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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...

23 April 2013

1891 – Spa Hotel, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Architect: William Mitchell Hotel constructed between 1890 and 1891 for the Lucan Hydropathic and Spa Hotel Co. Ltd. The spa associated with this hotel appears to have been discovered in 1758. The water...

15 April 2013

1863 – Railway Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Architect: James F. Kempster Designed by the County Surveyor for the East Riding of Co. Galway – Kempster got the post aged twenty-one and held it for fifty-three years. A small Tudor-Gothic building,...