Windsor court hotel – New Orleans Hotel Site http://neworleanshotel-site.com/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 22:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Windsor court hotel – New Orleans Hotel Site http://neworleanshotel-site.com/ 32 32 West Cocalico Township woman found murdered in North Carolina hotel; York County man charged: police | Local News https://neworleanshotel-site.com/west-cocalico-township-woman-found-murdered-in-north-carolina-hotel-york-county-man-charged-police-local-news/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 22:40:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/west-cocalico-township-woman-found-murdered-in-north-carolina-hotel-york-county-man-charged-police-local-news/ A West Cocalico Township woman was found dead in a North Carolina hotel on Monday, and police are looking for a York County man who has been charged with her murder, authorities say. Suzanne Kauffman, 20, was found dead inside the Days Inn at 1500 Yadkinville Road in Mocksville, North Carolina, north of Charlotte, the […]]]>

A West Cocalico Township woman was found dead in a North Carolina hotel on Monday, and police are looking for a York County man who has been charged with her murder, authorities say.

Suzanne Kauffman, 20, was found dead inside the Days Inn at 1500 Yadkinville Road in Mocksville, North Carolina, north of Charlotte, the Davie County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. It was not immediately known how Kauffman died or how long she had been dead inside the hotel.

Kauffman was found in a room that had been rented by Quincy Cheeks Hannah, 26, of Windsor Township, York County, the sheriff’s office said.

Hannah has since been charged with murder in connection with Kaufman’s death, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators believe Hannah may currently be returning to Pennsylvania. He was last seen driving a light blue 2009 Toyota sedan with Pennsylvania license plates.

Hannah had not been found Wednesday night, Lt. Shawn Ruff said.

The sheriff’s office had no additional information to release about the investigation Wednesday night, Ruff said.

Kauffman and Hannah previously met in Mocksville, according to the press release.

Law enforcement was first called to the hotel around 9.50pm on Monday after being asked to help two people locate several missing phones. The phones were last known to be in Kauffman’s possession, and Kauffman was absent from a camp she had attended in neighboring Iredell County.

In a phone call with someone in possession of one of the phones, people were told to come to the hotel.

The phones were found along the road near a KFC restaurant about half a mile from the hotel, along with the key to a vehicle that was later determined to belong to Kauffman.

Kauffman’s vehicle was found in a parking lot behind the KFC.

Hannah previously pleaded guilty to burglary and common assault charges in York County in 2019 after ambushing his wife and holding a bleach-soaked rag to her face, according to a report from the York Daily Record. He was later arrested by US Marshals in California, according to the report, and court records show he was sentenced to one to two years in custody and one year probation for those offenses.

Anyone with information about the murder is urged to contact the Davie County Sheriff’s Office by phone at 336-751-6238 or by email at sheriff@dcsonc.com. Tips can be submitted on their website at dcsonc.com.

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Mother whose son died in hotel fire ‘very disappointed’ no date set for inquest https://neworleanshotel-site.com/mother-whose-son-died-in-hotel-fire-very-disappointed-no-date-set-for-inquest/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:17:20 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/mother-whose-son-died-in-hotel-fire-very-disappointed-no-date-set-for-inquest/ The mother of a man who died in a hotel fire that killed two said she was “very disappointed”. It remains unclear when an investigation into the fatal accident of the tragedy will begin following a court hearing. Simon Midgley, 32, and his partner Richard Dyson, 38, from London, died in the fire at the […]]]>

The mother of a man who died in a hotel fire that killed two said she was “very disappointed”. It remains unclear when an investigation into the fatal accident of the tragedy will begin following a court hearing.

Simon Midgley, 32, and his partner Richard Dyson, 38, from London, died in the fire at the five-star Cameron House hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond on December 18, 2017.

Hotel operator Cameron House Resort (Loch Lomond) Ltd has been fined £500,000 and night porter Christopher O’Malley given a community refund order following the fire at Dumbarton Sheriff Court in January 2021.

Jane Midgley, mother of Simon, was present at the Fatal Accidents Investigation (FAI) first procedural hearing at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday, when a rehearing was set for May but no date was set for the survey itself.

Simon Midgley (right) and Richard Dyson died in the fire (Family Handout/PA)

Speaking after the hearing, she said: ‘I’m very disappointed today, half an hour and I came away still unsure of what’s going on and when it’s going to happen.

“I was hoping… we’re entering the fifth year and I have no idea yet, is it going to continue until the end of the year?” Everything is up in the air again. I am very disappointed with what happened today, very disappointed.

She added: “I’ve been waiting for five years and there are still unanswered questions and I need the answers so I can move on, it’s hard and I don’t just do it for the boys, I do it for the boys but I do it for everyone.

“It’s not just about hotels, you know, it’s about any type of public building and everyone to feel safe and changes need to be made, and until we have finished this, nothing will change.”

Dumbarton Sheriff’s Court heard last January that the fire started after night porter Christopher O’Malley emptied ashes and embers from a fuel fire into a polythene bag and the placed in a cabinet containing combustibles, including kindling and newspapers.

