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Admiralty Arch to open as a hotel


pabby

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A Spanish hotel developer paid £60 million to buy it. Would you spend £850 for a night there. Should it have been sold, are we going to sell all our National treasures to overseas buyers?

So many questions, so little time.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2223423/Londons-Admiralty-Arch-open-luxury-hotel-Spanish-developer-spends-60m.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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morddwyd

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Ideal MPs' London apartment block!

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alan14

"I wouldn't pay £500, £728 or indeed £850 a night for a hotel. That's roughly 3 weeks take-home pay, so it's just not going to happen..."

Of course it's not, but the hotel will not be aimed at you. There's no shortage of people who can and will pay that kind of money however, and I think the hotel will attract them. It's a superb location, and a very beautiful building.

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interzone55

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The original post asked Would you spend £850 for a night there so I was simply answering the question

When I stay in London I usually stay at the Premier Inn near The Globe...

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Quickbeam

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The commissionaires will look quite splendid if they wear an 18th century admirals garb.

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Brumas

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Quickbeam,

that brings back hurtful memories of my childhood. We were so poor my mother used to buy our clothes from the Army & Navy Stores - it was no fun going to school dressed as.......etc. etc. ;o}}

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Condom

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Perhaps one would need to be very careful what one did in your room as I believe AA was also used by MI5 as a listening and observation post or am I not supposed to know that ;-)

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"I believe AA was also used by MI5 as a listening and observation post or am I not supposed to know that ;-)"

I could tell you more, but if I did I would have to kill you.

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WhiteTruckMan

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I vaguely recall marching under there in my younger days. It was one of several ceremonial routelinings I did. We used to form up on parade on horse guards parade, marched out onto whitehall, then did a left and left again.

However, in all honesty I wasnt paying much attention to my surroundings, I was more concerned with counting my paces once we switched from column of threes to two's, and the monumental wrath of the WO1 which would descend on us from a great height should we stuff up in front of the public.

Sprry for the slight digression, merely taking a diversion down memory lane to avoid the roadworks.

WTM

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