Today we went to check the progress of the lobby construction at The Residences of the Royal Connaught in Hamilton. Opening Day is less than a month away and everyone is busy to say the least. Each time we take a step in to the old grand building we are constantly amazed, inspired, and taken aback by it’s grandeur and feeling of timelessness. As the workers labour around-the-clock, the hustle and bustle brings us back to the hotels’ heyday. A time when the hotel was abuzz with the arrival of Royals and Prime Ministers, a time when international business associates “clicked” and “clacked” along the polished floors, or more recently, a time when friends and family would come together for a special brunch or dinner.
During this renovation process, we have been able to connect with so many people who remember those great days of the Royal Connaught Hotel. It seems every other person, whether in Hamilton or surrounding area, has a special memory to share with us. When we mention we are working on part of the restoration their eyes always open with interest, they smile and they tell us when they were last there, what they were there for, who they were with… and what a great place it used to be. We are so excited to be a part of opening up and spreading that spirit once more. Take a look at some of the memories below. We hope you’ll drop in for a visit.
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