The Victorian town of Marysville that was almost wiped out in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires is to have a new hotel and conference centre.
The Victorian government, which is spending $19 million on the $28 million project, announced that Melbourne Civic City Property, Metier3 Architects and Toga P/L had been chosen to build the minimum four-star hotel.
Regional and rural development minister Peter Ryan said construction would begin next year pending planning considerations and create 85 new full-time jobs.
The hotel would include a café and restaurant, pub, day spa and recreational facilities and would be located in the heart of the town.
The hotel was expected to be completed towards the end of 2014.