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Jane Midgley (right) attended the hearing at Paisley Sheriff Court (Lucinda Cameron/PA)

Cameron House Resort (Loch Lomond) Ltd, owner and operator of the hotel, has admitted failing to take the necessary fire safety measures to ensure the safety of employees and guests between January 14, 2016 and December 18, 2017.

The company admitted two counts of breaching the Fires (Scotland) Act 2005.

O’Malley admitted to breaching sections of the health and safety laws that relate to an employee’s duty to take reasonable precautions for the health and safety of those affected by their acts or omissions at work .

Graeme Jessop, lead solicitor at the inquest, told Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday: “A fire started in a hotel concierge cupboard.

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The hotel was badly damaged by the fire (Andrew Milligan/PA)

“This caused an alarm at around 6.39am which led to the discovery of the fire and the initiation of a full evacuation.

“A subsequent roll call revealed that Mr Midgley and Mr Dyson were missing. During a search by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), the pair were located in a hotel stairwell by firefighters. Despite the best efforts of the Scottish Ambulance Service, both men died.

Mr Jessop said the Crown had commissioned an architect to prepare an inquest report as an expert witness.

The FAI should last about four weeks.

Participants will include Cameron House Resort Loch Lomond Ltd, Mr O’Malley, a representative from Village Hotels and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Sheriff Senior Duncan Murray has agreed to set the next hearing for May 3.

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Novak Djokovic withdrawn from detention at court hearing https://neworleanshotel-site.com/novak-djokovic-withdrawn-from-detention-at-court-hearing/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 04:45:46 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/novak-djokovic-withdrawn-from-detention-at-court-hearing/ The court hearing Novak Djokovic’s appeal in Melbourne ruled that the player must be removed from the Park Hotel in Carlton during the hearing, while Judge Anthony Kelly expressed his agitation over the rejection of Djokovic’s medical exemption . The Federal Circuit Court of Australia is hearing Djokovic’s appeal against a decision to deny the […]]]>

The court hearing Novak Djokovic’s appeal in Melbourne ruled that the player must be removed from the Park Hotel in Carlton during the hearing, while Judge Anthony Kelly expressed his agitation over the rejection of Djokovic’s medical exemption .

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia is hearing Djokovic’s appeal against a decision to deny the tennis player a visa before the Australian Open.

The court issued an order issued yesterday ordering that Djokovic be taken from the Park Hotel – where he has been held since Thursday – and taken to “the premises specified by the applicant’s lawyers” during the hearing.

The order states: “The defendant, through its servants or agents, including the Australian Border Force, take all measures and do whatever may be necessary to bring the plaintiff to the premises specified by the plaintiff’s lawyers on Monday. January 10, 2022 (and every day thereafter, including when judgment is delivered), to allow him to stay there until the end of each hearing and to ensure his safe return to detention at the end of each hearing. hearing.

The hearing was delayed by technical issues with the court video link, but Djokovic’s lawyers argued their case before Judge Kelly, who asked the court “What more could this man have done? ? and said he was “agitated” over the issue of Djokovic’s medical exemption.

“Here, a professor and an eminently qualified physician produced and provided the applicant with a medical waiver,” Justice Kelly said.

“As a result of this, this medical exemption and the basis on which it was granted were given separately by another group of independent experts established by the Government of the State of Victoria and this document was in the hands of the delegate. . “

Djokovic’s lawyer Nicholas Wood argued that the notice of intention to cancel his visa was flawed because it was made on “a confusing mix of two grounds”.

He also argued that Djokovic was treated at the airport as if access to lawyers “could not” be helpful in the case and that he had not had a reasonable chance to respond to the notice. .

Australian government attorney Christopher Tran will argue that Djokovic responded to the notice.

The Park Hotel Melbourne where Novak Djokovic is being held in the state-run Quarantine and Detention Center (Meg Hill / PA)

At a press conference, a reporter asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to respond to comments from Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley, saying he had received conflicting advice from the government on medical exemptions.

Mr Morrison said: “Well the matter is in court so I can’t comment on the matter in court … but as far as the government, our government, the advice of the federal government to Tennis Australia, this was stated very clearly in November, by reading the extract from this same podium, it could not be clearer.

Mr Morrison declined to comment on court documents submitted by the government which indicate Djokovic could remain in detention if he wins his case in court.

The documents urged the court to “set aside the decision and costs” and said “it is inappropriate to make any further orders, whether immediate release or even remand to the delegate for reconsideration under the law.”

They also noted: “An immediate release order does not prevent re-detention if there is a power to detain. “

It was revealed in court documents submitted by Djokovic’s lawyers that the player was infected with Covid-19 in December 2021. The documents indicated that the infection was the basis for Djokovic’s medical exemption.

The documents also noted that Djokovic had expressed “shock”, “surprise and” confusion “when he was informed of the cancellation of his visa” given that (as he understood it) he had done all that he could. was necessary to enter Australia ”.

But the Australian Home Office filed court documents in which it said “there is no guarantee of entry of a non-national into Australia” and noted that the minister has the power to ‘cancel Djokovic’s visa a second time if the court decides in his favor.

“As the Court has raised with the parties in a previous reference, if this Court were to make orders in favor of the applicant, then it would be for the respondent to apply the law in accordance with the law. This may involve the delegate deciding whether to make another annulment decision, but there are other powers in the law as well, as the court is aware.

