Dame hotel – New Orleans Hotel Site http://neworleanshotel-site.com/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Dame hotel – New Orleans Hotel Site http://neworleanshotel-site.com/ 32 32 Four-day working week hits British hospitality as iconic Landmark London hotel offers chefs higher pay in less time https://neworleanshotel-site.com/four-day-working-week-hits-british-hospitality-as-iconic-landmark-london-hotel-offers-chefs-higher-pay-in-less-time/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:05:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/four-day-working-week-hits-british-hospitality-as-iconic-landmark-london-hotel-offers-chefs-higher-pay-in-less-time/ Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:05 p.m. The Landmark London hotel has become the first major hotel company in the UK to embrace the four-day working week trend, telling AM City that its bosses will shave one day a week from February without losing any of their salaries. In fact, the five-star Grand Dame hotel said […]]]>

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:05 p.m.

The Landmark London hotel has become the first major hotel company in the UK to embrace the four-day working week trend, telling AM City that its bosses will shave one day a week from February without losing any of their salaries.

In fact, the five-star Grand Dame hotel said its chefs would receive a pay rise while their working week was cut by one day.

The program was designed by Executive Chef Gary Klaner as part of the hotel‘s ambition to provide better work-life balance for chefs and improve the working environment in industrial kitchens hotel business, the company said.

“The creative shift in the workdays will relieve some of the current pressure the team is under that they are very excited and engaged,” Klaner wrote in an email to AM City

“This shows The Landmark London’s serious investment in our people and commitment to providing them with a healthy work-life balance,” he added.

The program will begin at the Landmark London’s Winter Garden restaurant. If successful, it will be rolled out to the hotel’s other kitchens, including the Great Central Bar and the Hub, the recently opened staff restaurant, “depending on its success”, the company said.

“In addition to a four-day week, the program will also increase the salaries of hotel chefs in recognition of the hours they work,” the Landmark wrote.

“Productivity will be maintained through a recruitment campaign in January and February, which will increase the number of kitchen workers the hotel employs,” the hotel said.

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Dublin city center to host another hotel with nine-storey CitizenM green light https://neworleanshotel-site.com/dublin-city-center-to-host-another-hotel-with-nine-storey-citizenm-green-light/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:01:18 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/dublin-city-center-to-host-another-hotel-with-nine-storey-citizenm-green-light/ An Bord Pleanala has given the go-ahead for a nine-storey CitizenM hotel for Dublin 8. The new hotel will be built on Bride Street and will have 247 rooms. The hotel was approved despite 10 separate appeals filed by third parties against DCC’s plan to grant planning permission for a four-star hotel. Those who have […]]]>

An Bord Pleanala has given the go-ahead for a nine-storey CitizenM hotel for Dublin 8.

The new hotel will be built on Bride Street and will have 247 rooms.

The hotel was approved despite 10 separate appeals filed by third parties against DCC’s plan to grant planning permission for a four-star hotel.

Those who have appealed include councilor Mannix Flynn as well as two groups that represent residents of Adelaide Court flats.

Calls included the impact of scale on the local area and the overcrowding of hotels in the city.

The construction of this hotel will involve the demolition of the existing fixed-storey Molyneux house.

CitizenM is a Dutch hotel chain that currently has hotels in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Once the hotel is completed, it is estimated to bring in €21m to the local economy according to an EY report.

EY also says 176 jobs will be created when the hotel opens and another 367 during construction.

As part of the planning permission, the hotel is to pay homage to Dublin architect Sam Stephenson with a gallery called the Stephenson Room.

Sam Stephenson’s work includes the former Central Bank on Dame Street and the DCC office on Wood Quay.

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Hotel Review: Has the InterContinental Dublin come of age? https://neworleanshotel-site.com/hotel-review-has-the-intercontinental-dublin-come-of-age/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:30:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/hotel-review-has-the-intercontinental-dublin-come-of-age/ It’s just over 20 years old, but the lavish InterContinental has been through so much that it feels like a grand dame of Dublin hotels. Launched as the Four Seasons in 2001, the sprawling hotel was an instant, no-irony temple to Celtic Tiger Ireland. Set deep within D4, the OTT boom-era construction nodded to the […]]]>

It’s just over 20 years old, but the lavish InterContinental has been through so much that it feels like a grand dame of Dublin hotels.

Launched as the Four Seasons in 2001, the sprawling hotel was an instant, no-irony temple to Celtic Tiger Ireland. Set deep within D4, the OTT boom-era construction nodded to the city’s Georgian and Victorian heritage while somehow destroying them; interiors were dotted with chandeliers, lavish suites, and miles of marble; the infamous Ice Bar hosted a dizzying stream of developers, Champagne and glamorous models. It was the best moment. It was the worst of times.

The hotel has since been acquired by the Irish MHL Collection (which includes Westin and Powerscourt Hotels) and today operates under franchise as an InterContinental.

The scale, chandeliers and Ice Bar remain, but it has evolved and added layers in recent years – refurbishing its public spaces and whiskey bar, for example, and rebooting its conservatory and garden terrace during the pandemic. It was time to check in.

Arrival and location

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InterContinental Dublin: The renovated Lounge

The InterCon dubs itself “Dublin’s only true five-star city resort,” and its portico offers an extravagant and slightly intimidating setup (I vacuum our Ford wagon before arriving). A Porsche 221D was parked nearby, we were offered valet parking for €25 or self-parking for €18, and a porter promptly arrived to take our bags.

Of course, the staff is far too professional for anyone to feel uncomfortable. Upon entering the lobby, with its large vases of fresh flowers carrying your gaze to the lounge, the receptionists and concierge were the epitome of friendliness behind face masks. We were checked in in a jiffy, shown to the lifts and given a welcome note outlining things to do in the area, from walks to city events (Dublin is described as 10 minutes away). 8/10

Service and style

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The InterContinental’s courtyard garden

Prior to the pandemic, InterCon carried out a staggering volume of leisure, corporate, wedding and event activities. It’s quieter now, but I liked the space and quiet of her living room, lounging over breakfast and browsing a surprising art collection (including Tony O’Malley, Orla de Bri and Blaise Drummond – ask Concierge Valerie Keogh for details).

