One of Bendigo's most historic and beautiful buildings is becoming a 5-star hotel!
That's right, Fortuna Villa has just completed a plan to become a hotel and conference centre.
At the moment the function centre is unable to keep its doors open full time, and owner Paul Banks said that this new project will take the centre to another level, stating, "It will allow the visitors more opportunity, which is great for Fortuna, but even better for Bendigo as a city."
The proposed Fortuna Villa Hotel will be a 24/7 5-star hotel and conference centre, sleeping over 100 people, with dining, conference, and ballrooms as well as a wine bar, alfresco area and lobby bar.
The most amazing element to our design is we don't touch any existing structures apart from exposing what was once in existence during George Lansell's era... It is known as an adaptive reuse, which is very important element of the planning process.
- Paul Banks
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