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Another tennis player joins Novak Djokovic in Australian detention hotel https://neworleanshotel-site.com/another-tennis-player-joins-novak-djokovic-in-australian-detention-hotel/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 14:58:37 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/another-tennis-player-joins-novak-djokovic-in-australian-detention-hotel/ Breadcrumb Links World News Czech player Renata Voracova was trapped by those who entered the country under the same vaccination exemption granted to Djokovic Author of the article: Reuters Courtney Walsh and Cordelia Hsu Czech tennis player Renata Voracova found herself in the same detention as Serbian star Novak Djokovic ahead of the Australian Open, […]]]>

Czech player Renata Voracova was trapped by those who entered the country under the same vaccination exemption granted to Djokovic

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MELBOURNE – World tennis number 1 Novak Djokovic was joined on Friday by Czech player Renata Voracova in custody for Australian immigrants over COVID-19 vaccines that could defeat the Serbian’s shot in a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Open.

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Unlike Djokovic, the 81st-ranked Voracova planned to leave the country after being taken into custody by authorities against those who entered the country under the same immunization exemption granted to Djokovic.

“Renata Voracova has decided to abandon the tournament due to limited training possibilities and to leave Australia,” the Czech Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that she had made a diplomatic protest and that several other players were also in the modest park. Hotel.

Djokovic, widely criticized in 2020 for hosting a tournament as the COVID-19 pandemic raged for the first time, was arrested at Melbourne airport on Wednesday. Authorities have revoked a visa granted on the basis of a medical exemption from Australia’s stringent COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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The initial decision to grant him entry outraged many in Australia, which is battling its worst outbreak https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-suffers-record-covid-cases-straining -businesses-supply- 2022-01-06 infections and where the adult vaccination rate is greater than 90%.

The Australian government on Friday rejected suggestions from Serbian supporters, including Djokovic’s family, that he was a prisoner. “He is free to go any time he chooses to do so and the Border Force will really facilitate that,” Home Secretary Karen Andrews told reporters.

Djokovic’s lawyers have obtained legal approval to remain until a full hearing against the federal government on Monday. This should reveal more details about the exemption granted to Djokovic and the documentation he provided at the border to support it.

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The 34-year-old has not disclosed the reasons for the exemption and has consistently refused to disclose his vaccination status, while publicly criticizing the mandatory doses.

Vaccines are not required in Australia, but are required for a whole range of activities.

While confined for a second day in his hotel room, where several Afghan immigration detainees have been housed for months, Djokovic’s plight drew a mixed reaction from the tennis world.

Former world number 1 and two-time Australian Open champion Boris Becker has said that Djokovic, whom he has coached, is making a big mistake with his anti-vaccination stance.

“He’s the one who threatens what is left of his career and his chance to cement himself as the greatest player of all time,” Becker wrote in the Daily Mail.

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‘REALLY BAD’

Spanish champion Rafael Nadal https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/nadal-sorry-djokovic-says-serb-knew-risks-2022-01-06 told reporters in Melbourne he felt sorry for his rival “but at the same time he had known the conditions for many months”.

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has said he believes in the vaccination “but the way we are dealing with Novak’s situation is bad, really bad”.

Djokovic’s wife Jelena posted on Instagram a photo of the couple kissing on a beach to mark Orthodox Christmas, saying “the one law we should all obey across every border is love and respect of another human being “.

His father and the Serbian government said his situation was a national affront.

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Djokovic had been given permission to enter Victoria without vaccination from the state government, which does not have the authority to issue visas to international visitors. Although the reason for his exemption was not disclosed, the Age newspaper reported that it was because he had contracted COVID-19 in the past six months.

Government officials from Tennis Australia and Victoria said Djokovic had not received any preferential treatment, adding that he was one of a handful of exemption approvals in an anonymous and independent assessment of 26 nominations.

Tennis Australia has not commented on the case since Djokovic’s arrest.

Some critics say Prime Minister Scott Morrison is using the question to bolster his credentials on tackling the pandemic in the run-up to an election, which the government denies.

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At Monday’s hearing, a judge will seek to elucidate the complexities of Australia’s federal system, under which states and territories can issue vaccine exemptions but the federal government controls international borders and can veto them.

The Professional Tennis Players Association, a group of dissident players launched by Djokovic in 2020, said they were in close contact with him.

“Djokovic has verified his well-being with us,” the group said in a statement. “He also requested that we allow him to personally share the facts of his detention in his own words and in his time. “

Morrison said Tennis Australia was told weeks ago that a recent infection did not meet the criteria for exemption, even though a government task force that provides advice on these matters had recommended that an infection during the last six months should be enough to qualify.