It still feels classy and ostentatious, but the revamped whiskey bar is a warm, chic nook; the tasteful and airy living room, and the reinvented garden add a new dimension for good weather. There’s plenty of room for distancing, operations are assured and safe, and we started the evening listening to a live piano player as young families, couples and other guests slipped between these stylish rooms.

Below deck is a small spa and 14m two-lane pool, which felt cold and dark during an evening swim (I also found the men’s locker rooms drab and clubby, with an enclosed sauna overlooking the bathroom). The pool shone more in the daylight – renovations are planned I was told.

I was also surprised by the Ice Bar…in a good way. I expected Celtic Tiger flashbacks, but it has mellowed and settled over time – to me the white marble, clean lines and textile art panels now feel historic and retro, an intriguing mix of Dublin design and tradition. A reboot is in the works, and the space definitely needs some sprucing up – but could they also lean into the past life a bit? 7/10

The rooms

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Junior Suite InterContinental Dublin

If you like space to spread out in a hotel room, you’ve come to the right place. InterCon’s 208 rooms are some of the most spacious in the city, with entry-level “classics” starting at 42 square meters and suites all the way up to the multi-room hideaways used by the Rolling Stones, Pink and Bruce Springsteen, among other famous guests.

We stayed in a two room suite overlooking the RDS and the garden, with a king size bed, beautifully crisp linens and a marble bathroom combining old and new luxuries. Huge TVs, a deep (albeit short) tub, a full-size iron and board, and a smart light on the vanity mirror were great comforts, but the shower took a few minutes to warm up, and I wish see alternatives to mini toiletries. 7/10

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Guests can eat at the Lounge or Seasons Restaurant, which serves a three-course table d’hôte menu from €60pp with breads — quite reasonable for this level.

Service is pleasant at dinner and breakfast – from the moment you’re shown to your table, to wine recommendations, polite conversation, and invitations to relax at your leisure. I liked the room best in daylight, when the natural light added a shimmer to the muted gray-gold tones, and the large conservatory-style windows blurred the lines between inside and out.

Breakfast is a wide range, though pricey at €30 pp; dinner an opportunity to wallow in the fantasy of five-star service, with well-designed, unrushed treatments. We tried a pumpkin risotto from the Lounge menu, and a medley of crispy pickled beets, followed by seared halibut with parsnip and vanilla, curry and cauliflower from Seasons. All were tasty and well executed, with salted caramel and apple sponge cake desserts. 7.5/10

Insider Tip

A winter sale offers 20% off the best available B&B rates. Stay two or three nights and you can get an additional 15pc discount.

Local 101

Sandymount village is a 10 minute walk away, with Bujo, Browne’s and the local pub making tempting stops. The famous strand is just five minutes away.

The bottom line

Dublin’s is a small but sublime family of five stars – from Shelbourne to Merrion, Westbury, Marker and Dylan. To me, InterCon feels even more like a brand, a property you can find in any city. But there’s a place for these resorts too, and this one gets more and more subtle and thoughtful than its Celtic Tiger heritage suggests. Check in before the crowds (and sky-high prices) return.

Rates

B&B from €285 per room, while a junior suite with dinner and breakfast is on sale from €450. Pól was a hotel guest. intercontinentaldublin.ie

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I was trapped in a hotel quarantine in Australia when my beloved father died, says Belfast actor Jamie Dornan https://neworleanshotel-site.com/i-was-trapped-in-a-hotel-quarantine-in-australia-when-my-beloved-father-died-says-belfast-actor-jamie-dornan/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:45:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/i-was-trapped-in-a-hotel-quarantine-in-australia-when-my-beloved-father-died-says-belfast-actor-jamie-dornan/ JAMIE DORNAN was halfway around the world with four days in hotel quarantine when he received the worst news imaginable. Her beloved father Jim had died of Covid after being hospitalized for routine knee surgery. 5 Jamie Dornan says his upbringing in Belfast made him resilient to life’s challengesCredit: Getty 5 Jamie’s father Jim died […]]]>

JAMIE DORNAN was halfway around the world with four days in hotel quarantine when he received the worst news imaginable.

Her beloved father Jim had died of Covid after being hospitalized for routine knee surgery.

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Jamie's father Jim died of Covid while the actor was filming in Australia

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Jamie’s father Jim died of Covid while the actor was filming in Australia

Stuck in Australia last March, where he had to self-isolate ahead of filming for BBC drama The Tourist, Jamie was unable to return to his native Northern Ireland to deal with the heartbreaking loss.

Suddenly Jamie, 39, best known for starring in the big screen Fifty Shades Of Gray and TV thriller The Fall, found himself caught in a nightmarish situation caused by the global pandemic.

So he understands the trauma that so many people have gone through over the past two years.

Jamie says: “It was a brutal time for many reasons and for many people. We’re all trying to get out of it and out the other side – and hope we have our heads intact.

The actor is receiving rave reviews for his turn in BBC1 thriller The Tourist, playing an amnesiac mystery man who has no idea why he is stranded in the Australian Outback.

And he’s getting more plaudits for his fine portrayal of a troubled father in Northern Ireland in Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast.

Jamie’s father Jim was a renowned obstetrician and gynecologist in Northern Ireland’s capital – and had been proud to have his son star in a film there.

A photo of Jim with Sir Kenneth at the city’s Royal Victoria Hospital stands proudly in the Dornan family home.

Jamie says: ‘There was a picture on our shelf of my dad and Ken opening up a maternity ward at the hospital where my dad spent most of his career.

“I remember thinking it was a big thing in our house that he was there and did that and met dad and everything.”

