A new hotel and conference centre will be built in the Victorian town of Marysville, which was ravaged by bushfires on Black Saturday.
Melbourne Civic City Property in partnership with Toga Pty Ltd and Metier3 Architects have been chosen to build the facility.
The state government, which is spending $19 million on the $28 million project, announced the winning proposal on Tuesday.
Marysville lost 34 people in the Black Saturday bushfires on February 7, 2009 and almost all of the town's buildings were destroyed.
Regional and Rural Development Minister Peter Ryan said construction would begin next year pending planning considerations and create 85 new full-time jobs.
The 100-room minimum four-star hotel would support 60 full-time jobs in the community within five years, he said.
Seymour MP Cindy McLeish said the hotel would include a cafe and restaurant, a pub, day spa and recreational facilities.
"Located in the heart of the town, this development will add character, quality and social benefit to Marysville and at the same time provide a tangible economic stimulus to tourism and private sector business investment right across the region," she said.
The hotel was expected to be completed towards the end of 2014.