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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Pentridge
This 110-apartment hotel (above) will be retrofitted into the former Division B section of the notorious Pentridge Prison, first established in 1851 and officially closed as a correctional facility in 1997. During its life span the prison housed some of Australia’s most notorious prisoners such as Ned Kelly (who was also buried here after his execution), gangster Squizzy Taylor, Mark ‘Chopper’ Read and Christopher Dale Flannery, as well as Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed at the prison, and in the country, in 1967. Rooms will be located in converted prison cells, with all mod cons added to elevate a stay here, located in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg.
Holiday Inn Werribee, Holiday Inn West Perth, and Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins
A trio of new properties has bolstered the ranks of Holiday Inns in Australia, offering up the kind of reliable, business and family-friendly hospitality that the brand is known for. Holiday Inn Werribee provides easy access to local attractions including Werribee Open Range Zoo, with 150 rooms (starting at $150 per night), all-day dining at Rosana Bistro + Bar, and an E-Bar with free access to computers and wireless printing. Holiday Inn West Perth is located close to Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens, where the 101 guest rooms and lobby are newly refurbished. And, positioned in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the stylish Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins is ideal for business travel and short breaks.