While the auction is certainly a boon for hotel insiders looking to purchase some top quality furnishings and equipment at a fraction of their value, it strikes us as slightly bizarre. Why, even in the wake of a recently completed 12-month renovation, would a hotel rid itself of "[1,300 lots] in first class order and not fully 'worn in'"? What happened to recycle, reduce, reuse? According to our source, the sale is meant to appeal to those looking for "the chance to set up a new designer hotel at a fraction of the cost." It's good to know that those gas boilers and generators will find a warm home.
If you fancy tuning into the happenings, you can tune in live as each auction commences at 10:30 AM. Day One will feature more items from rooms (furniture, artwork, cabinetry) while Day Two's focus is on items from kitchens, housekeeping and admin areas. Meanwhile, online bidding is taking place on BidSpotter.co.uk. Start clicking to get first dibs on that Redring Sunbase SB2TS 2kW pinth fan you've been looking for.