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Page Background AT A GLANCE WHO: Caves House Hotel WHAT: An iconic hotel with an Art Deco style with live entertainment and many opportunities for events WHERE: 18 Yallingup Beach Rd, Yallingup WA 6282, Australia WEBSITE:

visitors of the nearby caves, Caves

House Hotel has always maintained

its distinct style. Soon after rebuild-

ing it in 1938 as the original was de-

stroyed in a fire, the government sold

the property which has since changed

hands a number of times. Thankfully,

all of the owners were respectful of the

building’s significance and have man-

aged to maintain the vibrant atmos-

phere and Art Deco style that makes

it so unique. Today, Caves House Ho-

tel is owned by partners Libby Shep-

ard and Neil Jilley. Libby spoke with

us about managing a cultural place

with a strong heritage, maintaining its

artistic integrity, and developing new

services for the modern era without

impacting on the hotel’s character.

Providing full

entertainment in every


Libby and Neil are the first owners

who have been born and bred in the

local area and as such they have a

profound love for the building, both

for its architectural value and the

culture that surrounds it. The two of

them have cultivated a friendly yet

professional working atmosphere as

they see the staff as an extension of

their own family.