Hotel – Gillan's Inn http://gillansinn.com/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:02:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://gillansinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-favicon-2-32x32.png Hotel – Gillan's Inn http://gillansinn.com/ 32 32 As hotel rates rise nationwide, Texarkana is unaffected by the trend https://gillansinn.com/as-hotel-rates-rise-nationwide-texarkana-is-unaffected-by-the-trend/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:02:19 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/as-hotel-rates-rise-nationwide-texarkana-is-unaffected-by-the-trend/ TEXARKANA – Hotel rates have been trending upward since midsummer in many parts of the country due, in part, to pent-up demand from the pandemic, travelers’ willingness to spend more and pressures inflationary. But the rise does not appear to be as pronounced here, say several innkeepers in Texarkana, Local hotels mostly seem to maintain […]]]>

TEXARKANA – Hotel rates have been trending upward since midsummer in many parts of the country due, in part, to pent-up demand from the pandemic, travelers’ willingness to spend more and pressures inflationary.

But the rise does not appear to be as pronounced here, say several innkeepers in Texarkana,

Local hotels mostly seem to maintain their room rates, with variances reflecting local conditions, seasonal trends, and even their own unique circumstances.

An associate of the Country Inn & Suites at Raddison and the Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center noted that inflation has affected some elements of their services, including their restaurant menu.

“Our suppliers have encountered a series of issues, caused by staff shortages, supply chain issues etc. at other brands,” she said. “Delivery times have in some cases double. But despite all this, it did not directly affect our room rates.

“Now our prices are up from the same time last year as occupancy and bookings have been greatly affected by COVID. (This is) not the case this year. Things are going well. , much better than at this time last year. “

She also highlighted the staffing issues that many companies are currently facing.

On the Texas side, Candlewood Suites in Texarkana, Texas, prices have remained stable in room rates for the most part, although there are exceptions.

“We have the same prices that we have had for a while,” said Javon Keaton, front desk associate. “However, we have seen an increase in our extended stays, from $ 72 to $ 75 per day for a 7 day stay. It just went into effect today (Tuesday). I don’t know why. But our Daily prices hold up. Other than that, any change you can see just reflects the seasonal situation more than anything else. “

At the Hilton Garden Inn, staff members have also noted seasonal fluctuations.

“We are currently living our off-season,” said Lakesha Brown, front desk agent. “The prices actually went down, not up. We had to lower our prices a bit to encourage visitors and travelers, as is usual for us at this time of year. Around the holiday season , Thanksgiving and Christmas, they will probably increase a bit as we get busier, but no inflationary pressure, not on our room rates. “

Some national sources, such as the online price monitor, MarketWatch, have tracked certain national trends in hotel room price inflation. However, MarketWatch experts say some of these things are misleading, as some of the price increases reflect floor rates at the height of COVID and then react when people have resumed travel.


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85% of Puerto Vallarta hotel workers are vaccinated https://gillansinn.com/85-of-puerto-vallarta-hotel-workers-are-vaccinated/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 22:21:43 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/85-of-puerto-vallarta-hotel-workers-are-vaccinated/ To date, 85% of hotel workers in Puerto Vallarta have been vaccinated, in part because of the industry’s commitment to guest safety, as announced by the President of the Hotel and Motel Association of this city, Álvaro Garcíarce Monraz. “It is estimated that we have 85% vaccinated, which is a very good number,” said the […]]]>

To date, 85% of hotel workers in Puerto Vallarta have been vaccinated, in part because of the industry’s commitment to guest safety, as announced by the President of the Hotel and Motel Association of this city, Álvaro Garcíarce Monraz.

“It is estimated that we have 85% vaccinated, which is a very good number,” said the city hall official, who estimated that both the vaccination and the message that is given to tourists with it are of of the utmost importance.

“It is important that tourists feel safe when coming to Puerto Vallarta,” said Garcíarce Monraz, who urged those who have not been vaccinated to do so now, “because only in this way will we can get out of this pandemic, “he added.

Puerto Vallarta is the first of Mexico’s tourist destinations where the vaccination process has been completed in all age groups over 18; However, there are still around 30,000 people who have not been vaccinated, according to data from health authorities.


