The end of an era

Old Jan 16th 2012, 10:29 am
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"The hotel, which is more than 33 years old, is famed in the UAE for its popular hangouts, Rattle Snake and The Red Lion"

http://www.thenational.ae/business/t...opolitan-hotel
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Old Jan 16th 2012, 11:06 am
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"The hotel, which is more than 33 years old, is famed in the UAE for its popular hangouts, Rattle Snake and The Red Lion"

http://www.thenational.ae/business/t...opolitan-hotel
Pity in a way I guess. Never rated the Red Lion much, especially as one who likes to read a newspaper. That was impossible for many years although it is better now.
Over the years they have always had some good restaurants there, in my opinion, but over the last 5 years or so they have certainly jacked up the prices like many others?
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Old Jan 16th 2012, 11:11 am
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why pull it down, it's making money no doubt and they say they have not decided what to build on it ..... yeah bring on a 50 storey skyscraper at 1500 a night
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I laughed.

The hotel claims a 90%+ occupancy rate and they're still tearing it down? For something yet to be defined.

Only in Dubai....

Methinks the powers that be are ordering the Naboodahs to tear down the hotel because it looks out of place next to the fancy schmancy towers of Business Bay.

Too bad. I enjoyed the place. Liked the laid back non-pretentious vibe of the Red Lion and watched most of the World Cup games there in the summer of 2010. A part of old expat Dubai, indeed.
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It also means I and many others are going to be made homeless, and I like living here
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One of the few remaining places in Dubai frequented by normal people with vices to match their virtues.

I am sure they'll replace it with another soulless multistory with high price rooms, overpriced booze and nothing else worth mentioning.

They have no sense of history in the UAE do they? Big and shiny, always big and shiny.

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I am sure they'll replace it with another soulless multistory with high price rooms, overpriced booze and nothing else worth mentioning.

They have no sense of history in the UAE do they? Big and shiny, always big and shiny.

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yeah my understanding is that it has to be replaced with a multistory, but it also displaces the people living in the apartment blocks next to the hotel. They are full, so again seems like a silly decision.
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yeah my understanding is that it has to be replaced with a multistory, but it also displaces the people living in the apartment blocks next to the hotel. They are full, so again seems like a silly decision.
I was told a year ago they would build a new hotel , shame, there are few places left like the Red Lion
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and ofcourse the lovely i2 lounge, a hidden gem of a late drinking lounge bar with fab music.
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Bollox, I go swimming there. Love smashing out some lengths whilst the whore's are recovering from their night shift
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I am going to lose my home, it makes me feel very sad
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Old Jan 17th 2012, 9:40 am
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Aye so you said, plenty of other whore hangouts y'know?
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I am going to lose my home, it makes me feel very sad
It will be some time yet the infrastructure for what they are wanting to do is not available on the site
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[QUOTE=Ethos83;9845126]I laughed.

The hotel claims a 90%+ occupancy rate and they're still tearing it down? For something yet to be defined.

Only in Dubai....


90% occupancy rate on the rooms that are actually suitable and available is what they really mean as explained to me by a well known group of hotels who at the time had made 40% of their rooms available to be occupied. This information followed after questioning where everyone was at breakfast time as I was told the hotel only had couple of rooms left.
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Aye so you said, plenty of other whore hangouts y'know?
Excuse me not a whore, I live in the habtoor residence, and that will be torn down along with the hotel
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