(Reporting by Courtney Walsh and Cordelia Hsu; writing by Jane Wardell and Andrew Cawthorne; editing by Stephen Coates, William Mallard and Alison Williams)

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Novak Djokovic stuck in hotel for detained asylum seekers as lawyers fight Australian ban https://neworleanshotel-site.com/novak-djokovic-stuck-in-hotel-for-detained-asylum-seekers-as-lawyers-fight-australian-ban/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 17:31:51 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/novak-djokovic-stuck-in-hotel-for-detained-asylum-seekers-as-lawyers-fight-australian-ban/ Breadcrumb Links Tennis Author of the article: Reuters Courtney Walsh, John Mair and Zoran Milosavljevic Publication date : 06 January 2022 • January 6, 2022 • 4 minute read • Join the conversation Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic stands in front of an Australian Border Force stand at the airport in Melbourne, Australia, January 5, […]]]>

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MELBOURNE – Novak Djokovic faced at least 72 hours locked up in a Melbourne hotel for immigration detainees after he was refused entry to Australia on Thursday amid a political storm over his medical exemption COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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The tennis star, who is chasing a record 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Open, has remained in the country after his lawyers appealed to overturn the federal government’s decision. A court agreed not to evict him until a full hearing scheduled for Monday.

The saga, fueled by domestic political points over the country’s handling of a record rise in new COVID-19 infections, has led to an international row, with Serbia’s president claiming his country’s most famous sportsman is being harassed .

“They keep him as a prisoner,” Djokovic’s mother Dijana told the family restaurant in Belgrade. “It’s not fair. It’s not human.

She said she spoke to the champ on Thursday and he was having trouble falling asleep. “His terrible accommodation. It’s just a small immigration hotel, if it’s a hotel. With insects, it’s all dirty. The food is awful.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended the decision to deny Djokovic entry during a televised press briefing.

“There are no special cases, the rules are the rules,” he said. “We will continue to make the right decisions when it comes to securing Australia’s borders from this pandemic.”

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Spanish champion Rafael Nadal told reporters in Melbourne he felt sorry for his rival “but at the same time he had known the conditions for several months”.

Djokovic, who has always refused to disclose his vaccination status while publicly criticizing mandatory vaccines, sparked furor when he said on Instagram on Tuesday that he had received a medical exemption to compete in the Open from January 17. .

The announcement caused uproar in Australia, particularly in tournament host city Melbourne, which has endured the world’s longest cumulative lockdown to stave off coronavirus.

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LEGAL BATTLE OVER EXEMPTION

At a hearing in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia on Thursday evening, Djokovic’s lawyers and the government agreed the player could stay in the country until at least Monday.

Djokovic’s fate is linked to a political struggle in Australia, characterized by accusations between Morrison’s conservative administration and the left-leaning Victorian government over his medical exemption.

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The rows erupted as Australia’s daily COVID-19 infections hit a record high for the fourth consecutive day, overwhelming hospitals and causing labor shortages.

Under Australia’s federal system, states and territories can grant exemptions from vaccination requirements to enter their jurisdictions. However, the federal government controls international borders and can challenge these exemptions.

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Djokovic received his exemption from the Victorian government. Although the reason for his medical exemption has not been officially published, Melbourne newspaper The Age reported on Thursday that it was on the basis that he had contracted COVID-19 within the past six months.

Upon arrival, however, Federal Border Force officials at the airport said Djokovic was unable to substantiate the reasons for his exemption.

The Australian working group that sets the parameters for exemption lists the risk of serious heart disease from inoculation and infection with COVID-19 within the last six months as qualifiers. But Morrison said Tennis Australia was told weeks ago that a recent infection did not meet the exemption criteria.

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Tennis Australia and Victoria government officials said Djokovic had not received any preferential treatment.

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With the Open due to start on January 17, Nick Wood, a lawyer for Djokovic, earlier told judge Anthony Kelly that Tennis Australia had advised to find out about his participation in the tournament by Tuesday.

In response, Kelly, who had asked when Djokovic was due to play his first game, said: “If I may say with due respect, the tail won’t be wagging the dog here.”

“NOT HUMAN AND NOT FAIR”

The Australian government’s decision to block Djokovic’s entry has caused a stir between Canberra and Belgrade.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Twitter that he spoke with Djokovic and accused the Australian government of harassment.

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“This persecution is unjust, starting with the Australian Prime Minister,” he later told Serbian media. “They act like the same set of rules apply to everyone, but they let other people in on the same grounds that Novak applied.”

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Morrison said he was aware that “demarches were made” by the Serbian embassy in Canberra, but denied the accusations of harassment.

Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, told Serbian media his son was taken to an isolation room under police guard when he arrived at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport late Wednesday after a 14-hour flight from Dubai.

His family held an emotional press conference at Djokovic’s restaurant in Belgrade, with his previous nine Australian Open trophies on display, before protesting outside parliament.

“They keep him captive. They trample all over Novak to trample all of Serbia,” said his father, who previously described his son to local media as “the Spartacus of the new world.”

There was also support in the streets of the Serbian capital.

“He is the best in the history of this sport and they can’t break him other than by this one. But they won’t break him,” Belgrade resident Zdravko Cukic said.

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KLASEY: M. Fenouille’s elegant hotel | Local news https://neworleanshotel-site.com/klasey-m-fenouilles-elegant-hotel-local-news/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/klasey-m-fenouilles-elegant-hotel-local-news/ The European Hotel in Fenouille was not the first hotel in Kankakee, but by the end of the 1800s it was the most elegant and popular in the city. When it opened in mid-November 1886, the Kankakee Gazette reported that the hotel was “elegantly built and an ornament for the whole street”. Designed by Chicago-based […]]]>

The European Hotel in Fenouille was not the first hotel in Kankakee, but by the end of the 1800s it was the most elegant and popular in the city. When it opened in mid-November 1886, the Kankakee Gazette reported that the hotel was “elegantly built and an ornament for the whole street”.