Unfortunately, Jim will never see the film, which hits theaters next week.

The loss of his father made 2021 “the worst year. . . and the hardest” of his life, says Jamie.

Jim helped him through the painful loss of his mother Lorna to pancreatic cancer when Jamie was 16, telling his son, “Don’t let that be the thing that defines you.”

Jamie says: “I was subjected, early in my life and now, to a lot of pain and loss.”

Jim supported Jamie’s decision to become an actor after the dashing star grew tired of working as a model for Calvin Klein and Armani.

The risky move paid off as the former clothes rack – once dubbed The Golden Torso – is set to become one of acting’s golden boys.

“I have a real understanding of what it’s like to go to work. Every step I take since becoming a father – my career – is for my family. That’s all that really matters to me’

Jamie plays Pa in the new film, which received seven Golden Globe nominations and co-starred Dame Judi Dench.

The character is based on Branagh’s own father.

In 1969, Pa is working in England and wants his family to join him there as tensions between Belfast’s Protestant and Catholic communities escalate into deadly violence.

The plot was deeply personal for Jamie, who can’t stand being away from her daughters Dulcie, eight, Elva, five, and Alberta, two.

He says: “I am the father of three girls and sometimes I have to say goodbye to them.

“I think I have a real understanding of what it’s like to leave, often for the benefit of family – to work, to support. Every step I take since I became a father, my career is for them. That’s all that really matters to me.

“I am so lucky to have three healthy little girls. I miss them so much.

Jamie met his wife Amelia Warner, 39, a musician and former actress, in 2010. They married three years later.

They live in rural Gloucestershire, preferring the local pub to glamorous red carpet events.

Even though Jamie has to travel the world for his job, he can’t afford to be apart from his children for more than two weeks at a time.

The family traveled with him to Australia for The Tourist – in which Shalom Brune-Franklin plays his on-screen love interest – and spent several months there during filming, with the children enrolling in local schools.

Jamie’s upcoming accolades complete a remarkable turnaround, after his acting in the maligned Fifty Shades trilogy was derided.

Luckily, Jamie’s skin is thick enough to ignore cruel beards.

He says, “I’ve always been able to give shit and take shit, so I’m kind of armed for that.”

It’s part of the culture of Belfast to deal with problems with a laugh, says Jamie.

He says: “There is a resilience in the men and women of Belfast. What I find remarkable about people in Northern Ireland is that there’s a humor that we have – that you need, I think, to get through some of the things that we’ve all had to go through.

Although he left town at 20, Jamie still considers himself a “Belfast man”.

“Singing is terror like you can’t even imagine”

He says, “This is my house. We probably feel like he’s something special, a “Belfast man”, and I think we all know what that means.

“If you’re from Belfast, whatever era you grew up in, you’ve been through something.

“You have gone through certain trials and you have been tested at many stages of your life.”

The Troubles began in Northern Ireland around 1966 and the film is set three years later when Loyalists rampaged through Catholic areas, burning homes and businesses.

This escalated into terrorist attacks by paramilitary groups including the IRA and UDA, until the Good Friday Agreement finally brought some peace in 1998.

Jamie says: “I was born in 1982, in the middle of a 30 year conflict.

“When you grow up in this environment, you are taught about it – you are taught why everyone is fighting around you, what is this hatred based on, where did it start. Personally, I think it’s not taught enough.

Instead of dwelling on tangled politics, Sir Kenneth’s film, which is shot in black and white, focuses on a family coping with the turbulent situation through love and humor. It is based on the director’s experiences growing up in the city and his father’s decision to bring his young family to England.

Jamie says with a smile, “All the characters are very much inspired by people who are part of Ken’s life.

“I play a version of his father. So this leads to a whole new round of stress.

He also faced the ‘terror’ of dancing and singing in one scene, as Pa performed Everlasting Love, a UK chart topper for Love Affair in 1968.

His blue eyes sparkling, Jamie said, “It’s a terror like you can’t even imagine.

“I’ve sung in a lot of things recently. I think the last four or five things I did, I sang. It’s getting too common.

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Belfast. There’s a humor that we have, that you need, to get through some of the things that we’ve had to go through’

Pandemic restrictions meant Belfast could not be filmed in the city at the center of its attention.

A set was built in Berkshire and production began in 2020, as soon as restrictions permitted.

The lockdown also meant Jamie couldn’t return to Northern Ireland for many months.

When asked to film Belfast, it offered a chance to reconnect – albeit from a distance.

He says: “I was away from home, I couldn’t get back to Belfast. I had family there that I hadn’t seen and couldn’t see.

“So the house was very much in my mind, and then I get a script called Belfast.”

Throughout his career, he has never faced an easier decision.

The star says: “I imagine that once in my career, I will make a film bearing the name of the city that created me. So it was an easy “yes”. ”

  • Belfast (12A) comes out on Friday 21st January.
Jamie doesn't like working away from his wife Amelia Warner for more than a fortnight

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Jamie doesn’t like working away from his wife Amelia Warner for more than a fortnightCredit: BackGrid
The new Belfast show is a very personal project for Jamie, born in Northern Ireland

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The new Belfast show is a very personal project for Jamie, born in Northern IrelandCredit: Alamy
Jamie was on the road for The Tourist when he learned of his father's death

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Jamie was on the road for The Tourist when he learned of his father’s deathCredit: BBC
Jamie Dornan sings ‘Everlasting Love’ at ‘Belfast’ premiere
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The Broadmoor is a Colorado hotel that is charming and historic https://neworleanshotel-site.com/the-broadmoor-is-a-colorado-hotel-that-is-charming-and-historic/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:04:11 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/the-broadmoor-is-a-colorado-hotel-that-is-charming-and-historic/ Posted in Colorado Accommodation 05 January 2022 by Annie When it comes to Colorado’s tallest hotel, there is nothing better than the equally charming and historic Broadmoor. Built in 1918, the Broadmoor was intended to be the “Grand Lady of the Rockies”, a title it retained for over 100 years. It turns out that the […]]]>

When it comes to Colorado’s tallest hotel, there is nothing better than the equally charming and historic Broadmoor. Built in 1918, the Broadmoor was intended to be the “Grand Lady of the Rockies”, a title it retained for over 100 years. It turns out that the magnificent Broadmoor is not only highly regarded here in the Centennial State, but across the country, as it has just received another national accolade:

In these uncertain times, keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket-to-visit list at a later date.


