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…
“Let’s spend the night at Bunnings, aye?”
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?