What's in a name?
1834 Hotels is a proudly South Australian company. In deciding on a name we wanted to think a little outside of the box and searched for something that was truly reflective and representative of our South Australian heritage.
So the question was posed – what’s more representative than the very establishment of our State? Yes, we are aware that the first ships didn’t arrive to settle at Kangaroo Island until 1836! But well before South Australia was proclaimed in 1836, the British Parliament passed the South Australia Colonisation Act 1834, empowering His Majesty to erect South Australia as a British Province and the plans for the New Colony of South Australia were explained to the public.
1834, is therefore, a significant and symbolic year for the origins of our state and a fitting name to represent our company into the future.