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Address: Broadmoor Hotel, 15 Lake Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA

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InterContinental Marseille Hotel Review: This five-star stay in France’s second city offers class and style https://neworleanshotel-site.com/intercontinental-marseille-hotel-review-this-five-star-stay-in-frances-second-city-offers-class-and-style/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 12:22:30 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/intercontinental-marseille-hotel-review-this-five-star-stay-in-frances-second-city-offers-class-and-style/ In a word: The original grande dame of this port city with glam charm. Price level: £££ The neighborhood The InterContinental – also known as Hotel Dieu – occupies a privileged position just one street from the charming Old Port of Marseille. Its buttercream stone facade, all lit up at night, is immediately recognizable. This […]]]>

In a word: The original grande dame of this port city with glam charm.

Price level: £££

The neighborhood

The InterContinental – also known as Hotel Dieu – occupies a privileged position just one street from the charming Old Port of Marseille. Its buttercream stone facade, all lit up at night, is immediately recognizable. This is where you want to be as a tourist in France’s second largest city – steps away from a plethora of restaurant terraces, serving the freshest seafood accompanied by wine by the glass at a reasonable price from Aix en Provence nearby. The position of the hotel – slightly up the hill – is not the best when trying to take a suitcase up the stairs, but more than makes up for it with a sublime view of the city, in front of the famous Notre-Dame Basilica. Lady of the Guard.

The look

A chic monochrome palette dominates here; the hall is entirely made up of black and white striped walls, guarded by neat rows of black vases on plinths. The seats channel the grayscale even more, with high-backed ink-black thrones alongside charcoal and silver seats, all in velor. The only touches of color come from the floral arrangements, in fuchsia, magenta and lilac. Go up to the first floor to find high, cathedral-style vaulted ceilings and black-and-white checkerboard floors reminiscent of The Queen’s Gambit. The theme is carried over to the bedrooms, with black walls, white headboards, a hanging trio of long black lamp shades, and plush gray rugs.

Black and white decor, what could be more chic?

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The atmosphere

Relaxed luxury. I arrived hot and sweaty after dragging a suitcase from St Charles station in Indian summer temperatures and felt no judgment. As Marseille’s premier hotel it draws all kinds of people – on the breakfast terrace I spotted a mix of young couples and groups of friends, solo travelers, and people on vacation. business (but not families). Service is what you would expect from a five star, but relaxed and unobtrusive – front desk staff kindly printed out my negative PCR results, translated my travel instructions, and gave tailored restaurant recommendations. Marseille is not Paris (and so much the better), and in many places the staff only speak French. But if that’s a concern, know that the InterContinental, being part of a global brand, can do either – endure your escaped verbal conjunctions with a smile or switch to perfect english.

Bed and bath

Rooms are all about understated luxury, with blackout curtains, coffeemakers, and a gratifying lack of complicated light switches for navigating. Bathrooms have the added bonus that the toilet and rainfall shower are behind separate frosted glass doors – not a concern for the solo traveler, but reassuring when you’re not in your relationship stage. where you are comfortable with an open political door. Toiletries are local, courtesy of Compagnie de Provence, with 96% natural ingredients.

Rooms channel a soft color palette

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Food and drink

Breakfast is served on the large terrace on the first floor, enjoying the hotel’s breathtaking view of the Old Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde. When I visited, it was a buffet with everything one would expect: hot dishes, including specialties like Provencal roasted tomatoes encrusted with herbs, as well as an uplifting selection of pastries. , cakes, cereals, yogurts, cold meats and cheeses. Are you staying for dinner? Alcyone is a Michelin starred restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine; a five-course menu costs from € 99, ​​while eight courses will set you back € 139. There’s also Les Fenêtres, a more casual brasserie that nonetheless offers innovative dishes like the ‘bouille-abaisse milkshake’ (a reinvention of the classic seafood stew), and you can have a drink at the trendy cocktail bar Le Capian.

Swimming pools, spas and public spaces

Guests have access to the pool through the Clarins Spa, but they currently need to reserve a slot. It features a waterfall at one end and, where hotel pools are often sunk into the basement, is bathed in natural light from long windows on either side. A range of spa treatments are also available for maximum R&R.

The terrace offers a breathtaking view of Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Nuts and bolts

Number of rooms : 179 rooms and 15 suites, including 72 with a view of the Old Port and 33 with a private terrace.

Gifts : Local soap and cookies.

In the bathroom: Provencal toiletries.

Wireless: To free

Additional costs: N / A

Handicap access : Five rooms fully comply with accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility. All public areas of the hotel are accessible.

Pet Policy: Small dogs weighing up to 6 kg are allowed at an additional cost. Please note that you must inform the hotel in advance.

At the end of the line

Best thing: The location and the large facade.

Worst thing: Pedestrian access; and hairdryers are surprisingly poor.

Perfect for: A stress-free base for work or leisure, escape the heat and bustle of Marseille in a cathedral of calm.

Not suitable for: For people looking for a “local” experience or an unusual charm.

Instagram of: There is a designated selfie spot on the front to take your picture in front of the hotel; better yet, from the breakfast terrace with the city behind you.

Room price: From 233 €, room only.

