From the Maitland Mercury report:
The city’s oldest accommodation provider has changed colours to become the Mercure Maitland Monte Pio.
The deal follows extensive renovations, worth $2.5 million, designed to make the old convent the city.
Hotel manager Atul Seth said there was a certain expectation that the old dame had to uphold.
“It’s a beautiful building with so much history,” he said.
“It’s iconic – it’s almost been here forever.”
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Sept. 3, 2015.