Momento Hospitality Group is a premier hospitality provider whose reach expands across Sydney’s burgeoning Northwest. Helmed by the Colosimo's — Father Ross, and sons Marcello, Sergio, Leon, Julius, Vinny and Ricky — Momento’s expansive and experientially diverse entertainment precincts are award-winning.
The group’s portfolio has a strong community focus and includes a charity organisation. The Momento Foundation aims to provide assistance to underprivileged members of the North West. It also supports the community in the field of sport, education, rehabilitation and challenges to the environment.
THE EARLY YEARS
The Colosimo's first embarked on their hospitality journey in 1976, opening a bottle shop in Baulkham Hills. Their philosophy was to “treat customers the way you want to be treated”.
In 1982, they embarked on new terrain. By building and opening the Castle Hill Tavern, their business developed a new element of community focus. Their desire to “give back” and “create environments that can be enjoyed by the whole family” has been at the forefront of their enterprise ever since. Retro Club, Adam’s Tavern and the now famous, Hillside Hotel, soon followed.
A NEW MILLENNIUM
At the turn of the millennium, the Colosimo venture garnered a new dimension – creating the perfect beer. They purchased Potters Brewery and launched the Hunter Beer Company in 2002. Since then, they have moved their operation to The Australian Hotel & Brewery. Much like the hotel itself, their brew continues to be awarded for its excellence and has a myriad of accolades to assure its quality.
In 2012, the family acquired the Bella Vista Hotel, injecting new life into the North West’s hospitality sector. The venue has since been rated as one of Sydney’s top 10 pubs.
In 2017, they established a registered training organisation, The Hospitality Institute of NSW. As the first hospitality tertiary education facility in the Northwest, it has a focus on premier hospitality training and education and assures candidates have a strong theoretical and practical background to make their hospitality dreams a reality.
With the opening of The Governor and Hop House Hotel scheduled later this year, Momento continues to spread their message throughout greater Sydney area and help guests make fleeting moments into lasting memories.