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19 July 2012

1879 – Anderton’s Hotel, Fleet Street, London

Architect: Ford & Hesketh Front elevation published in The Building News, December 12th 1879. From a description published in July 1879: “A more important structure is now nearly completed in the same style...

04 July 2012

1905 – Empire Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Alexander & William Melville Originally conceived as the Cauchon Block, and then converted into an upmarket hotel in 1905 by architects Alexander & William Melville for the railway traveller. Ultimately the Empire...

04 July 2012

1906 – Royal Alexandra Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: E. & W.S. Maxwell The 18th and most luxurious of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s hotels, the Royal Alex closed in 1967 and was demolished in 1971. For many years, its ornate interior...

11 June 2012

1875 – Priory House Hotel, Walsall, Staffordshire

Architect: E.F.C. Clarke Published in The Building News, February 26th 1875.

01 May 2012

1893 – Hotel Metropole, O’Connell St., Dublin

Architect: William Mitchell The Hotel Metropole was a landmark in Dublin, located next to the General Post Office building in O’Connell Street. Originally four georgian buildings combined together to form a hotel and...

01 May 2012

1883 – Hotel Metropole, London

Architect: F. & H. Francis with J.E. Saunders The Hotel Metropole, proposed new building in Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall Place; from The Graphic, 14 July 1883. Constructed for the Gordon Hotels Group which...

01 April 2012

1929 – Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

Architect: Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie Grosvenor House was built in the 1920s and opened in 1929 on the site of Grosvenor House, the former London residence of the Dukes of Westminster. Grosvenor House...

01 April 2012

1861 – London Bridge Railway Terminus Hotel, London

Architect: Henry Currey Railway hotel constructed for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway alongside their London Bridge Terminus. However, it was not successful, being on the south side of the river, and...

16 July 2011

1958 – Le Reine Élizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: George Drummond Completed in 1958, it was built by the Canadian National Railway, but was later sold to Canadian Pacific Hotels, now Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. With 1039 rooms and 21 floors...