The Resource El Dorado Motel, Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

El Dorado Motel, Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

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El Dorado Motel, Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland
Title
El Dorado Motel, Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland
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Summary
Originally begun in 1954 by partners Greg Graham and Bill Reichelt as the Surfers Paradise Motel - the first true motel in Surfers Paradise. Their partnership did not last and they divided the motel into two - one half became the El Dorado operated by Greg Graham, and the other half remained as the Surfers Paradise Motel operated by Bill Reichelt, who later sold his Surfers Paradise Motel to Greg Graham and it all became El Dorado. Greg Graham created the Quality Inns group and El Dorado became the seed for the group's beginnings. In 1988 the two storey El Dorado was demolished and replaced by the 23-storey Surfers Paradise Travelodge, famous for having the only revolving restaurant on the Gold Coast. The Travelodge later became part of the twin-tower Parkroyal Hotel.--Information taken from: Alexander McRobbie, The fabulous Gold Coast, 1984, p. 96; Alexander McRobbie, 20th century Gold Coast people, 2000, pp. 54-55
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El Dorado Motel, Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland
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Publication
Dimensions
25 x 20 cm.
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copy print
Immediate source of acquisition
RE 004-2000.
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black and white
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LS-LSP-CD902-IMG0002
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Label
El Dorado Motel, Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland
Publication
Dimensions
25 x 20 cm.
Extent
copy print
Immediate source of acquisition
RE 004-2000.
Other physical details
black and white
System control number
LS-LSP-CD902-IMG0002
Terms governing use
  • Copyright restrictions apply. Permission must be sought from the copyright owner to reproduce for purposes other than research and study. Please contact the Local Studies Library for further information.
  • <a href="https://digitalbank.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/vital/access/manager/Copyright" target="_blank">Click here for further information about copyright</A>

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