took a lengthy period of eighteen months to complete and the Isa Hotel was officially reopened in July 2009. Remodeling of the gaming lounge and bar was completed in 2013. Proudly holding the Queensland Hotel Association Award for Best Gaming Lounge 2014. Completing the extensive developments was the Rodeo Bar and Grill’s renovations in 2016.
We source the majority of our stock from Australian owned companies as we take pride in our country. We have a big heart for the Mount Isa community and employ one hundred locals. Sponsoring the Mount Isa Rugby Union, AFL and Soccer teams and proud founder of the Isa Street Festival. Isa’s community support since the day we opened the doors has been tremendous. We give thanks to our customers, in this time of gratitude. Your continued patronage over the past seven years is what has built this hotel into the iconic venue it is today.