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7 Fascinating Events That All Happened At This Historic Vermont Hotel https://neworleanshotel-site.com/7-fascinating-events-that-all-happened-at-this-historic-vermont-hotel/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/7-fascinating-events-that-all-happened-at-this-historic-vermont-hotel/ The village of Manchester in southern Vermont was settled in the 1760s. The rural hamlet had a few inns and taverns as respite for weary travelers. As the American Revolution began to sweep through the colonies, a pub, Marsh’s Tavern, became a hotbed of dissent against British occupation. In the years that followed, the famous […]]]>

The village of Manchester in southern Vermont was settled in the 1760s. The rural hamlet had a few inns and taverns as respite for weary travelers. As the American Revolution began to sweep through the colonies, a pub, Marsh’s Tavern, became a hotbed of dissent against British occupation. In the years that followed, the famous site of Marsh’s Tavern changed when in 1780 Thaddeus Munson took over. Munson’s Inn has been moved to a new location next to Marsh’s Tavern. The building changed owners several times, and each time the new owner added ornaments and extensions. Martin Vanderslip added the fluted columns that remain a hotel hallmark today.

Franklin Orvis outside Equinox House (Photo credit: Equinox Golf Resort & Spa)

In 1853, Franklin Orvis took over. When Orvis created the 200-room Equinox House, the north wing was Orvis’ original property. The chimney is still in place and bears the inscription “LC Orvis 1832”. Meanwhile, Manchester’s “resort phase” began. Tourists flocked to the charming town to get some fresh air and relax away from the crowded cities. They loved strolling along the more than 4 miles of marble-lined sidewalks. Equinox House has been visited by several illustrious guests who enjoy outdoor pursuits, including fishing. Charles F. Orvis’ fly-fishing establishment opened next door to Equinox House, selling tackle and patent rods. Equipped with Charles’ rods and reels, the sportsmen discovered a passion for massive trout fishing in the Battenkill. Orvis is still the oldest mail order company in America.

Manchester is a few hours drive from major cities such as New York and Boston, making it a leisurely road trip to a beautiful location. The Equinox (closed for years) reopened in 1985. It then underwent a major rebuild and restoration in 1992 to serve modern travellers. The hotel and golf course have been restored, preserving the blend of six different architectural styles and 17 different structures on the property. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is popular year-round. There are plenty of outdoor activities, art, cultural experiences, shopping, world-class restaurants and events that provide the antidote to stressful living in any season. This Grande Dame has witnessed fascinating scenes throughout America’s history, such as these seven events that occurred at the hotel now known as the Equinox Golf Resort & Hotel.

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa today
Equinox Golf Resort & Spa today (Photo credit: Jeanine Consoli)

1. Raise a Militia in the Green Mountains

According to Vermont state records, Marsh’s Tavern owner William Marsh was concerned about rumors of war with the British. He believed the Crown would prevail. One evening, a group of locals gathered at the tavern. The Security Council group included Ethan Allen’s younger brother, Ira Allen. Ira suggested confiscating the Tories’ property to sell and help raise money for a local militia. When William Marsh declared his allegiance to the Crown, he became “Conservative”. The group, now known as the Green Mountain Boys, took Marsh’s Tavern as their first expropriation, and William Marsh fled to Canada. A local historian, Shawn Harrington, explained that the British never invaded Vermont during the conflict. After the Battle of Saratoga, the tide turned for the settlers who began to win the American Revolutionary War. Marsh then returned to southern Vermont and is buried in East Dorset Cemetery. There is a United Arab Emirates loyalist stamp on his headstone.

Stairwell used by Mary Todd Lincoln during her summer stay at Equinox House.
Stairwell used by Mary Todd Lincoln (Photo credit: Jeanine Consoli)

2. Mary Todd Lincoln was a guest of honor

In 1864, Mary Todd Lincoln and her two sons visited Equinox House. They enjoyed their holiday in Manchester so much that Mary made reservations to return the following year. She planned to bring President Abraham Lincoln with her this time, and a suite was built especially for their visit. Unfortunately, President Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865. Robert Todd Lincoln never forgot that enchanted summer. Robert returned to the area as an adult and forty years later built Hildene just down the road. He often golfed with his good friend, former President William Howard Taft.

Robert Todd Lincoln golfing with President Taft.
Robert Todd Lincoln and President Taft playing golf (Photo credit: Equinox Golf Resort & Spa)

3. George Washington didn’t stay here (but four other US presidents did)

The hotel has hosted four US presidents and a vice president. President William Howard Taft, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Harrison, and Vice President James S. Sherman have visited or stayed at Equinox House. William Howard Taft visited in 1912, staying October 9 and 10. He gave a rousing speech in the Music Hall and shook hands with over 700 people. He then spent the evening at Hildene with Robert Todd Lincoln. A month earlier, former President Theodore Roosevelt delivered a campaign speech on the hotel lawn during a campaign stop. He began a race against Taft to secure a third term as president. Even though they were in the same party, Roosevelt disagreed with the way Taft was running the country. The Republican vote split in two and in 1912 Woodrow Wilson became President.

Equinox Springs bottled water.
Equinox Springs bottled water (Photo credit: Equinox Golf Resort & Spa)

4. Equinox Spring Water Became a Business

Mount Equinox had an ample supply of pure spring water. In the 1880s it was described as “the finest and purest water” and was an incredible luxury for guests. After that, it became a profitable business as customers wanted water sent to their homes. The Equinox Springs company began bottling and selling water and other products such as ginger champagne and ginger ale. A case of 24 half-bottles sold for $3.25 and could be shipped for 0.50 cents. The company closed in 1920.

Marble pavements in front of the equinox.
Marble sidewalk (Photo credit: Equinox Golf Resort & Spa)

5. The Equinox house had marble sidewalks

The quarry near Manchester had magnificent white marble. It became a big industry in the 19th century, and the city used the stone to make sidewalks. Today these sidewalks remain and there are over 4 miles paved with the marble excavated years ago. The first of these marble pavements was laid in front of the Equinox house in 1832. Today, the marble in front has been replaced by textured pavers because marble is slippery. Yet the original stone now acts as a border around the pavers.

