Melbourne’s most notorious hotel will soon be home to budding reality TV renovators as the new season of The Block takes on it’s most unique and challenging project yet.
For its 14th season, The Gatwick Hotel in St. Kilda will be taken over by renovators, production crews and Scott Cam himself, transforming the hotel from its dilapidated state to one that seeks to attract cashed-up buyers in Melbourne’s property market.
The infamous hotel, nestled between some of Melbourne’s most popular restaurants and St. Kilda beach, is imposing in its Fitzroy St location.
Last year, The Herald Sun reported the hotel came with a hefty price tag, with the building estimated to be worth $10 million.
For the uninitiated, the Gatwick Hotel has long been considered one of Australia’s most dangerous boarding houses. The walls of the hotel have seen four homicides in the past decade alone, with the 64-room building amassing a reputation over time for consistent reported drug abuse and violence.