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09 August 2013

1890s – Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Lanyon / Berkeley Deane Wise The Belfast and Northern Counties Railway purchased a share in the lease of the well-established Antrim Arms hotel in the 1870s. By 1883 it had formed...

08 August 2013

1880s – Castle Erin / Golf Hotel, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Former hotel built between railway line and coast to service Portrush’s links course. Originally called the Hydropathic Hotel but changed its name to the Golf Hotel, and later Castle Erin. It was later...

06 June 2013

1854 – Great Southern Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Architect: Frederick Darley Constructed after an architectural competition in 1852, that was won by William Atkins with a premium also awards to Richard Brash. The railway line to Killarney from Dublin was about...

26 May 2013

1880c – Royal Hotel, Valentia, Co. Kerry

Now described as a Bed & Breakfast with a barrather than a hotel, the Royal is sited by the quayside on Valentia Island. Originally constructed circa 1880 and later extended in the 1930s....

20 May 2013

1920 – “The Swan’s Nest”, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

Architect: Frederick A. Walker From The Building News, December 17 1920: “The accompanying illustration denotes the proposed enlargement of tho present inn, which was originally built as a manor house in the seventeenth...

10 May 2013

1920 – Design for Alexandra Hotel, Bridlington, Yorkshire

Architect: Percy Bown Unbuilt extensions to the Alexandra Hotel – the central bock of nine-bays with a further three-bays to either side comprised the original hotel. Demolished in the 1970s after many years...

30 April 2013

1897 – Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York

Architect: Henry Hardenbergh The original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was opened in 1897, combining the Astor and Waldorf Hotels. It started as two hotels. In March 24, 1893, millionaire William Waldorf Astor opened the 13-story...

30 April 2013

1905 – Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York

Architect: Clinton & Russell With its elaborately decorated public rooms and its roof garden, the Astor Hotel was perceived as the successor to the Astor family’s Waldorf-Astoria on 34th Street. Plans for the...

24 April 2013

1927 – Savoy-Plaza Hotel, New York

Architect: McKim, Mead and White The Savoy-Plaza Hotel was constructed in 1927 on 5th Avenue between 58th and 59th Street, and demolished in 1964. A very elegant, formal, design that culminated in two...