Before his death in 1891, architect Ernest Willliam Farebrother designed the Clee Park Hotel - a grand building with a turret which stood proudly on the corner of Park Street and Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes. Farebrother was the architect for several notable buildings in Grimsby and North Lincolnshire including: Prince of Wales Theatre, Grimsby, Corby House, Wellowgate (his home), Victoria Street North drill hall, Grimsby, Cemetery Chapels in Scartho Road and Scartho, and Grimsby Workhouse which became Grimsby Old Hospital. It was built by Thompson and Son of Louth for the Hewitt Brothers and a grand opening took place on Monday, August 25, 1890 - attended by a dozen notable gentlemen, who tucked into a dinner for the occasion. Key features aside from the turret, were a large, almost circular bar and a snug nicknamed the Bible Class. The basket room saw quite a few fishermen frequent. The premises was also used widely for inquests during its early days, a common practice in local pubs and … [Read more...] about Why the Clee Park Hotel failed to reach its 100 year anniversary
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Pictures reveal for the first time how Leicester's newest hotel will look once it is completed. The 154-room Novotel is situated in the city's former Great Central Railway site in Vaughan Way, opposite Highcross. It is part of a £50m scheme which also includes six-storey Aparthotel Adagio, a five-storey office block and a new public space called Great Central Square. Works on the development, dubbed Project Medius, are expected to be completed by the end of 2019. Interior design consultancy Koncept ID has now revealed stunning visuals which show how the Novotel will look inside. The Accor-owned hotel will feature light installations, sweeping statement staircases and a unique blend of classic textures and contemporary finishes. Koncept is responsible for the design and fit-out of public areas, which includes the lobby café and co-working space, as well as restaurant, bar, meeting rooms and gym. The interiors expert also worked alongside sister company, Leach … [Read more...] about First pictures of how new hotel in £50m scheme will look
New York City is brimming with show-stopping hotels, so deciding where to stay can often be overwhelming. Which is why we’ve decided to do the hard yards for you and curate our pick of the best. From best design to best icon and best rooftop pool, consider your next trip across the Atlantic sorted. You can find our pick of the best hotels in New York City below. Best for city views: The Ludlow Where? Lower East Side. Towering above eateries and boutiques that have now infiltrated the former tenement district, The Ludlow is a hip new hotel in New York’s Lower East Side. Just around the corner from Katz Deli (of When Harry Met Sally fame) and a 10-minute walk from Chinatown, the location is ideal for exploring. Yet, the Dirty French bistro and the garden bar on the ground floor may just entice you to stay – as will the rooms with stunning views across the city. Be sure to head to the rooftop to watch the sunset as the city turns on its twinkling lights. You can read … [Read more...] about The best hotels in New York City
Spring is waking up, do not be afraid any more to push the doors of the Hotel Le Place d’Armes to enjoy their exceptional terraces. For an afterwork with friends, a business lunch or a festive birthday or party, give a summer-like and a friendly dimension to this moment with a special place. Enter in the heart of the hotel to discover its confidential terraces: The Square Terrace, the Triangle Terrace and the Roof Top. • Cross the reception area and discover the bar “Le 18” in order to sip a cocktail on its Square Terrace. Heated at the arrival of the first chills of the evening, this space with chic and design furniture, is the perfect place for mixology or cigars lovers. The bartenders will offer a wide and exceptional selection of products to enjoy the moment; • Fully open to the ground floor while remaining discreet, the Triangle Terrace of the restaurant Le Plëss, is an uncommon area that welcomes you for confidential and original meals. Enjoy … [Read more...] about Do you know the Place d’Armes Hotel terraces?
From the splendour of Rome, the colour of Venice’s Carnevale, the art of Florence and the quaint trulli homes of Puglia, Italy is a country of year-long delights. January Florence Florence is, of course, the cradle of the Renaissance, and it’s the city’s remarkable architecture and art which are the main draw for tourists. This means long queues for several of the key museums and churches at most times of the year. But in January you can enjoy the art and the sights – most of which are indoors – entirely free of crowds. There’s great shopping to be had, too – especially during the January sales – and it’s an excellent time to make the most of the best bars and restaurants. The best hotels in Florence February Venice Always beautiful, always alluring, always romantic and never disappointing: you can’t go wrong with Venice at almost any time of year. But, while it can undoubtedly be chilly, there is a special magic … [Read more...] about The 20 greatest destinations in Italy – and the best time to visit each one