Built 1896 the Victoria Railway Hotel is an Invercargill Icon. NZ Historic Places Trust Category 1. Closed architecturally designed upgrade in June 2003. The Hotel was re-opened May 2004 - the upgrade included automatic fire sprinklers throughout, Type 7 smoke detection, Ground floor wheelchair units, CCTV and 24hr PIR access. May 2007 Recipient of the Invercargill City Council Environment Award.