Completed in 1902 just prior to owner R. M. Hyne's death, this building replaced the earlier Bush Inn built in 1858 for E.T. Aldridge. The name was changed in 1863 to the Royal Hotel. The Bazaar Street end of the building was built in 1892 as a drapery shop later converted to become a bar while the rest of the hotel building was completed.
The Royal, with its grand foyer and staircase was always a focus for gala occasions in the life of the city. The licence granted in 1849 was cancelled in 2009.
Continue along Kent Street. On the corner of Kent and Richmond Streets you will see….