Designed by Chicago-based architectural firm Willett and Pashley, the three-story building on East Avenue featured floor-to-ceiling windows and a rough stone facade on the first floor. The second and third floors were clad in pressed bricks and had large windows for light and ventilation. A pointed roof distinguishes it from two-story commercial buildings with a flat roof on either side.

“The office occupies the front of the first floor and is finished in oiled southern pine,” continues the Gazette report on the new hotel. “The main oak staircase, leading from the office to the second floor, is an attractive architectural piece, adding greatly to the beauty of the room. On the first floor was also a dining room with 100 seats; the second and third floors were devoted to guest rooms.

Although it is commonly referred to as the “European hotel in Fenouille”, the building did not belong to the owner Louis E. Fenouille. The builder and owner of the hotel was James Lillie, a prominent local entrepreneur who had erected the multiple buildings of Illinois Eastern State Hospital (later Kankakee State Hospital; today, Shapiro Developmental Center).

The new hotel was in a good location on what was then the city’s main shopping street, East Avenue. Centered on its intersection with Station Street (where the Illinois Central Railroad station then stood), the east side of the street was lined with stores, offices, and other commercial buildings. By the time Fenouille opened in 1886, there were two other hotels in sight of the station: the Exchange (later Commercial) at the northeast corner of East Avenue and Station, and Knight’s (later Central) at the southwest corner of Washington. Avenue and rue de la Gare.

When James Lillie sold the building to George R. Letourneau in 1891, Louis Fenouille continued to operate the business. “The property is exceptionally well situated for the patronage of the hotel,” notes the Gazette, “and has always received a liberal share of public favor. and his wife offered to make the house as comfortable and warm as possible, will understand that his success is due to merit.

“The hotel has been successful since it was opened by Mr. Fenouille five years ago,” continues the daily. “Not only have the traveling public given him a liberal share of the business, but our people in Kankakee have supported him with their generous patronage.”

At the end of 1891, Fenouille announced that business had increased so much that the hotel was expanding. He told the newspaper that the second floors of the buildings on either side of the hotel would be converted into guest rooms. Doors were cut through the walls of the building to allow access from the hotel office. Fifteen rooms would be added.

Shortly after the hotel was expanded, its name was changed to “Windsor”. The reason for the name change has not been recorded, but it is known that Fenouille sold the hotel business in 1893. Shortly after, he purchased the Preston Senesac Livery business, located at the northeast corner of Schuyler Avenue and Station Street.

The stable purchased by Fenouille was a fairly small business, owning only eight horses and housing several others. He quickly reshuffled the business. The Kankakee Daily Republican noted: “… he remodeled and rebuilt the building, making it 75 feet by 150 feet. He auctioned off all the old stock and put in new horses, vehicles and harnesses.

Fenouille’s livery announced that its specialty was “beautiful cars for weddings or funerals”. It has proclaimed itself as “one of the best equipped stables in the state”, with a strength of 30 horses, “made up of twin teams and single riders”.

The inn that Fenouille had sold in 1893 apparently changed hands within a few years – the City Directory of 1896 listed it as the “Hasker Hotel”. Around 1918 it became the “Savoy Hotel” and in 1927 the name was changed to “New Savoy”.

In the Depression years of the 1930s, the building was renamed with the name it would bear until 1964: “Alamo”. By the 1960s, the hotel was no longer stylish, and the street it stood on had deteriorated as the city’s shopping center gradually migrated one block east to the ‘avenue Schuyler.

Disaster struck the tired old hotel in the very cold early morning hours of February 24, 1964, when a fire broke out in a basement stairwell and quickly spread. “Perhaps 15 minutes after firefighters arrived at the scene, flames were already erupting through the roof and third floor windows,” the Kankakee Daily Journal reported.

At dawn, the blaze was declared under control, amid concerns that some of the hotel’s occupants were killed in the blaze. “It served as a refuge for retired elderly people, mainly men, and people passing through,” the newspaper commented. Two days after the fire was extinguished, authorities were able to determine that all registered guests were present.

The Alamo fire marked the beginning of the end for East Avenue. More parking was needed for downtown businesses on Schuyler Avenue; the demolition of the many vacant and dilapidated buildings along East Avenue provided a ready-made solution. By the turn of the decade, the city’s former main shopping street was an unbroken chain of parking lots stretching from Court Street to Station Street.


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Wine, fans snatched from old Windsor Park Hotel https://neworleanshotel-site.com/wine-fans-snatched-from-old-windsor-park-hotel/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 20:09:30 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/wine-fans-snatched-from-old-windsor-park-hotel/ Content of the article Serving up nine bottles of wine and four standing fans from the old Windsor Park Hotel will cost Michael Paquin $ 240. Content of the article Ontario Court Judge John Condon ordered Paquin to return the property he had taken from the business at 617 Queen Street East when he pleaded […]]]>

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Serving up nine bottles of wine and four standing fans from the old Windsor Park Hotel will cost Michael Paquin $ 240.