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The Ritz-Carlton hotel and residences are nearing completion at 1185 Broadway in Nomad, Manhattan https://gillansinn.com/the-ritz-carlton-hotel-and-residences-are-nearing-completion-at-1185-broadway-in-nomad-manhattan/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:00:16 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/the-ritz-carlton-hotel-and-residences-are-nearing-completion-at-1185-broadway-in-nomad-manhattan/ Construction of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences, a 45-story skyscraper located at 1185 Broadway in NoMad, is nearing completion. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels and Flag Luxury Properties, the 580-foot-tall tower will offer 250 rooms spread over 150,000 square feet, as well as a collection of 16 one and […]]]>

Construction of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences, a 45-story skyscraper located at 1185 Broadway in NoMad, is nearing completion. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels and Flag Luxury Properties, the 580-foot-tall tower will offer 250 rooms spread over 150,000 square feet, as well as a collection of 16 one and two-bedroom penthouses. residences on the upper floors. Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street.

Since our last update in June, work has progressed on the podium cladding and under the flat parapet. Some small work still remains to be completed on these sections.

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

Glass railings for the top of the podium are expected to be installed soon, while orange netting around the mechanical levels above the hotel‘s top floors is also expected to be removed in the coming weeks. Each of the glass panels had been protected by large white sheets with diamond cutouts. Many of them have been removed, revealing the final appearance of the casing.

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

Customers enter through the Main Lobby next to the Motor Yard along West 28th Street and will have access to food and beverages provided by ThinkFoodGroup. Michelin-starred chef José Andrés will operate his Zaytinya and Bazaar restaurants within the Ritz-Carlton as well as the rooftop bar planned on the 36th floor which will include two terraces. Andrés also prepares a restaurant menu in residence. A 6,800-square-foot spa and wellness center, a club lounge, several 11,000-square-foot event spaces with a 3,500-square-foot grand ballroom with 17-foot-high ceilings, and special guests. business and a la carte will also be available soon. and services to owners. A full list of services can be found on the Ritz-Carlton’s main website.

Looking south outside during the day.

Looking south outside at dusk.

The entrance to the engine yard.

The main hall.

Zaytinya.

It’s a mess.

The rooftop bar.

Below is a typical penthouse living room with 10 foot high ceilings and wide rectangular windows with approximately 12 foot mullioned glass framing the view of the city. These units will be housed between floors 40 to 43 with four units per level.

A living room.

A living room.

Poliform kitchens are designed with polished white quartzite countertops and backsplashes, custom-designed cabinets with built-in lighting throughout, Miele appliances including speed and steam ovens, induction cooker and two-person wine storage. areas.

A kitchen.

A parental room.

The main bathrooms are in Italian Bardiglio Nuvolato marble, a bespoke terrazzo double sink, an extra large Duravit bath with Dornbracht fittings, as well as a separate WC and rain shower.

One main bathroom.

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

The Ritz-Carlton is scheduled to open in early 2022.

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Unbound Collection’s Taoxichuan Hotel Opens in Porcelain Capital of China https://gillansinn.com/unbound-collections-taoxichuan-hotel-opens-in-porcelain-capital-of-china/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 05:04:38 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/unbound-collections-taoxichuan-hotel-opens-in-porcelain-capital-of-china/ Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the Taoxichuan Hotel celebrates Jingdezhen’s ceramic heritage, with terracotta elements and cobalt blue accents dotted throughout every room. Located in the cultural and creative Taoxichuan district of Jingdezhen, this stylish property is sure to turn heads. Immersion in local craftsmanship Hyatt Hotels Corporation unveiled the all-new Taoxichuan Hotel as a […]]]>

Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the Taoxichuan Hotel celebrates Jingdezhen’s ceramic heritage, with terracotta elements and cobalt blue accents dotted throughout every room.

Located in the cultural and creative Taoxichuan district of Jingdezhen, this stylish property is sure to turn heads.

