A Melbourne landmark is under threat
The Windsor is Australia's only surviving grand 19th century city hotel, and a Melbourne landmark. The Windsor is so important that the State Government purchased it in 1977 to save it from demolition.
The Windsor needs facilities and rooms to be upgraded, but the current proposal would see the historic buidling almost reduced to a facade, completely overwhelmed by a new 27 storey tower and modern corner building.
Is it really necessary that the Windsor become a huge 332 room, five star hotel with rooftop swimming pool, gym, three cafes, huge new function room, business suites, meeting rooms, a glass atrium - and only 35 'heritage rooms' in what would be left of the original building ?
The National Trust needs your support to let the planning authorities know what you think.