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Grand Ocean hotel in Brighton, England. Gorgeous! At a time when countless old English hotels and resorts are in a sad state or gone altogether, it’s nice that there are some like this that have recently been restored or have just been kept up over time. 
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The Grand Ocean hotel in Brighton, UK. Began re-watching classic “Poirot” episodes which often showcased classic UK art deco buildings, now my interest has been reinvigorated ten fold. 

Grand Ocean hotel in Brighton, England. Gorgeous! At a time when countless old English hotels and resorts are in a sad state or gone altogether, it’s nice that there are some like this that have recently been restored or have just been kept up over time. 

fhgonzalez:

The Grand Ocean hotel in Brighton, UK. Began re-watching classic “Poirot” episodes which often showcased classic UK art deco buildings, now my interest has been reinvigorated ten fold. 

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Hotel Settles, Big Spring, TexasPhoto via Texas Society of Architects
And one MORE renovation success story today!
Hotel Settles: A Bell Cow Rings Again

For more than 30 years, Hotel Settles was a Big Spring eyesore. In its abandoned and deteriorating condition, it was also an embarrassing reality check of the city’s decline. Despite several attempts to revive it, the building was headed for demolition. Mercifully — and cognizant of the arduous task at hand — Big Spring-native son and visionary G. Brint Ryan, now of Dallas, purchased the landmark in 2007 and re-opened its doors this February after a $30M six-year historical rehabilitation. The 15-story Classical Revival/Art Deco hotel is now an appealing destination in West Texas that is breathing new life into the surrounding community. 

Read more and check out the photo gallery.

Hotel Settles, Big Spring, Texas
Photo via Texas Society of Architects

And one MORE renovation success story today!

Hotel Settles: A Bell Cow Rings Again

For more than 30 years, Hotel Settles was a Big Spring eyesore. In its abandoned and deteriorating condition, it was also an embarrassing reality check of the city’s decline. Despite several attempts to revive it, the building was headed for demolition. Mercifully — and cognizant of the arduous task at hand — Big Spring-native son and visionary G. Brint Ryan, now of Dallas, purchased the landmark in 2007 and re-opened its doors this February after a $30M six-year historical rehabilitation. The 15-story Classical Revival/Art Deco hotel is now an appealing destination in West Texas that is breathing new life into the surrounding community. 

Read more and check out the photo gallery.

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D… Damascus
Orient Palace Hotel, Damascus, Syriaby Daz Saunders
Late 1920s hotel in Syria’s capital.
From the hotel’s web site:

The Orient Palace hotel was built in 1928 and put into use 1932.
The Orient Palace played a very integral role historically housing many significant guests including political leaders, artists, authors and men letters.
The Orient Palace was also involved in the parliament polarizing all of its activities after the stage of independence.
All conferences political meeting and social or cultural parties were held at the Orient Palace for several decades.

D… Damascus

Orient Palace Hotel, Damascus, Syria
by Daz Saunders

Late 1920s hotel in Syria’s capital.

From the hotel’s web site:

The Orient Palace hotel was built in 1928 and put into use 1932.

The Orient Palace played a very integral role historically housing many significant guests including political leaders, artists, authors and men letters.

The Orient Palace was also involved in the parliament polarizing all of its activities after the stage of independence.

All conferences political meeting and social or cultural parties were held at the Orient Palace for several decades.

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C… Caen
Hôtel des Postes, Caen, FrancePhoto by Oliver & Karl
Magnificent hotel in Caen. A great many more photos of the hotel from the same photographer/s can be found on Flickr starting here (then click Next).
From Flickr (with translation):

This photo was taken on August 13, 2008 in Caen, Basse-Normandie, FR, using a Canon Digital IXUS 75.
Hôtel des postes
Depuis la place Gambetta
Hôtel des postes construit par Pierre Chirol en 1932 dans un style art déco pour remplacer l’ancien bâtiment construit au XIXe le long de la rue de l’hôtel de ville (actuelle rue Jean Eudes).
L’angle de la rue Auber (place de la République) et de la rue Georges Lebret a été détruit pendant la bataille de Caen et reconstruit à l’identique (voir sur le site Caen et la SGM).
Les façades et la toiture sont inscrites aux monuments historiques depuis le 10 août 2010 (STAP du Calvados).
From Place Gambetta Hotel positions built by Pierre Chirol in 1932 in art deco style to replace the old building built in the nineteenth along the street from the city hall (now rue Jean Eudes). The angle of the Rue Auber (Republic Square) and St Georges Lebret was destroyed during the Battle of Caen and rebuilt identically (see site Caen and SGM). Facades and roof are listed historical monument since August 10, 2010 (STAP Calvados).

C… Caen

Hôtel des Postes, Caen, France
Photo by Oliver & Karl

Magnificent hotel in Caen. A great many more photos of the hotel from the same photographer/s can be found on Flickr starting here (then click Next).

From Flickr (with translation):

This photo was taken on August 13, 2008 in Caen, Basse-Normandie, FR, using a Canon Digital IXUS 75.

Hôtel des postes

Depuis la place Gambetta

Hôtel des postes construit par Pierre Chirol en 1932 dans un style art déco pour remplacer l’ancien bâtiment construit au XIXe le long de la rue de l’hôtel de ville (actuelle rue Jean Eudes).

L’angle de la rue Auber (place de la République) et de la rue Georges Lebret a été détruit pendant la bataille de Caen et reconstruit à l’identique (voir sur le site Caen et la SGM).

Les façades et la toiture sont inscrites aux monuments historiques depuis le 10 août 2010 (STAP du Calvados).

From Place Gambetta Hotel positions built by Pierre Chirol in 1932 in art deco style to replace the old building built in the nineteenth along the street from the city hall (now rue Jean Eudes). The angle of the Rue Auber (Republic Square) and St Georges Lebret was destroyed during the Battle of Caen and rebuilt identically (see site Caen and SGM). Facades and roof are listed historical monument since August 10, 2010 (STAP Calvados).

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