Immersion in local craftsmanship

Hyatt Hotels Corporation unveiled the all-new Taoxichuan Hotel as a unique addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The 196-key property will immerse guests in a creative district in the “porcelain capital”, known for producing porcelain for many centuries, in southern China’s Jiangxi Province.

The hotel provides new insight into the creativity of a city known to have one of the highest concentrations of artistic talent in China, with more than 30,000 resident artists. It’s located just a five-minute walk from Ceramic Art Avenue Taoxichuan, where centuries-old heritage rubs shoulders with a new generation of museums, galleries, markets, and shops – a 25-minute drive from Northern High Railway Station and the Luojia airport.

Stephane Ho, President of Growth and Operations for Asia-Pacific, Hyatt, said, “We are delighted to expand The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand into China with Taoxichuan Hotel, a modern retreat that pays homage to heritage and the city’s craftsmanship in a stimulating, contemporary style. We look forward to welcoming guests and immersing them in history-worthy experiences in one of China’s most culturally inspiring destinations.

An experiential stay

The hotel, designed by David Chipperfield Architects Spans three interconnected buildings and includes 196 spacious rooms, including seven suites, and amenities such as a lounge, restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool, and event space.

A calm atmosphere is created through a warm color palette like terracotta with cobalt accents, earthy textures and the use of wood, leather, canvas and ceramic tiles inspired by traditional porcelain patterns. These handcrafted elements are combined with modern comforts and luxurious amenities, including private balconies.

Authentic local and regional Chinese cuisine is served at Cobalt Restaurant, which features a modern interior design incorporating cobalt and white Jingdezhen porcelain. Designed as an extension of an adjacent garden, this dining venue aims to provide a picnic experience in the park.

Four private dining rooms with butler service provide the perfect setting for special occasions, and Emerald Lounge offers light snacks and afternoon tea as well as cocktails. Other hotel highlights include a heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, and 14,638 square feet of event space that includes five meeting rooms and a pillarless ballroom.

Unique experiences at the hotel range from classes in the art of Song Dynasty tea to ceramic making with a local artisan.

“We are delighted to welcome guests to the Taoxichuan Hotel, where they can be exposed to the city’s rich cultural experiences and creative energy,” said Howard li, General Manager, Taoxichuan Hotel. “Our urban retreat offers a sanctuary of comfort and sophistication inspired by the city’s history, culture and art, and is the perfect starting point for guests to embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery.”


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Developer wants to build 4th hotel in Kapolei for up to $ 70 million https://gillansinn.com/developer-wants-to-build-4th-hotel-in-kapolei-for-up-to-70-million/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:49:00 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/developer-wants-to-build-4th-hotel-in-kapolei-for-up-to-70-million/ HONOLULU – Developer aims to bring a fourth hotel to Kapolei amid demand from local residents and business travelers for cheaper hotel rooms outside of resort districts. A Utah-based partnership is seeking municipal permit to build a 204-unit limited-service hotel under the The Element by Westin brand. The area is already home to a 180-room […]]]>

HONOLULU – Developer aims to bring a fourth hotel to Kapolei amid demand from local residents and business travelers for cheaper hotel rooms outside of resort districts.

A Utah-based partnership is seeking municipal permit to build a 204-unit limited-service hotel under the The Element by Westin brand.

The area is already home to a 180-room Embassy Suites, opened in 2017, and a 183-suite Marriott Residence Inn, which dates from 2019.

The Ka Makana Ali’i Mall in Kapolei also has a 175-room Hampton Inn & Suites which opened in 2016.

Partners in the $ 60 million to $ 70 million project, Western States Lodging and Garn Development, developed the Embassy Suites and Marriott properties. They think there is a demand to support another hotel.

Kapolei hotels have attracted local residents, business travelers, sports teams, and other guests looking for more affordable accommodation than those available in Ko Olina or Waikiki.

The Element hotel would need around 130 employees. The facilities provided include a dining room for breakfast buffets, lounge and bar, pantry, meeting room, swimming pool, spa and fitness center.

Western States Lodging and Garn Development, which formed Kapolei Hotel Partners III LLC to develop The Element, needs a conditional use permit from the city, which has granted similar permits for neighboring hotels.

The Leihano Block in Kapolei, where The Element would be built, is zoned for mixed-use community businesses, allowing for moderate density commercial and residential uses.


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A new luxury hotel under construction for the Union Pacific building at Gateway https://gillansinn.com/a-new-luxury-hotel-under-construction-for-the-union-pacific-building-at-gateway/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:58:26 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/a-new-luxury-hotel-under-construction-for-the-union-pacific-building-at-gateway/ SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City’s historic Union Pacific building will soon become the site of a luxury hotel in a bid to revitalize downtown Gateway, according to a report by Salt Lake Building. This is part of a plan for Athens Group of “Autograph Hotels”, a luxury arm of Marriott, to build an […]]]>

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City’s historic Union Pacific building will soon become the site of a luxury hotel in a bid to revitalize downtown Gateway, according to a report by Salt Lake Building.

This is part of a plan for Athens Group of “Autograph Hotels”, a luxury arm of Marriott, to build an eight-story hotel named Asher Adams, a name derived from the Asher & Adams Map of Utah Territory in 1873, one of the earliest available maps of the territory.

The developers got the mark in early 2020.

Funding for the hotel has been difficult due to the pandemic, but developers have been delayed by the Salt Lake Planning Commission to begin construction, which is slated for next year.

Obtaining the deadline was necessary to keep the project on track, as building permits were not withdrawn within a year as is normally required.

To move forward with funding, the Athens Group started crowdfunding for the redevelopment of the historic building into the 225-room hotel, and says he’s still on track to open the hotel in 2024, according to Salt Lake Building.

The project includes an eight-story building overlooking Gateway Legacy Plaza, four food and beverage outlets, 9,600 square feet of meeting space and 13 specialty suites located in the historic train station.

The Union Pacific building and the new eight-story hotel would be connected by above-ground walkways and a ground-floor courtyard between the buildings.

In recent weeks, the Athens group has been running social media ads urging Utah residents to invest in making the hotel’s conversion a reality.

“Be an investor in restoring a historic 1908 train station to a luxury Marriott Autograph hotel in Salt Lake City,” the ad reads. “This zone of opportunity, this adaptive reuse project gives investors the opportunity to invest qualified capital gains and to benefit from potentially significant tax advantages in return.”

Crowdstreet’s investment page says Salt Lake City is an “underserved luxury market segment,” touts the tax-advantaged status as an opportunity zone created by the Federal Tax Act of 2017, and cites a “sponsorship exceptional with a history of luxury hospitality “, according to Salt Lake City Building.

This project is part of the revitalization efforts underway by the new owners of the Gateway, who have added offices, new restaurants and bars to the complex.


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New hotel proposed on King Street https://gillansinn.com/new-hotel-proposed-on-king-street/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 11:58:00 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/new-hotel-proposed-on-king-street/ CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A new hotel is proposed on King Street, in the heart of the downtown shopping district. The developers say the hotel would also include shopping opportunities and a restaurant. Charleston city leaders are set to review plans to completely renovate the building at 284 King Street, which sits between Society Street […]]]>

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A new hotel is proposed on King Street, in the heart of the downtown shopping district.

The developers say the hotel would also include shopping opportunities and a restaurant.

Charleston city leaders are set to review plans to completely renovate the building at 284 King Street, which sits between Society Street and Wentworth Street. Plans also include a location at 93 Society Street, but the developers say all current addresses would be connected.

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The drawings indicate that the hotel would have three floors, with a marquee and a roof garden.(Charleston Board of Architectural Review)

The building is currently vacant, but the photos of 283 King Street are at least 60 years old.

The developer is proposing a total renovation starting with the front facade and extending to the lane on Society Street. They say this is where they would build a new structure for the hotel.

The drawings indicate that the hotel would have three floors, with a marquee and a roof garden.

The developers tried to get this project through the City of Charleston Technical Review Committee, but this has already been turned down.

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Hobo Hotel Hosts Multiple Fundraisers After Lack Of Space And Need For Supplies https://gillansinn.com/hobo-hotel-hosts-multiple-fundraisers-after-lack-of-space-and-need-for-supplies/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 03:46:00 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/hobo-hotel-hosts-multiple-fundraisers-after-lack-of-space-and-need-for-supplies/ Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – The Hobo Hotel has seen a surge in the number of cats entering their shelter last year. They are at full capacity right now, but don’t want to turn away any cats in need. They are now looking for donations and are organizing several fundraisers to help the furry friends […]]]>

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – The Hobo Hotel has seen a surge in the number of cats entering their shelter last year. They are at full capacity right now, but don’t want to turn away any cats in need.

They are now looking for donations and are organizing several fundraisers to help the furry friends of the Hobo Hotel.

The Hobo Hotel is the only non-killing shelter in the area, so they don’t want to refuse cats that enter the shelter. It is also a non-profit organization that operates solely on volunteers and donations.

Volunteer Janet Smith says they drop cats off at the shelter every week.

“We currently have over 100 cats in the shelter… and before that, maybe 60 or 70 cats,” Smith said.

This increase is largely due to the pandemic, hurricanes and floods that have hit the region.

“People are losing their homes, their cats are out when people have to leave, their cats have gotten pregnant and the cycle continues,” Smith said.

The Hobo Hotel is now at full capacity.

“We hate to say no, but sometimes we really have to do it because we don’t have room, * literally * no room to put them in,” Smith said.

Keeping all of those cats in the shelter can quickly get expensive.

“We’re a non-profit, we’re all volunteers, so financially we can’t, we’re doing our best,” Smith said.

When a cat is dropped off, they are taken to the vet to take care of any problems they have or receive the injections they need.

Even with a discounted vet bill from a generous lake area vet, these bills don’t come cheap.

Vet bills combined with utilities to keep the Hobo Hotel up and running and comfortable for pets, food, blankets, toys and treats can wreak havoc without fundraising or donations.

They haven’t been able to do a lot of fundraising during the pandemic, so they’re trying to make up for that now.

They host several fundraisers and events this month which is National Cat Month.

On October 14, they team up with Pizza Artista in Lake Charles for a fundraiser. If you make a purchase at the restaurant that day and mention “Hobo Hotel”, 25% of your sale will go directly to the refuge.

Pizza Artists is located at 420-A Prien Lake Rd., In the Mall.

On October 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Hobo Hotel is hosting a barbecue. They offer grilled burgers, hot dogs, fries and desserts at the refuge.

BBQ tickets cost $ 7 for each meal and can be purchased through October 16 at the Hobo Hotel.

They also sell fall and Halloween items in their “boo-tique” in the shelter, where the proceeds will also go to the animals. They sell home decor, candles, hand towels and more.

Finally this month, they are working with the parish libraries of Calcasieu for the “Hobo Hotel Blanket Project”.

Those who sign up will receive a DIY blanket kit with all the materials and instructions to create a blanket for a cat in need.

You can register for the project on the website of the Parish Library of Calcasieu until October 25. After creating the cover, you will have until November 17 to drop it off at the library, where they will donate all covers to the Hobo Hotel.

The Hobo Hotel is also always looking for people to welcome or adopt the cats it welcomes. They are currently looking for people to welcome the little kittens that have been dropped off.

“I did, I think I’ve had 15 so far and it’s so rewarding,” Smith said.

They are also looking for people to adopt or accommodate some of the older cats at the facility, who may not do as well as the younger ones.

“They come here for example and it is as if they were dying of a broken heart. They die of depression, they don’t want to eat, their liver shuts down, it’s just one of the saddest things, ”Smith said.

The Hobo Hotel is the only deathless refuge in the area, so even at full capacity they will work to find a place for any cat.

“Either way, they’ll have a home with us,” Smith said.