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Ontario Court Judge John Condon ordered Paquin to return the property he had taken from the business at 617 Queen Street East when he pleaded guilty to theft on Tuesday.

Condon described the elements taken as “an interesting combination that I will not attempt to delve into.”

Paquin was one of three men to enter the old downtown hotel on May 24 or 25. The total property seized was valued at around $ 4,700, Deputy Crown Attorney Matthew Caputo said.

CCTV footage could not confirm whether Paquin had taken anything else. Defense attorney Eric McCooeye said Paquin’s role in the robbery was “limited”. Paquin was found on Gore Street on August 18 and arrested under a warrant. He also pleaded guilty to being in a vacant apartment at 126 Bruce Street on October 30, 2020. McCooeye said his client was homeless at the time. Paquin was on probation and was expected to keep the peace and be of good behavior.

A joint submission submitted by Caputo and McCooeye recommended that Paquin serve a 180-day sentence for the offenses. He has been in detention since August 18. With a day and a half credit for each day of incarceration, Paquin served 189 days. He was due to be released on Tuesday.

Paquin will be on probation for two years. He should follow the advice of his probation officer. Paquin cannot go to 617 Queen Street East or 126 Bruce Street. Starting in March, Paquin has to pay at least $ 5 a month to cover the cost of the property he’s taken. The balance must be paid at the end of his probation. McCooeye asked Condon to waive a victim surcharge because Paquin has “very limited” income. Condon agreed. Paquin must also turn in a DNA sample by Friday and notify his probation officer of any change of address. He refused to go to court.

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17 beautiful hotel Christmas trees https://neworleanshotel-site.com/17-beautiful-hotel-christmas-trees/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/17-beautiful-hotel-christmas-trees/ Explore the bright decor of The Lanesborough. Paul Plews Christmas trees were never just brightly lit green Tannenbaums with gifts underneath. They have always come in many shapes and sizes. Before spreading the tradition abroad, many Germans hung their trees from the ceiling and hid their children’s gifts in the branches, the better to keep […]]]>

Christmas trees were never just brightly lit green Tannenbaums with gifts underneath. They have always come in many shapes and sizes. Before spreading the tradition abroad, many Germans hung their trees from the ceiling and hid their children’s gifts in the branches, the better to keep the gifts out of their greedy clutches.

Destinations around the world have featured dazzling displays this season that avoid believing that Christmas trees ever looked traditional. From Santa Barbara to Sydney, these hotels adorn the hallways with stunning arrangements that are sure to fill you with joy, whether you love your tree with bright red bows and sparkling white lights or with champagne bottles.

The Lanesborough, London

Lanesborough’s glittering festive display looks to the future. Adopting the theme “Be Bright & Sparkle! Artist Tony Marklew has embellished the London Hotel and its tree with thousands of faceted crystals and large reflective silver orbs for a stunning effect. The decor represents the hopes of a bright and sparkling year 2022.

Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea

Artist Noah Harders, who was born and raised in nearby Waikapu, has created a unique group of striking mauve, lavender and pink trees. Instead of fir or pine, Harders used around 1,000 king and queen proteas, over 1,000 dried palms and other dried pieces, sourcing from as many local farms as possible.

Gajoen Tokyo Hotel

The ethereal trees of the Tokyo hotel are a vision in white that unfurl on a bed of red poinsettias. The unusual shape is believed to bring good luck. The trees contain around 460 handcrafted ornaments using discarded kimonos from the property’s costume lounge, a collection of formal wear.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Getaway celebrates the season with a fragrant floral tree. The bespoke design uses over 1,800 roses in rich shades of purple, raspberry and coral. In addition, the arrangement is environmentally friendly: Luxe Bloom flowers retain their fragrance and coloring for up to a year without watering required.

Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo

The large shiny gold balls that adorn this tree are from the Swiss luxury jeweler Chopard. After snapping photos of it in the lobby, retire to the Monte Carlo hotel’s winter garden to enjoy treats at celebrity chef Alain Ducasse’s Chocolate Bar amid illuminated small trees and stone sculptures. chocolate.

Historic Davenport Hotel, autograph collection, Spokane, Washington

Rising 21 feet across the lobby, the St. Maries, Idaho corkbark fir is a classic beauty. Simple gold and red ornaments are woven onto its branches, along with 114 strings containing 11,400 twinkling bulbs – the largest number of lights the hotel has ever used in its annual tree.

Sydney Crown Towers

To celebrate Crown Towers Sydney’s first Christmas, Australian bead supplier Paspaley spent over 200 hours imagining a design. He carved the tree with over 50 mother-of-pearl shells (each carefully hand-drilled to create an ornament), 8,450 individual hand-wired beads inspired by pearls, 500 pearly Christmas baubles and an oversized encrusted star. of pearls.

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island

Pastry chef Rasika Weerasinghe has concocted this delicious wonder. Installed in the Al Meylas restaurant, 3,500 choux pastry balls have been stacked in the shape of a tree. The pastries have been coated with a Valrhona blue-violet chocolate coloring spray, the shade representing the hotel’s seafront and the serenity of its spaces.

