Bunnings and a leading hotel chain have combined for a new Bunnings/hotel combo.

Hotel chain Accor will build a 183-room Mercure, complete with a restaurant, rooftop pool and fitness centre, above a new $90 million double-storey Bunnings in the Melbourne suburb of Doncaster.

Construction of the first stage of the long-mooted development at 659 Doncaster Rd began last month.

The initial permit was for 100 apartments but a hotel has now been approved.

Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer Simon McGrath told the Leader “With the Victorian Government focused on decentralising business outside of the CBD, Doncaster has been identified as a growing pocket of Melbourne in need of new hotel supply.”

“Accor is excited to bring the internationally recognised Mercure brand with its warm local hospitality to Doncaster.”

The hotel and store will open in the second half of 2021.

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