THE heart of the Wonthaggi Hotel is beating again, following its re-opening last Friday after five weeks out of action.
The Whalebone still has the same delicious meals, as well as the same friendly staff.
Owners Brad and Paradee Titulaer have been hard at work over the last month, bringing in a portable kitchen as well as cleaning up after an electrical fire in May.
The two have been resilient in their efforts to get the Whalebone back up and running as fast as they can.
“It was quite depressing after the fire, it felt like the heart of the hotel had stopped beating,” Brad said.
Since the fire, some staff have been working at the Titulaer’s other hotel, The Cally.
“The staff have been looking forward to coming back, they’re like part of our hotel family,” said Paradee.
Of course, all your favourites are also back – like chicken parmigianas and pork belly, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options.
And you can’t go wrong with their housemade desserts.
The Titulaers would like to thank their staff, and all those who’ve helped them get back on their feet, including Allister at BJS Insurance Broking, builder Phillip Ross, Cade Zun from Zun & Associates, and Coastal Paper Trail bookkeeping.
“They’ve all been absolutely incredible,” Brad said.
“The suppliers have been great and, of course, all the emergency services personnel like the CFA and police who helped on the day.”
Wonthaggi Whalebone Hotel is back in action