6. A secret passage revealed

When renovations began in 1991, workers made some exciting discoveries. First, they discovered a secret passage in the attic between two rooms located in different wings of the hotel. No one knows why these pieces were connected this way, but it’s fun to guess what they might have been used for and by whom.

Another find was the hotel’s original scale, restored to working order in 2004. With the menus at Equinox House so varied and the portions so generous, guests weighed themselves after their vacation. If they gained weight, the hotel helped them regain strength and vitality. The scale resides proudly in the spa today.

Golf building at Hillside Golf Club at Equinox House.

7. A golf club adds to outdoor activities

The Equinox House offered its Victorian guests lawn tennis, croquet, fishing, and picnicking excursions. Guests can use the footmen provided by the hotel and travel to their destination further afield for picnics. Golf has become a new outdoor activity to be offered at Equinox House. In 1894, George Orvis laid out a six-hole course for the Hillside Golf Club. According to the hotel’s story, George used chestnut posts strung with barbed wire to keep cows and sheep away from fairways and putting surfaces. Iron-wheeled tractors cut the grass. In 1896, the Hillside Golf Club expanded and offered visitors nine holes. Robert Todd Lincoln played here with former President Taft.

In 1900, Walter Travis from Australia won the US Amateur Golf Championship just 4 years after learning to play. He coincidentally designed the Ekwanok Country Club, a private course in Manchester Village. He went on to win three more American amateurs and one British amateur before returning to golf course design. At the request of Louise Orvis, who took ownership in 1917, Travis designed a new course at Equinox House, called the Equinox Links Club around 1927. Its original purpose was to manage the overflow of Ekwanok players neighbor, and his new design resulted in his first architectural gem. Walter Travis loved Manchester so much he is buried in Dellwood Cemetery down the road from his legacy courts. In 1991, Rees Jones undertook a major renovation of the old Equinox Links spending $3.5 million to restore and update the original Travis design. Improvements included “hazard and green appearance and playability”, keeping the routing intact on the par 71, 6,423 yard beauty.

In 2007, HEI Hotels and Resorts became the new owner of Equinox Golf Club & Spa. HEI continued the tradition of previous owners and added to the station’s footprint whose slogan is “Serving the Republic since before there was a Republic”. HEI acquired Abraham Lincoln’s granddaughter’s former home, a bed and breakfast called The 1811 House. Originally built in the 1700s, it is a Federal-style house that sits across from the current Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. The historic home overlooks the golf course and features 13 rooms, fireplaces, porches, and lots of original artwork and antiques.

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The 26 most anticipated hotel openings of 2022 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/the-26-most-anticipated-hotel-openings-of-2022/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 07:40:45 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/the-26-most-anticipated-hotel-openings-of-2022/ The most anticipated hotels of 2022 cannot be categorized by a single location, design style, or even a star designation (while some like a large five-star resort, others like an intimate, boutique hotel). each traveler, his own). The only thing in common, however? They are all, well, cool. Perhaps it’s their interiors that set them […]]]>

The most anticipated hotels of 2022 cannot be categorized by a single location, design style, or even a star designation (while some like a large five-star resort, others like an intimate, boutique hotel). each traveler, his own). The only thing in common, however? They are all, well, cool.

Perhaps it’s their interiors that set them apart: New York’s Fifth Avenue Hotel, for example, will have a lavish jewel-toned design project by Martin Brudnizki (of Annabel fame). Maybe it’s their culinary chops: Maybourne Riviera on the French Riviera will have a restaurant by Mauro Colagreco, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and sushi chef Hiro Sato. Or maybe it’s because they advance high hospitality: Habitas Santa Teresa in Costa Rica will be a fully sustainable resort… which also offers hydrofoils.

Below, read about 26 new hotel openings around the world, and get ready to experience a serious travel urge.

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Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York (summer 2022)

A suite at The Fifth Avenue hotel, which will open at NoMad this summer.Photo: by Annie Schlechter

In a former bank designed by McKim, Mead & White on the 28th and 5th will be the Fifth Avenue Hotel, designed by famous interior designer Martin Brudnizki. Rooms will be adorned with Murano glass chandeliers and jewel-toned furniture, while common areas will showcase a wide variety of artwork from top-notch galleries and Parisian flea markets. The Ballroom, overlooking Madison Square Park, will be an event space for all ages.

Aman, New York (2022)

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New life breathed into the Winnipeg Hotel, the oldest building in the city center https://neworleanshotel-site.com/new-life-breathed-into-the-winnipeg-hotel-the-oldest-building-in-the-city-center/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/new-life-breathed-into-the-winnipeg-hotel-the-oldest-building-in-the-city-center/ The oldest building in downtown Winnipeg could come to life, provided its bones are still strong. Work has started on a structural inspection of the Winnipeg hotel, with heritage lovers closely crossing their fingers it can be restored to old-fashioned glory and reopened as a boutique hotel. “Absolutely thrilled,” said Cindy Tugwell, Executive Director of […]]]>

The oldest building in downtown Winnipeg could come to life, provided its bones are still strong.

Work has started on a structural inspection of the Winnipeg hotel, with heritage lovers closely crossing their fingers it can be restored to old-fashioned glory and reopened as a boutique hotel.

“Absolutely thrilled,” said Cindy Tugwell, Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg. “The transformation, if it takes place, from what it is now to what it could be, I think that would change Main Street forever.”

Built in 1873, the two-story building at 214 Main Street was originally called the Garry Saloon, probably named after the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Garry, from which the land had been purchased.

She has been there to witness the arrival of railways and electricity, the evolution of roads from dirt to asphalt, and the demographic and economic booms – and downturns – that have marked the growth of the city. In fact, he even witnessed the city’s incorporation in 1873, a few months before that.

“It really is the Main Street hotels that brought this city to life and the story that can be told from this building,” Tugwell said.

