About Matthews Hospitality

With more than 70 years history and with four generations of the Matthews family behind the business, we have hospitality in our DNA. As we progress toward the future, we are extending ourselves beyond the traditional family business into a hospitality group, growing and expanding our reach.


At Matthews Hospitality, our core philosophy is making others feel good, feels great. We take every opportunity to ensure every customer feels a strong sense of our hospitality regardless of the venue they are in; that our suppliers are valued regardless of the products they sell; and our internal partners are also acknowledged as integral to our success.

The act of hospitality closely aligns with the provision of a promise and a commitment, whereby a core value of our group is that we follow through and honour our commitments by:

  • Empowering others
  • Being respectful and compassionate
  • Maintaining professional standards
  • Operating with honesty and integrity
  • Recognising hard work

Whilst we acknowledge our history and the success from years gone by that has transformed us into what we are today, we also understand that our journey continues. Our path into the future remains forward looking, but by no means denying our past. We have been leaders in the hospitality industry and have an incredible legacy, whereby we seek to continue to evolve and grow to be respected and admired by all. Hence, our vision to be the most revered leader in hospitality.




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Matthews Hospitality have been pioneers in the Australian industry for over 70 years. Having built a unique entrepreneurial legacy, the group is still an integral part of Australian hospitality landscape today.

Establishing the first Drive-Thru Bottle Shop and Smorgasbord in Australia plus an ordering system for food service and launching night time music in venues, the Matthews family have been innovators since the Group was established by Seymour and Doris Matthews during World War II.

Having operated many iconic South Australian venues under the Matthews banner since the 1940's, with some 36 licenses and free holds, Matthews Hospitality now own and operate 10 venues, consisting of five Hotels in Adelaide, three Hotels and a B&B in Mount Gambier plus one Hotel in Whyalla.

Headed by Seymour Matthews' two sons Tony and Guy, along with their six children and 12 grandchildren, the Matthews family know only too well that 'making others feel good, feels great' whilst they continue their journey 'to be the most revered leader in hospitality'.

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Feathers Wins "Best Outdoor or Non-Enclosed Facility 2017"

Feathers Wins "Best Outdoor or Non-Enclosed Facility 2017"

26 July, 2017

The recently refurbished Feathers Hotel terrace has created a whole new dimension to this historical landmark. It’s open modern design and welcoming feel has ensured it appeals to a wide demographic. It’s a popular all-weather area which is comfortable and inviting. It interacts with the surrounding hotel and creates a flow between the spaces. With…

Maylands Wins "Best Gaming Venue 2017"

Maylands Wins "Best Gaming Venue 2017"

25 July, 2017

The Maylands was purchased by the Matthews Group in 2016 and they have recently renovated the gaming room in keeping with the old-world charm and sophistication the hotel exudes. Of the 32 machines, there is a good mix of games with comfortable furniture and surroundings. The Maylands has a strong commitment to staff training and establishing good …



15 April, 2016

The family-run Matthews Hotel Group has rescued an historic local watering hole, the Maylands Hotel. The Matthews Hotel Group (MHG) has owned and operated South Australian pubs for over 70 years and patriarch Scott Matthews told PubTIC they are excited about the chance to the hotel to its former glory. “As a family, we decided to purchase the Mayla…

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