Elevating the Sunshine Coast Dining Scene: The Transformation of Bli Bli Hotel

The newly opened Bli Bli Hotel is redefining the culinary landscape of the Sunshine Coast, thanks to a spectacular $32 million renovation. Farrago is proud to have been the driving force behind the design, construction, and fitout of the three-level, Mediterranean-inspired venue. Officially opened on Monday, 30 October, the Bli Bli Hotel is not just a building; it’s a breathtaking destination combining lush, tropical aesthetics with modern dining innovations.

A Design Vision Brought to Life

Each floor of the Bli Bli Hotel has been meticulously crafted to offer unique experiences to its guests. Our team at Farrago was tasked with bringing to life the vision of a space that feels both expansive and intimate, blending elements of the Australian landscape with Mediterranean flair. This vision culminated in features like the rooftop terrace, a tropical garden-style events space, and distinct dining areas that cater to every occasion—from casual drinks to grand celebrations.

The design elements are a testament to the versatility and expertise of our team. High ceilings, terracotta and sage hues, and hand-printed Australian bush wallpaper create a serene yet sophisticated backdrop in the bistro area, which adjoins the rooftop terrace. A striking four-meter pink blossom tree enhances the charm of the private dining area, capable of hosting up to 200 guests.

Functional Elegance

Functionality was key in our design approach. The hotel features a dynamic layout with a kids’ play area adjacent to the bistro, a lively sports bar, and a dedicated gaming lounge and bar. These spaces were not only designed to be aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional to ensure smooth operations and enhance guest experiences.

A Culinary Delight

The Bli Bli Hotel offers an eclectic menu focusing on lighter, vegetable-forward options that cater to the modern Australian lifestyle. A centerpiece live-fire grill in the kitchen adds a sophisticated twist to classic pub fare, elevating the entire dining experience beyond traditional expectations.

A Collaboration of Visionaries

The project was brought to fruition in collaboration with Scott Armstrong and Richard Deery, known for their successful hospitality ventures across South-East Queensland. This venue, a dream turned reality, stands as a testament to the collective support of the local community and the visionary leadership of its founders.

Scott Armstrong expressed his pride in the new venue, noting, “We are most proud of this venue’s ability to service individuals from all walks of life. It’s a testament to the collective support of the Sunshine Coast community and we are thrilled it’s finally arrived.”


At Farrago, we are honored to have played a pivotal role in the creation of the Bli Bli Hotel. This project showcases our commitment to delivering exceptional design, construction, and fitout services that not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations. The Bli Bli Hotel is more than just a venue; it’s a vibrant new cornerstone of the Sunshine Coast, promising unforgettable experiences for all who visit.

Visit Bli Bli Hotel to see our work come to life and to enjoy an unmatched dining experience.