Wednesday, 20 April 2011

April 20 - 10 Days and counting

Thought you might like to hear from David Nixon - he's been here since the very beginning of the building......

28 + Success = 67

Whoa, Whoa!!  The BUILDING is over 160 years old.  I have been with the HOTEL since it opened.  I may not look my age but I like to think that I do not look that old!

On May 2, 2011 the Murray Premises Hotel celebrates 10 years of operation.  I am proud to say that I have been here since the beginning in 2001.  We opened the Hotel with only 28 rooms located on the 3rd and 4th floor of the Murray Premises but now have 67 rooms plus a meeting room (Briton Room) and a breakfast lounge (Calypso Room).   These changes did not occur all at once.

For the first few years a lot of people did not know we even existed.  We received awards and recognition for our achievements, but many people still did not know anything about the hotel.  Slowly we built up our reputation as being a premiere hotel with exceptional service and started to make a name for ourselves.  We had, and still do have, a unique property.  Every room is different, no two rooms are alike.  Bathtub massage tubs, electric fireplaces, towel warmers, exposed beam ceilings are just a few things that make our rooms stand out as different from the average hotel room.  Having a hotel located in a building that is over 160 years old certainly adds to the charm.  The building almost speaks to people as they enter, trying to show off some of its history and stories of previous tenants.

Have you ever wanted to return to a house or former work place that you used to live in just to see what was different?  Well, we had a number of people that used to have offices in the building return to see what became of their old office.  They specifically wanted to stay in the room that used to be their old office.  Falling asleep in your office just took on a whole new meaning.  There are many stories to tell but I will leave them for another day.

Until next time,

David Nixon - Front Office Manager
Here to stay!!!

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