A 1960s era hotel in border town Albury is currently in the middle of a multi-million dollar renovation.
The Astor Hotel is being looked after by Technē Architecture + Interior Design from Melbourne who is taking the hotel back to its mid-century roots with a Palm Springs vibe.
“The transformation is quite astounding,” Nick Travers, director of Techne Architecture + Interior Design, told commercialrealestate.com.au.
“The motel building was pretty drab but was a handsome building originally, and quite cool. So we decided to take it back to its era and now the green-grey paint has been replaced with vibrant colours like orange, pink and white, there are palm trees and greenery, and it has a real Palm Springs vibe.”
The Astor Hotel is open now, with further work being completed on the bar, restaurant, function spaces, gaming area, and the hotel amenities. There will also be a new all-weather beer garden at the front upon completion which is expect toward the end of 2020.
Albury (/ˈɔːlbəri/) is a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Albury is the seat of local government for the council area which also bears the city’s name – the City of Albury.
Albury has an urban population of 49,172 and is separated from its twin city in Victoria, Wodonga, by the Murray River. Together, the two cities form an urban area with a population of 93,603 at June 2018. It is 554 kilometres (344 mi) from the state capital Sydney and 326 kilometres (203 mi) from the Victorian capital Melbourne.
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Image credit: The Astor Hotel