Picture it now. Friday afternoon. It's been a long week. Time to get away for a few days.
You look at your significant other - love of your life, light of your existence, sun to your moon - and gaze them deep in their eyes with a spark of romantic spontaneity that generally results in an eighteen-year commitment nine months down the track. And from your lips, you draw the Aussie hallelujah...
Piss take aside, this scenario will soon become a very real possibility in Doncaster, Victoria. Slated for a late 2021 opening, construction is already underway for the mid-tier luxury 183-room accommodation across six floors - all atop your typical warehouse store.
Unofficially dubbed "BunningsBNB" (only by us), this will include a restaurant - not that any other cuisine aside from snags and onions will be necessary - gym, pool, as well as the usual facilities of your regular Bunnings. Playground, cafe, hardware to buy.
According to news.com.au, this Bunnings store will cost over $90 million to build, with the Mercure-branded hotel clocking in around $70 million. Totalling up, over $160 million.
February 14th of 2022, sorted?