Hotel Alexander Melbourne

Melbourne hotelier, Jimmy Richardson

By MICK ROBERTS © A CANNY Scotsman with a reputation for being careful with his money, Jimmy Richardson, was one of Australia’s most successful hoteliers. Jimmy built an empire of Melbourne hotels, before selling them all – with the exception of… Read More ›

Hotel useful at 21, dies worth millions

“Jimmy” Richardson, the biggest figure in Australia’s hotel trade, died yesterday, aged 87. True to his life long principles of hard workand frugality, he worked at his accounts and signing of cheques until the eve of his death. He died in his bed at the Hotel Alexander at 10am,after… Read More ›

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