The House of the Temple, Chengdu, China

La Maison du Temple maintains a holiday tradition: a sustainable Christmas tree. This year, he built a 23-foot-tall tree using 10,000 recycled glass bottles in the rooms. Clear glass shines with thousands of twinkling lights. After the end of the festivities, the bottles will be recycled in a recycling center.

The Palm Beach Breakers

It takes The Breakers 11 months to plan their vacation decor and 15-20 staff members to install 170,000 sparkling lights, 8,000 ornaments, 12,000 feet of ribbon and 126 knots throughout the property. A highlight is the pair of 18 foot evergreens in the lobby. This year should be particularly happy: it marks the 125th anniversary of the family hotel.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo collaborated with the hotel to build this year’s tree. The adornments were taken from Ferragamo’s famous Gancini pattern and the iconic rainbow shoe, and the Mandarin Oriental fan logo tops the tree. Everything is bathed in gold in homage to the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, the country’s 50th anniversary.

Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans

As New Orleans’ favorite adorns its 11-tree halls, you can’t miss the 19.5-foot Tannenbaum. It’s covered in over 25,000 white lights and a toy train rolls along the base. The boutique hotel also hangs six-foot magnolia wreaths in the lobby windows and over 1,500 feet of golden magnolia wreath in other spaces.

Claridge’s, London

Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior men’s collections, imagined a stellar snow globe tree for the London hotel. Holographic projections blend into the pleated canvas to give the 21-foot-tall white centerpiece the appearance of sparkling snowflakes. The balls that orbit the tree reflect iconic Dior motifs, including stars and miniature perfume bottles.

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

The elegant golden ornaments that hang from the tree branches in the lobby of the five-star hotel are from Tiffany & Co. and are inspired by designer Jean Schlumberger. To learn more about the brand, visit the Tiffany Suite, where you can view exclusive selected jewelry for last-minute personalized shopping with an expert.

The Lytle Park Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio

Toast the season with this champagne Christmas tree. Composed of bottles of champagne, the tree also serves as a lobby bar where you can clink flutes of champagne. For more holiday joy, the rooftop bar of the Vista hotel has been transformed into a winter pavilion with Alpine and Russian firs.

The Connaught, London

This Nordmann fir is 30 feet tall and features the stack sculptures of local artist Annie Morris – warped, vivid spheres precariously stacked in columns. The wobbly towers symbolize the uncertainty of life and the beauty that can come from the unknown. Artist Idris Khan provided the foundation, reinforcing Morris’s sculptures and representing the medium at the heart of relationships.

The St. Regis Washington, DC

The White House Historical Association, a nonprofit organization that preserves the history of the famous DC residence, decorated this lobby tree. The group dressed him in official White House ornaments and a golden eagle. During the holidays, visit the tree at 6 p.m. daily to participate in a free champagne sabrage ritual.


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No one asked me, but… # 258: Hotel History: The Willard Hotel, Washington, DC https://neworleanshotel-site.com/no-one-asked-me-but-258-hotel-history-the-willard-hotel-washington-dc/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 10:57:21 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/no-one-asked-me-but-258-hotel-history-the-willard-hotel-washington-dc/ Hotel history: Willard Hotel (394 rooms) The Willard InterContinental Washington, commonly known as the Willard Hotel, is a historic Beaux-Arts-style luxury hotel located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, DC. famous Round Robin Bar, the Peacock Alley Series of luxury boutiques and voluminous reception rooms. Owned by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, it is […]]]>

Hotel history: Willard Hotel (394 rooms)

The Willard InterContinental Washington, commonly known as the Willard Hotel, is a historic Beaux-Arts-style luxury hotel located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, DC. famous Round Robin Bar, the Peacock Alley Series of luxury boutiques and voluminous reception rooms. Owned by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, it is two blocks east of the White House and two blocks west of the Washington Metro Center station.

The National Park Service and the US Department of the Interior describe the history of the Willard Hotel as follows:

American author Nathaniel Hawthorne observed in the 1860s that “The Willard Hotel could more aptly be called downtown Washington than the Capitol, the White House, or the State Department.” Since 1847, when the enterprising brothers Willard, Henry and Edwin first established themselves as innkeepers on the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, the Willard has held a unique place in the history of Washington and nation.

The Willard Hotel was officially founded by Henry Willard when he rented out the six buildings in 1847, combined them into one structure, and expanded it into a four-story hotel which he renamed the Willard Hotel. Willard bought the hotel property from Ogle Tayloe in 1864.

In the 1860s, author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote that “The Willard Hotel could more aptly be called downtown Washington than the Capitol, the White House, or the State Department.”

From February 4 to 27, 1861, the Peace Congress, made up of delegates from 21 of the 34 states, met at the Willard in a final attempt to avoid civil war. A plaque from the Virginia Civil War Commission, located on the Pennsylvania Ave. of the hotel, commemorates this courageous effort. Later that year, hearing a Union regiment sing “John Brown’s Body” as they walked under her window, Julia Ward Howe wrote the lyrics to “The Republic’s Battle Anthem” during a stay at the hotel in November 1861.

On February 23, 1861, in the midst of several assassination threats, Detective Allan Pinkerton smuggled Abraham Lincoln into the Willard; Lincoln lived there until his inauguration on March 4, holding meetings in the lobby and doing business from his bedroom.

