Based on construction progress, which you can follow here, we think it will be mid-2015 before the hotel opens. We hope the green in the rendering indicates there will actually be green space (if only for environmental purposes) covering the hotel. There is reference to a rooftop bar / function area and suites that link to this on the developer’s website.
The few interior renderings show the impressive public spaces in the historical part of the hotel, with above what we assume will be the main lobby.
There should be more excitement below ground though, with a basement area containing a gym, swimming pool, bowling alley, and screening room. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about the hotel.
Photo: JasonD for HotelChatter, Renderings: McAleer & Rushe]