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$260m plan for Melbourne’s Hotel Windsor

Hotel WindsorMelbourne’s Hotel Windsor has announced a $260 million development proposal aimed at securing the future of the city’s only 19th Century grand hotel.  The proposal  aims to re-establish the property as the leading hotel in Melbourne. Highlights of the plan include: • Refurbishment of the original hotel building and its key historic features. The exterior will be restored more faithfully to its original appearance, including the reinstatement of the Spring Street colonnade. • A slim and elegant 25-storey tower – set back 25 metres from Spring Street and Bourke Street – that acts as a “curtain” draped behind the original historic hotel building it presents a distinctive form and finish that acts as a backdrop and “frame” for the hotel.  The tower will include additional guest rooms and suites, meeting rooms and health and leisure facilities. • A new corner building to replace the 1960’s north wing addition. The ground level would be fully glazed with retractable openings, allowing al fresco dining and refreshments. The upper levels will include new banquet and function facilities, meeting rooms, guestrooms and an indoor pool.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. melbourne has had so many new sleek boutique style hotels open up recently that it will be nice to see one of its grand dames restored to its former glory.

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