Photograph of a muddy main street in 1872, facing north from Portage Avenue, a year before the Winnipeg Hotel was built. (City of Winnipeg Archives)

In September 1892, it was the site of the 90th Battalion rugby football club’s reorganization meeting into Osborne Football Club, which became the founding member of the Manitoba Rugby Football Union, a precursor to the CFL, according to the history blogger. local Christian Cassidy.

Its history is steeped in Winnipeg’s DNA, but a few years ago the hotel itself was almost historic.

He has seen many renovations and owners over the years and a change in his fortunes. Elements such as the wrought-iron balcony above the main entrance have been removed, the street-level bay windows replaced with glass blocks, and the brick facade covered with plywood and tiles.

The Winnipeg Hotel, on the left, and the Macdonald Building and Fortune Building, on the far right, circa 1926. At the time, the Macdonald Building was the commercial hotel. The smaller building in the middle is the old Dominion Hotel (later the Blue Note Café). (Thomas Burns Collection / Archives of Manitoba)

Over the past several decades his care has been neglected and he has gained a more mixed reputation, with the owner and nine women arrested in the mid-1980s for running a bawdy-house.

Tugwell described it as “an eyesore that everyone rushes past or drives or feels unsafe.”

More recently, it has continued to operate as a hotel occupied primarily by long-term residents in need of accommodation. Likewise, the nearby Macdonald and Fortune Blocks have faced a similar decline and a grim future.

The owners of all properties were approached in 2015 by developers who wanted to demolish the buildings to make way for a new 150-room long-term hotel. The owners accepted the deal, but the city had considered adding the buildings to the list of historic resources, preventing their demolition.

The Winnipeg hotel, as seen in the 1960s, after renovations changed its facade. (Archives of Manitoba)

Supporters of their demolition estimated that the cost of saving the Macdonald and Fortune Blocks alone would exceed $ 17 million. They tried to convince the city that no one would spend it.

That’s when John Pollard stepped in. The local businessman, co-CEO of Pollard Banknote, offered to buy and preserve the two joined blocks at the corner of Main Street and St. Mary’s Avenue.

The city ultimately decided to protect the properties, which killed the development agreement. The owners therefore accepted Pollard’s offer. The package included the Macdonald-Fortune blocks, the Winnipeg hotel and the vacant land between them.

Four years and several million dollars later, the Macdonald-Fortune Blocks reopened, their facades appearing as in the 1880s, as if they came from a time capsule.

“We’re really lucky. It’s an anomaly to have a family like that – taking over these buildings and doing what they did is huge. It’s so rare,” Tugwell said.

“They just came in and they took the harder route – the more expensive route, the hardest route – but they did the right thing and it’s going to resonate for generations to come. glad the hotel winnipeg is part of this package as he’s going to see what it can do and i know demolition would be absolutely a last resort. “

A horse and cart stand against the sidewalk in front of Macdonald and Fortune Blocks in this 1892 photo. The Winnipeg Hotel is on the left and the Dominion Hotel (later the Blue Note Café) is the shorter building in the middle. . (Victor Acker Collection / Archives of Manitoba)

Pollard was not sure the Winnipeg Hotel could be salvaged when he bought it. Although the purchase was made in 2016, the title was not due to transfer until 2018, so he had to wait to get inside to do a full structural analysis and determine what, if anything, could be done. to save him.

At the time, Pollard’s son Ryan, who led the redevelopment of the Macdonald-Fortune Blocks, said “we haven’t had much time to think about what exactly this is going to be, but the vague plan is. to redevelop it into a charming hotel. We like the idea of ​​keeping the same use. “

The hotel bar was at the time the oldest business in town to operate permanently in one location.

It has been around since 1881, when the hotel expanded to three floors to meet the demands of an influx of settlers on the new Canadian Pacific Railway. Newly renamed the Winnipeg Hotel and offering 57 rooms, three living rooms and a modern dining room, its first guests arrived in September.

In 1882, Winnipeg’s population doubled to 25,000, and the hotel soon grew again. A four-story brick section, bringing the capacity to 80 rooms, was added in 1901.

The Winnipeg Hotel in 2015, long after many of its original features were removed or redesigned. (Murray Peterson / City of Winnipeg)

That same year, the owners purchased the neighboring Dominion Hotel with the intention of demolishing it and building a five-story addition. It would have included an additional 70 to 80 rooms, a billiard room, an expanded restaurant, and elevators, but the plans never materialized.

Another booming section of town caught the attention of owners. They sold the Winnipeg hotel to buy the Queen’s Hotel on Portage Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue (now the courtyard of the BMO Tower).

The Pollards took possession of it in 2019 and helped tenants find new homes before closing it down to begin inspection work. The family runs Home First Winnipeg, a non-profit charitable organization established to provide affordable housing.

“It’s a testament to what this family is like. It’s just a wonderful, philanthropic family,” Tugwell said.

The Blue Note Café, formerly the Dominion Hotel, was nestled between the Winnipeg Hotel and the Macdonald-Fortune Blocks. (Winnipeg Free Press Archive)

The hotel property also had vacant neighboring land, formerly the location of the Dominion Hotel – and several subsequent businesses – before the building was razed in around 2010.

Once littered with discarded clothes and bottles and other trash thrown out of hotel windows, the grounds were cleared and fenced off.

Last summer it opened as an open-air pub and concert venue called Blue Note Park – a nod to the Blue Note Café that once occupied the space.

Blue Note Park, between the Winnipeg Hotel, on the left, and Macdonald Block, on the right. (Google Street View)

Since they were able to get inside the hotel, the Pollards have peeled off old layers of renovation but are reluctant to say how everything is going, preferring to wait to be absolutely certain of the building’s fate.

In response to why the family is tackling projects that other developers see as cumbersome and too expensive, Ryan said that’s never what their decisions have been measured against.

