Seashells Broome proudly celebrated its 25th birthday last week, marking the occasion with a sunset soiree with entertainment, laughs and a few glasses of bubbles.
The milestone event, held in the property’s lush tropical gardens, was attended by property owners, executive team members, tourism and hospitality partners, and loyal guests who have been a part of Seashells Broome’s rich journey over the past two-and-a-half decades.
The award-winning property officially opened in 1998, and has since become one of Broome’s favourite leisure accommodation providers. Recent upgrades to the swimming pool – the property’s centrepiece – as well as Reception, and technology upgrades have ensured the property remains fresh and appealing.
In his speech, Owner and Managing Director Paul King reflected on Seashells Hospitality Group’s humble beginnings, which began with a simple concept ‘seashells by the seashore’. After establishing Seashells Scarborough in 1994, Paul visited Broome on a family holiday and quickly fell in love with Broome – a multicultural melting pot, renowned for its tropical weather, stunning coast, relaxed atmosphere and unique character.
“Our first trip turned from three days to five, and after returning for a second visit in the same year, we negotiated to buy this block of land, now known as Seashells Broome,” Paul said.
“I’m elated to celebrate this anniversary with our valued team, guests, owners, and industry partners and thank you all for contributing to our ongoing success.”
Paul also paid tribute to Seashells Broome General Manager Deb Williams who marks 17 years in the role this year.
The property’s timeless design reflects Broome’s classic Broome architecture – a nod to traditional pearling master quarters, blending colonial and Japanese styles and featuring timber, corrugated iron and lattice. The property was designed by Lloyd Pickwell of CMP Architects, who subsequently designed Seashells Mandurah and Yallingup, and it was built by Broad Construction.
Broome musical royalty Steve Pigram adding a special tropical vibe to the celebration with an acoustic performance.
Sunset drinks were provided by Spinifex Brewery, Bunkers Wine, and Smallwater Estate and guests indulged in a delicious array of culinary delights from Zookeeper By Spinifex, as they enjoyed the charm of twilight.