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$8m tipped for Ball & Chain building
The Hobart real estate agency selling the substantial Ball & Chain building is expecting in excess of $8 million for the heritage-listed complex.
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Paws to check out this cat ‘hotel’
Hotels featuring tiny ‘pods’ or ‘capsules’ are hardly a new phenomenon anymore. But pod hotels for cats? The Nekoya Cat Hotel in Singapore offers small spaces for feline friends and bills itself as the country’s “first …
Gatwick Hotel confirmed for The Block
The Gatwick Hotel will be transformed on an upcoming season of The Block, after Channel 9 finally confirmed it had bought the notorious rooming house.
First five-star hotel comes to West Melbourne
West Melbourne’s first five-star hotel will feature a rainforest-inspired lobby, moonscape ceiling and futuristic neon car park.
Seven-year boom for Waterloo pub
A company backed by businessman Warwick Negus has offloaded The Grosvenor Hotel in the inner Sydney suburb of Waterloo to a Chinese group for about $5 million. This article originally appeared on
Buy an entire WA peninsula
Want to own your very own peninsula on one of Western Australia’s most pristine coastlines? You can.
Mental asylum becomes residential community
A former mental hospital in Charters Towers is being given a $40 million overhaul that will turn the site into a masterplanned community, unique to the region.
US cruise companies eye off Australian islands
American cruise companies are looking to buy private ­islands off Queensland’s coast to offer passengers exclusive destinations and further control passenger spending. This article originally appeared on
Espy Hotel to open doors once more
Live music landmark The Espy has reportedly sold to prolific pub owners, after being closed for almost two years.
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