The Laundy family have been in the hotel industry for four generations. Arthur (Snr) and Veronica Laundy started the business in 1945 with the Sackville Hotel, Rozelle.
Moving to the west they purchased land at Bass Hill in 1964 and built the Twin Willows Hotel. Although it looks very different today, the Twin Willows is still the headquarters of the Laundy Enterprise.
At that time Arthur (Jnr) had his own leasehold of the Royal Exhibition Hotel, Surry Hills.
In 1969 tragedy struck – Arthur (Snr) died when the light plane he was piloting went down in Burrendong Dam, Wellington. He, along with 3 staff members, was killed.
Arthur (Jnr) was thrust into control, left to run the family’s two hotels – The Twin Willows and the Hume Hotel, Yagoona. Arthur (Jnr) married Margaret Paul in 1970. Together they moulded what was to become their empire. They thrived in the hotel industry, going from strength to strength. In 2004 Arthur (Jnr) was invested as an AM.
In 2006 he was further recognised honoured by the National AHA, being named the “HOTELIER OF THE YEAR”. Thoroughly deserving – the award was recognition for his 50+ years of service to the industry. Though Veronica Laundy and Margaret Laundy never received an award, they have worked extremely hard to achieve such success.
The Laundy’s learned hospitality the old-fashioned way. We pride ourselves on good service and providing friendly, social environments.