The Bachelorette’s Stu Laundy buys iconic Lennox Heads pub frequented by Byron Bay’s Hollywood crowd including the Hemsworths
Bachelorette star and playboy publican Stu Laundy’s family hotel and pub empire is worth a whopping $500 million.
Splashing out close to $40 million, Laundy and local hotelier Fraser Short are now the new owners of the Lennox Hotel in Lennox Head.
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Cheers to that! The Bachelorette’s Stu Laundy (pictured) and local hotelier Fraser Short have purchased the iconic Lennox Heads pub in Lennox Head for close to $40 million
Location, location, location: The Lennox Hotel has uninterrupted ocean views along 7 Mile Beach, and over two separate levels has a bistro, restaurant and bottle shop
The hotel has uninterrupted ocean views along 7 Mile Beach, and over two separate levels has a bistro, restaurant and bottle shop.
It’s the first time in 16 years the pub has changed ownership. as it was previously bought by local brothers Greg and Clyde Campbell in 2005 from developer Chris Condon for $14 million.
With Byron becoming a hot spot for celebrities in recent years, nearby Lennox Head is often frequented by A-list visitors and locals.
In fact, Hollywood actors and Byron Bay locals Chris and Liam Hemsworth are among the famous regulars at the Lennox Hotel.
Chris, 36, lives in a $30 million mansion in Broken Head, which is approximately 10km north of (or a 15 minute drive from) Lennox Head.
Celebrity hot spot: The venue is often frequented by A-list visitors and locals, inducing actors and Byron Bay locals Liam (left) and Chris Hemsworth (right). Pictured with brother Luke
In August last year, Laundy and Fraser confirmed they had also bought Byron Bay’s trendy venue The Farm for $16 million.
Laundy, who appeared on Channel 10’s The Bachelorette in 2017, has a share of his family’s $500 million fortune.
The family fortune was built from taking over a single pub in Sydney’s working class inner-west at the end of World War II.
Since then, through the hard work and canny investments of his parents and grandparents, Laundy’s family has amassed a hotel portfolio among the biggest in Australia.
The father-of-four, 48, is the third generation of Laundys in the pub game and manager of the family company.
The family’s pub interests now stretch up and down the east coast of NSW and into the centre of the state, controlling dozens of hotels.
Building the empire: In August last year, Laundy and Fraser confirmed they had also bought Byron Bay’s trendy venue The Farm (pictured) for $16 million
Remember this? Laundy rose to reality TV fame after falling in love with Sophie Monk (right) on The Bachelorette in 2017
Laundy rose to reality TV fame after falling in love with Sophie Monk on The Bachelorette in 2017.
Sophie has since moved on with American businessman Joshua Gross, 40, who she met on board an international flight.
The former Bardot singer announced her engaged to Josh in December, which marks her third engagement since 2007.
She said yes! The former Bardot singer announced her engaged to Joshua Gross in December, which marks her third engagement since 2007