Boutique hotel Blue Ivy Hotel set to move into former law office in North Hill

Gazette: Boutique hotel plans for North Hill law firm offices Boutique hotel plans for North Hill law firm offices

A BUILDING which was home to a law firm for 130 years is set to be transformed into a boutique-style hotel, bar and restaurant.

The Blue Ivy Hotel is set to open in North Hill, in the former Thompson Smith & Puxon building, in October, creating up to 20 new jobs.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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4:01pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Good luck to them but with no parking, restricted access with the bus lane and Colchester's night time rowdies I wonder why anyone would think a hotel in this location is a good idea!
Good luck to them but with no parking, restricted access with the bus lane and Colchester's night time rowdies I wonder why anyone would think a hotel in this location is a good idea! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 11

4:27pm Thu 17 Jul 14

sam vines says...

lets face it 6 months down the line and the application will change to just a bar once the accountants look how much its going to cost to bring this place up to current regs for a hotel
lets face it 6 months down the line and the application will change to just a bar once the accountants look how much its going to cost to bring this place up to current regs for a hotel sam vines
  • Score: 15

8:16am Fri 18 Jul 14

jammin says...

The usual positivity in full swing!

Good luck, Colchester needs a few more hotels - choice is currently limited

:)
The usual positivity in full swing! Good luck, Colchester needs a few more hotels - choice is currently limited :) jammin
  • Score: -6

8:38am Fri 18 Jul 14

angryman!!! says...

So you honestly believe they would have spent all that money converting it to a hotel only to change it to bar. Have a word!
So you honestly believe they would have spent all that money converting it to a hotel only to change it to bar. Have a word! angryman!!!
  • Score: -5

8:51am Fri 18 Jul 14

romantic says...

Good that there is lots of competition opening up against the tired old places which have rested on their laurels and their names for years - I'm talking about you, Red Lion, and you, George.

Colchester could be a great destination for people, we have lots of history which could be publicised far better. Despite our own perception of it being a rowdy place full of drunks, there are some good restaurants and good pubs in amongst the vertical drinking-dens.

I am sure they have done their research and concluded that this is a project which can work.
Good that there is lots of competition opening up against the tired old places which have rested on their laurels and their names for years - I'm talking about you, Red Lion, and you, George. Colchester could be a great destination for people, we have lots of history which could be publicised far better. Despite our own perception of it being a rowdy place full of drunks, there are some good restaurants and good pubs in amongst the vertical drinking-dens. I am sure they have done their research and concluded that this is a project which can work. romantic
  • Score: -5

12:08pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Catchedicam says...

romantic wrote:
Good that there is lots of competition opening up against the tired old places which have rested on their laurels and their names for years - I'm talking about you, Red Lion, and you, George.

Colchester could be a great destination for people, we have lots of history which could be publicised far better. Despite our own perception of it being a rowdy place full of drunks, there are some good restaurants and good pubs in amongst the vertical drinking-dens.

I am sure they have done their research and concluded that this is a project which can work.
Indeed, the more up market establishments we can attract of create the better, it may well transform our town centre into a desirable place to visit rather than the vomitorium it has become at the hands of mindless yobs.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Good that there is lots of competition opening up against the tired old places which have rested on their laurels and their names for years - I'm talking about you, Red Lion, and you, George. Colchester could be a great destination for people, we have lots of history which could be publicised far better. Despite our own perception of it being a rowdy place full of drunks, there are some good restaurants and good pubs in amongst the vertical drinking-dens. I am sure they have done their research and concluded that this is a project which can work.[/p][/quote]Indeed, the more up market establishments we can attract of create the better, it may well transform our town centre into a desirable place to visit rather than the vomitorium it has become at the hands of mindless yobs. Catchedicam
  • Score: -2
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