Many presidents of the United States have frequented the Willard, and every president since Franklin Pierce has either slept on or attended an event at the hotel at least once; the hotel is therefore also known as “The residence of the presidents”. It was Ulysses S. Grant’s habit of drinking whiskey and smoking a cigar while relaxing in the lobby. Folklore (promoted by the hotel) maintains that this is the origin of the term “pressure,” for Grant was often approached by those seeking favors. However, this is probably wrong, because Ninth New Webster College Dictionary dates the verb “to lobby” to 1837. Grover Cleveland lived there at the start of his second term in 1893, worrying about his baby girl’s health following a recent outbreak of scarlet fever in the White House. Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations plans took shape when he held Peacebuilding League meetings in the hotel lobby in 1916. Six incumbent vice presidents have lived in the Willard. Millard Fillmore and Thomas A. Hendricks, during his brief tenure, lived in old Willard; then the vice-presidents, James S. Sherman, Calvin Coolidge and finally Charles Dawes all lived in the current building for at least part of their vice-presidency. Fillmore and Coolidge continued in the Willard, even after becoming president, to allow the First Family to leave the White House.

Several hundred officers, many of them World War I veterans, first reunited with General of the Armies, John J. “Blackjack” Pershing, at the Willard Hotel on October 2, 1922, and formally established the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) as an organization.

The current 12-story structure, designed by renowned hotel architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, opened in 1901. It suffered a major fire in 1922 that caused $ 250,000 (equivalent to $ 3,865,300 in 2020), in damage. Among those who had to be evacuated from the hotel were Vice President Calvin Coolidge, several US Senators, composer John Philip Sousa, film producer Adolph Zukor, newspaper editor Harry Chandler and many other media outlets, business and political leaders who were in attendance for the annual Gridiron dinner. For many years, the Willard was the only hotel from which one could easily tour all of downtown Washington, and as a result, it has housed many dignitaries throughout its history.

The Willard family sold their share of the hotel in 1946, and due to mismanagement and severe decline in the area, the hotel closed without notice on July 16, 1968. The building remained vacant for several decades. years and many plans have been launched for its demolition. It eventually went into semi-public receivership and was sold to the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation. They held a competition to rehabilitate the property and ultimately awarded it to Oliver Carr Company and Golding Associates. The two partners then called on InterContinental Hotels Group to become co-owner and operator of the hotel. The Willard was then restored to its turn-of-the-century elegance and a contingent of office buildings added. The hotel was reopened in the middle of a big party on August 20, 1986, which was attended by several United States Supreme Court justices and United States senators. At the end of the 90s, the hotel again underwent a major restoration.

Martin Luther King Jr., wrote his famous “I have a dream” speech in his hotel room at the Willard in the days leading up to his August 28, 1963 march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

On September 23, 1987, it was reported that Bob Fosse collapsed in his room at the Willard and later died. It was later learned that he had in fact died at the George Washington University Hospital.

Among the many other famous guests at the Willard were PT Barnum, Walt Whitman, General Tom Thumb, Samuel Morse, The Duke of Windsor, Harry Houdini, Gypsy Rose Lee, Gloria Swanson, Emily Dickinson, Jenny Lind, Charles Dickens, Bert Bell, Joe Paterno, and Jim Sweeney.

Steven Spielberg shot the finale of his film Minority report at the hotel in the summer of 2001. He toured with Tom Cruise and Max von Sydow in the Willard Room, Peacock Alley and the kitchen.

Located just two blocks from the White House, the hotel is teeming with famous and powerful ghosts. Over the years, it has been the gathering place for presidents, politicians, governors, literary and cultural figures. Julia Ward Howe composes at Willard “The Republic Battle Anthem.” General Ulysses S. Grant held court in the lobby and Abraham Lincoln borrowed slippers from his owner.

Presidents Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Taft, Wilson, Coolidge and Harding have stayed at the Willard. Other notable guests included Charles Dickens, Buffalo Bill, David Lloyd George, PT Barnum and countless others. Walt Whitman included the Willard in his verses and Mark Twain wrote two books there in the early 1900s. Vice President Thomas R. Marshall, annoyed by the high prices of Willard, coined the phrase “What this country needs is a good 5-cent cigar.”

The Willard remained vacant from 1968 and in danger of demolition until 1986, when it regained its former glory. A $ 73 million restoration project has been carefully planned by the National Park Service to recreate the hotel as closely as historically possible. Sixteen coats of paint were scraped off the woodwork to verify the hotel’s original colors in 1901.

New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger wrote on September 2, 1986:

Most restorations of venerable buildings fall into one of two categories: either attempts to recreate as faithfully as possible what once was, or inventive interpretations that use the original architecture as a starting point.

The recently rehabilitated Willard Hotel is both. Half of this project consists of the respectful restoration of Washington’s largest hotel building, a prominent Beaux-Arts building of Henry Hardenbergh abandoned since 1968, victim of the decline of his neighborhood, a few blocks to the is from the White House. The other half is a brand new addition to the exuberant design containing offices, shops, a public plaza, and a new ballroom for the hotel.

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