Ambitious plans shared by the new owners of Miena's Great Lake Hotel will see significant upgrades and additions to the site, transforming it into what has been dubbed the "Miena Village" over a staged process of six to 10 years.
Two of six new hydro-lodge style accommodation offerings are hoped to be constructed by September 2020, along with upgrades to the existing caravan and camping area.
These would be followed by 14 self-contained 4.5 star huts, culminating in the eventual redevelopment of the hotel and general store in new locations on the lakeside site.
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Though some elements may yet be years away, $1 million worth of work to give the existing hotel and general store a "facelift" is already underway.
The business's new managing director, James Johns, said the purchase was a personal one.
"My family has a history up here, my grandfather and father were keen fly-fishermen and I've spent a lot of time up here as a wee lad," Mr Johns said.
He added the plans would also aim to bring lower "city" prices to the Central Highlands store.
Shareholders including Johns Group Tasmania were the eventual buyers of the business from 15-year publican Kaylee Hattinger, who had put it on the market back in 2016.
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