The Short family has been at the heart of the Australian hospitality industry since the 1970s, when husband and wife team Warwick and Ros Short began owning and operating hotels such as The Stoned Crow, Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, The Marlborough in Newtown & The Racecourse Hotel in Randwick.

SINCE 1970

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THE LEGEND OF W. SHORT HOTEL GROUP

From Humble Beginings to a Sydney Icon.

Warwick was always a firm believer in the values of pride, passion and personality. He believed in the importance of being proud of your work, had a huge passion for the hospitality industry, and used his charismatic personality to create the best possible experiences for customers and staff.

After Warwick sadly passed away, siblings Martin Short and Paris Ballantyne, along with mother Ros Short, created W. Short Hotel Group in loving memory of their publican father and husband, with the aim of continuing his legacy and instilling his beliefs into its pubs, hotels and staff.

Today, the Group owns and operates some of New South Wales's most iconic pubs and hotels, including The Australian Heritage Hotel and The Glenmore in The Rocks, The Royal in Leichhardt, The Tudor in Redfern and The Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks and are former owners of Scubar Downunder in Sydney Central.

WARWICK SHORT

Warwick was always a firm believer in the values of pride, passion and personality.

Known as one of Sydney’s most energetic and creative Hotelier’s, Warwick (Wog) Short was a leader and innovator in transforming the hose-out pubs of the 60s through various incarnations in the 80s and 90s to the sophisticated establishments of the contemporary Sydney bar scene.

Between his first bars, the legendary Stoned Crow and the Great Australian Wine Company as well as The Australian Hotel, Cargo, Loft and Bunglaow 8, he shaped some of Sydney's favourite watering hotels including Jacksons on George, The Bridgeview Hotel and the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel.
Warwick is remembered for his great personality, wonderful sense of humour, courage as well as his enthusiasm & passion for hospitality. Warwick always had a story to tell, a joke to share and a way of making people feel they were 'in' on them.

This was accentuated through the hotel industry where he was able to widen his embrace to draw so many people of various walks of life into his circle. Staff, managers and patrons of Warwick's Hotels all felt the warmth he radiated.

SINCE 1970

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WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON 3 SIMPLE PRINCIPLES

We live and breathe hospitality and our people love being a part of the family.

PASSION

A passion for hospitality. It is in our blood, it inspires us.

PRIDE

A connected pride in the joy our people bring to our patrons.

PERSONALITY

Injecting personality into our venues and letting our staff's character shine.

CAREERS AT W. SHORT HOTEL GROUP

Why should you work for the WSHG?

We offer many benefits such as AHA Membership, development opportunities, transfer opportunities across the group, internal promotions, group benefits and great people.

The Seabreeze Beach Hotel has taught me many things over the past 3 years. From working under pressure, managing a team to get best results, learning to work with different types of people and being able to enjoy a safe environment yet still have fun! I would highly recommend the Seabreeze beach hotel as an employer for anyone who would like to gain further knowledge in the hospitality industry.

Kahlia Latham Functions Coordinator

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Our Corporate Social Responsibility

W. Short Hotel Group is a proud supporter of a number of Charities, including: