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Old Posted Jan 6, 2013, 3:22 PM
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Made it attractive.
no!? really!?


ok so we like the older one but at the time we thought it was boring, what could they have done to make it more interesting? and help ease the issues that the neighbors brought up?
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Taller, thinner, more glass. Better interaction with the street.
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I think that they could have spruced it up with bit of color, instead of just white.
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no!? really!?


ok so we like the older one but at the time we thought it was boring, what could they have done to make it more interesting? and help ease the issues that the neighbors brought up?
Bigger windows, screw the neighbours!
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Hey all - just wanted to post a note to say great work connecting with the developer! The more dialogue, the better. Keep it up! Do it more!
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Anymore talks about this lately?
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Nope, not that I've heard
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Looks like it's going to get a shot in the arm soon! they are hiring staff and for soon!

this is what I found while looking through job ads

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Manga Hotels is embarking on its first hotel in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.The 129 rooms Hampton Inn and Suites is slated to open in the first quarter of 2013. This limited service hotel offers a combination of standard rooms & suites, complimentary deluxe hot breakfast, together with 2500 sq.ft of meeting space.
We are seeking an experienced General Manager for this brand new hotel. This position must be filled by the end of February.
http://www.hcareers.ca/seeker/search/view?jobAdId=44810


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It was posted yesterday!
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What is a "limited service hotel", that doesn't sound too good, so do you have to make your own bed?
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2013, 11:52 PM
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^reminder that the Hampton Inn and Suites is the hotel currently being built on Stavanger Drive, not the downtown hotel

Remember guys: we got our hands on the LUAR before it's been discussed at council, so talks of the proposal are probably still not quite on the radar just yet.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2013, 11:56 PM
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^reminder that the Hampton Inn and Suites is the hotel currently being built on Stavanger Drive, not the downtown hotel

Remember guys: we got our hands on the LUAR before it's been discussed at council, so talks of the proposal are probably still not quite on the radar just yet.
ohhhhhhhhhhh ok .. jeeeez it's hard to keep it all straight! so we will have two hilton brand hotels and two marriott brand ones.. I also saw ads for staff for that one on Kenmount road
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^reminder that the Hampton Inn and Suites is the hotel currently being built on Stavanger Drive, not the downtown hotel

Remember guys: we got our hands on the LUAR before it's been discussed at council, so talks of the proposal are probably still not quite on the radar just yet.
I noticed it was regarding the one on Kemount or Stavanger. I forgot what thread this was in, and so did Jeddy I guess. I was making a joke about what "limited service" might mean, like having to carry your own bags and bring your own towels, eating out of vending machines etc.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2013, 12:06 AM
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It'll be three Mariott locations once they build across the street from their other hotel on Duckworth
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I heard the new hotel in downtown Charlottetown is going to close.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2013, 12:09 AM
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I heard the new hotel in downtown Charlottetown is going to close.
There's a hotel in downtown Charlottetown? haha I have no idea I haven't had a chance to explore downtown yet.

It could be that one building that has over 3 floors. Hmm....
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It's this one, loks like it already happened in November, (but I would expect it would be bought and reopened again):

http://www.theholmangrand.com/index.html

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&bi...Dev4igKEn4DADQ
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^Ah yes that place. So strange, it was recently renovated only about 2 years ago.

I think that building would be way too tall for downtown St. John's yet it sits very nicely in the historic downtown here (though the upper-portion of the building really isn't that attractive).
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It's only 10 stories, but it suffered from budget cutting on the exterior.

BTW I found a definition for limited service hotel:

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A hotel that provides a place to sleep but perhaps nothing more, such as meals, airport shuttles, and concierge services.
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I find that weird that the Hampton Inn and Suites will be a limited service hotel. I've stayed at plenty of Hampton inn and suites and they've all had complimentary breakfasts and excellent, quality services. It would be a shame if we get a crappy one of these and I will be very disappointed
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I stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Dartmouth Crossing. It was nicely decorated, and there was a free breakfast but it was only a basic serve yourself buffet. I am pretty sure there was no restaurant, which makes sense because you're an area with restaurants in walking distance. I'd say the one on Stavanger will be the same thing.
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