Phillip Island
9-10 The Esplanade Coming Soon

Phillip Island



9-10 The Esplanade, Cowes was acquired by Moda in early 2021. Fondly remembered as the location of the old Isle of Wight Hotel, it is undoubtedly one of Phillip Island’s most iconic and important locations.


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1.0_ History

Overlooking Cowes Jetty and Cowes Beach, the 8,625 square metre site has a rich history spanning back to the mid 1800’s. From the original hotel built in 1870 to the more recent Tudor style hotel design (built after 1925) it has seen many memorable moments from visits by Hollywood stars (including Fred Astaire, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Tony Perkins for filming of the box office hit, “On the Beach”) to countless local community events, and of course the most recent devastating fire in 2010. 



2.0_ The Vision

The Moda team are big believers in developing long-lasting, enduring properties that become the new benchmark, so we are thrilled to have the opportunity to help shape the next chapter of this iconic site. Our goal is to entirely rejuvenate it and return it to the community as a new, much-loved focal point – to be enjoyed by future generations of Phillip Island locals and holidaymakers alike. 

We envision this development will set a new standard for hospitality and accommodation in Victoria, underpinned by genuinely outstanding design. With this in mind, we’ll be looking to partner with a hand-picked selection of Australia’s most capable planners, architects and designers.


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We’re working with some urgency but also taking the required time to evaluate the multitude of opportunities, ensuring whatever we propose will stand the test of time and be an outstanding addition to the region. 

If you wish to stay informed, please fill out the form below and we’ll keep you in the loop as new information comes to hand.


Project Details
In Planning
Developed by Moda


9-10 The Esplanade, Cowes VIC 3922