Our History

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The Glen Hotel and Suites is the realisation of a dream for brothers Brian and Greg Fitzgibbons who have had a long held ambition to build an accommodation hotel to complement their existing award winning pub and function venue.

The Fitzgibbons family first purchased The Glen Hotel back in 1960 by Brian and Greg’s parents Brian and Elaine. Brian and Elaine lived in the hotel with their nine children. Throughout the years the family has continually upgraded and renovated the hotel to keep up with the ever changing needs of the community.

The Fitzgibbons family name is synonymous with hotels in South East Queensland. In addition to "The Glen" the family has owned and operated numerous other venues including "Fitzy’s Loganholme", "Fitzy’s Waterford", "The Kirabelle" (now "The Port O’Call"), "The Southport Hotel", "The Central Hotel" in Toowoomba and "The Daniell Hotel" in George Street Brisbane all having the Fitzgibbons name associated with them.

 

Where it All Began


The Glen has a long and colourful history and is amongst the oldest, continuously trading licensed premises in Queensland.
In 1863 Charles Baker bought the land on which “The Glen” stands today. He was granted a publicans’ license on December 12, 1865 and Bakers Hotel was officially opened for trade. “Bakers Hotel” became “The Eight Mile Plains Hotel” sometime in the early 1870’s.


By 1875 Cobb & Co. coaches stopped daily at “The Eight Mile Plains Hotel” on their way from Brisbane to Southport. Cobb & Co. coaches changed horses every ten miles and because of the permanently flowing Bulimba Creek this hotel became an obvious destination to establish a Change-station. At every change-station, Cobb & Co. built booking offices and stables. The hotel provided hot meals and cold ale for the passengers, while fresh horses were being harnessed.

 

Why is it called The Glen?


In 1927, two Scottish sisters Mary-Jane McCamey and Emma O’Sullivan took over the hotel and changed its name to “The Glen”, because the undulating countryside reminded them of the area in Scotland where they were born.

 

About The Glen Hotel and Suites

 

The Glen Hotel and Suites is the next chapter in the history of The Glen. Having liaised with local Feng Shui expert, Master Tom Lo the hotel has been meticulously designed creating a warm and welcoming ambience.  The hotel has been built to ensure a high degree of acoustic privacy providing you with the perfect place for a good nights sleep.

The Glen Hotel and Suites considers guests comfort and security a priority. As a result we have invested in complimentary secure on site car parking, CCTV cameras, 24 hour on site management and Saflok security system.

For the corporate traveller Conference and Banquet facilities for up to 400 people can be catered for by our specialist staff, if it is a meeting room you require then we have the solution that’s right for you.


The Glen Hotel offers a variety of food options with casual dining on The Deck open for lunch and dinner 7 days per week or The Garden Grill Restaurant & Bar open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days, alternatively in room dining is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

We look forward to having you come and stay and enjoy service standards which have been refined for more than 150 years.