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WATCH PARKSCENTER – Review of the WDW 50th, Star Wars hotel reservations and everything we know about Genie + and Lightning Lane! https://gillansinn.com/watch-parkscenter-review-of-the-wdw-50th-star-wars-hotel-reservations-and-everything-we-know-about-genie-and-lightning-lane/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 23:09:12 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/watch-parkscenter-review-of-the-wdw-50th-star-wars-hotel-reservations-and-everything-we-know-about-genie-and-lightning-lane/ Join us live for ParksCenter tonight, Sunday, September 26, 8 p.m. ET or watch anytime on YouTube.com/wdwnt! Each week, we cover top Disney Parks news and discuss topics of concern to the Disney community. We’re back after a week off to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary! So we’ll start the show with a panel […]]]>

Join us live for ParksCenter tonight, Sunday, September 26, 8 p.m. ET or watch anytime on YouTube.com/wdwnt!

Each week, we cover top Disney Parks news and discuss topics of concern to the Disney community.

We’re back after a week off to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary!

So we’ll start the show with a panel discussion on everything we saw at the 50th – the good, the bad and the missing! We’ll talk about food, merchandise, decorations, and a review of new entertainment offerings.

Then we’ll take you around the Hub as we discuss some of the latest Disney Parks news. We’ll talk about all of Disney’s announcements during the 50th, including bookings for Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel bookings, updates on Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, and the introduction of the next generation of Magicband.

Finally, in our Urgent Issues panel discussion, we’ll dig even deeper into all the latest information we’ve received from Disney about the Genie + and Lightning Lane programs, and let you know everything you need to know.

All this and more, tonight on ParksCenter!

Also our WIGS members receive a weekly 30-minute interactive post-show, exclusive to our Patreon program.

Check out last week’s show below.

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Hundreds of people attend Dublin protest against hotel plans https://gillansinn.com/hundreds-of-people-attend-dublin-protest-against-hotel-plans/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 17:52:08 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/hundreds-of-people-attend-dublin-protest-against-hotel-plans/ Hundreds of people marched in the capital this afternoon to oppose proposals to build a nine-story hotel around The Cobblestone pub in north Dublin city center. While the developers say the pub will be preserved as part of the plan, the impact this could have on the well-known traditional music venue is cause for concern. […]]]>

Hundreds of people marched in the capital this afternoon to oppose proposals to build a nine-story hotel around The Cobblestone pub in north Dublin city center.

While the developers say the pub will be preserved as part of the plan, the impact this could have on the well-known traditional music venue is cause for concern.

The Cobblestone Pub in Smithfield Square has been run since 1988 by the Mulligan family and is a central part of the city’s traditional music scene.

Earlier this month, Marron Estates requested construction of a nine-story, 114-room hotel on the North King Street site. have on the size, viability and character of the place.

Tomás Mulligan, the son of owner Tom Mulligan, grew up in the apartment above the bar. He said the plans would result in the loss of the bar at the back of the hall, where live music is currently being played, and the beer garden and smoking area at the back, reducing capacity by 70%. .

“Doing this would make this place completely unsustainable financially. It would starve us out of Cobblestone and become a glorified bar for hotel residents,” he said.

“It’s horrible. We don’t need that. It’ll just kill the character of this place. It’s the last building in old Smithfield that remains.

“There are enough hotels around the square. We don’t need that, engulfing this place. It’s a living and breathing part of Ireland and doing that will kill it.”

About 26,000 people have so far signed an online petition opposing the site’s plans and today hundreds of protesters marched from Smithfield to the Dublin City Council offices to voice their concerns.

Protest organizer Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin called on people to oppose the plans before the November 4 deadline.

“It’s basically kind of a cultural center. The proposal would change it. It would empty its life and just leave a kind of shell of the old pub there,” he said.

Musician John Franic Flynn described the plans as “an attack on our culture”.

“People come to learn music there, there are Irish language courses. I learned all my music at The Cobblestone,” he said.

“It’s just an attack on our culture and that’s why there are so many people here today. They’re not here for just any old ad.”

Sunil Sharpe of the Give us the Night campaign called for emergency measures to stop the loss of any other cultural place in the city.

“This is an erosion of culture and cultural places in the city,” Mr. Sharpe said.

“The council has been aware of this problem for a few years. They say there will be greater protection of the sites in the city’s new development plan, but Dublin cannot wait for this. There must be measures to ’emergency set up as soon as possible. “

The future of the site around The Cobblestone will become clearer when Dublin City planners make their decision on the proposals at the end of November.



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