“We believe that the buildings that were built in Winnipeg at the turn of the century and still stand today are a defining part of our city’s character. It’s been a lot of fun playing a small role in keeping this kind of architecture alive in Winnipeg, ”he said.

Renovations have revealed that the upper stained glass frames are still in place above the main glass block windows. According to Christian Cassidy, the stained glass windows were also in place, locked away by a past renovation project, and were sent for restoration. (Christian Cassidy / Facebook)

The original details of the Winnipeg Hotel, including the iron balcony, floor to ceiling windows, and stained glass, can be seen in 1933. (Archives of Manitoba)

Cassidy saw optimistic signs outside the Winnipeg Hotel. Some original details, such as the stained glass windows and frames above the bay windows at street level, were discovered during the dismantling of the facade.

They had long been boxed in and covered with plywood and tiles that protected them.

“It is remarkable how intact the facade of the 1895 Winnipeg Hotel is now that much of its 1960s renovations have been removed. You can even see where the ‘Juliet Balcony’ was attached [above the main entrance]”Cassidy wrote in a post on her Facebook page.

While the building’s original architecture and details are important, making the building functional again and used in a way that draws people in “is really the big win here,” Tugwell said.

“We will always have the history of the hotel, regardless of what they may retain architecturally or what they have to recreate. We have to bring people back to the streets. It was part of the culture to be on Main Street and we were at risk of losing that.

“I feel like we’re going to get some of that back.”


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Plans confirmed for a boutique hotel just off Monument Ave. https://neworleanshotel-site.com/plans-confirmed-for-a-boutique-hotel-just-off-monument-ave/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 05:05:30 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/plans-confirmed-for-a-boutique-hotel-just-off-monument-ave/ The six-story The Shenandoah in the Fan building is currently vacant. ASH NYC, which bought the property for $ 3.5 million, is considering converting it into a boutique hotel. (BizSense File) The Fan’s first boutique hotel is officially under construction. The Shenandoah Building at 501 N. Allen Ave. is in the process of being converted […]]]>

The six-story The Shenandoah in the Fan building is currently vacant. ASH NYC, which bought the property for $ 3.5 million, is considering converting it into a boutique hotel. (BizSense File)

The Fan’s first boutique hotel is officially under construction.

The Shenandoah Building at 501 N. Allen Ave. is in the process of being converted into a hotel of approximately 70 rooms. The six-story building sits just north of the circle on Monument Avenue where the statue of Lee once stood.

The official plans were confirmed last week by Ari Heckman, CEO of ASH NYC, who bought the property in the fall for $ 3.5 million but had not disclosed his intentions for the site at the time. .

ASH has three boutique hotels in Detroit, New Orleans and Providence and has two ongoing in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Heckman said he sees an opening in Richmond, despite nearby competitors like the Quirk Hotel, the Graduate Richmond and the Jefferson Hotel.

Ari heckman

“I like the Jefferson. I love an old grand dame hotel. It’s not necessarily in my aesthetic, but it serves that role in the community, ”Heckman said.

“For me, there was no obvious place (in Richmond) that matched the model we’re looking to create. I was also very drawn to the fact that Fan is this wonderfully historic neighborhood which I would say is one of the top 10 historic mixed-use neighborhoods I know of in the United States ”

At 35,000 square feet, The Shenandoah previously served as the headquarters of local advertising company The Martin Agency in the 1980s and, more recently, was a retirement home.

The parcel is currently zoned residential, so ASH is seeking a special use permit to allow a hotel. Mark Kronenthal of Roth Jackson represents ASH in the rights allocation process.

ASH is budgeting around $ 15 million for the renovation of The Shenandoah and plans to begin work in the second half of 2022. Plans include a cocktail bar and lobby cafe, which Heckman said he has. done in other ASH hotels.

Commonwealth Architects is the architect of the project. Heckman said they did not yet have a general contractor or name selected for the hotel.

“Since the building is as it is, the renovation process is fairly straightforward. I hope to open by the end of 2023, ”Heckman said.

Founded by Heckman and Jonathan Minkoff in New York in 2008, ASH is a real estate development, interior design and hotel management company.

Heckman acknowledged that the fact that one company performs these three seemingly disparate tasks is atypical.

“Most (of companies) tend to focus on their discipline alone. For us it’s always about control and my personal desire to always be rooted in creativity as my pole star, ”he said.

“I decided that to creatively implement what I wanted to do, there was no better way than to control the real estate and the project. This is how I got into real estate development, almost as a means to an end.

Heckman said it was in 2013, when they were developing their first hotel in Rhode Island, The Dean, that they decided to go into management.

The lobby of The Dean, ASH NYC in Providence, Rhode Island. (Courtesy of ASH NYC)

“We imagined that we were just going to outsource it to a third party operator or manager. We were deep, deep, deep, deep in the development process and we almost finished the project, and we couldn’t find an operator we were super excited for, ”Heckman said.

“There was something very sad and hollow about giving it to a third party who wasn’t actually part of creating the product, and we figured the disconnect would be very noticeable to the guest. “

Heckman equates their approach as a developer, designer and operator with that of an innkeeper.

“I feel like so many other things in American life, the hospitality industry has become very corporatized. There are a lot of franchises that pass themselves off as boutiques but are actually a kit of painted parts. by numbers, ”Heckman said.

“Because we are the designers of our hotels, each hotel has a very specific point of view. Every finish and piece of furniture is something we design and manufacture, or is antique and vintage furniture that we collect around the world.

Heckman said he sees a lot of similarities between Richmond and his hometown of Providence, each being historic capitals with academic anchors and populations of similar size. He said other hotels in ASH have been successful in attracting locals as well as outsiders, and that he hopes the same for the Richmond spot.

“The ultimate measure of our success is that people in the neighborhood make (the hotel) their own. We want to be the natural meeting point and living room of the neighborhood, ”said Heckman. “It’s as or more important than creating a foundation for people from out of town to visit the hotel.”


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