Southern Cross Hotel MelbourneThe American-style Southern Cross Hotel was the first luxury hotel in Melbourne to depart from the traditional style of hotels like the Hotel Windsor. Part of the American Intercontinental hotel chain, it had vivid interior tiling decor, 17-second room service response time, shop, an American-style Grill Room and Melbourne’s first tenpin bowling alley. It hosted  the Beatles in 1964, but closed in 1995 and was demolished in 1997.