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 Post subject: Hotel du Wank
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:39 pm 
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http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/edinb ... 3672264.jp

They got their licence then....

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after a personal appeal from the chain's chief executive at a board meeting yesterday, councillors agreed to the U-turn.


Is this the beginning of the end?
Or just the end of the beginning?

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It was always going to happen! That doesn't stop it from being bloody annoying!

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not so bad now the fact that, the entrance won't be on Forest road, and the dining room will be on the 1st floor. Still...anyone else think I tiny bit of money was involved? :roll:

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very depressing news indeed. well played by the council, though, i mean how could they resist a personal appeal from the chief executive. I don't reckon the esteemed edinburgh council could be swayed by money - i suspect someone woke up with a horse head in their bed.

these people are swine.

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Amazingly, Cia Nights has uncovered the minutes to this historic council meeting.

Check out the licensing news here:
http://www.theforest.org.uk/rvw-the-journalism/


check it out online - the content is also available free in the Forest in CIA nights 103 --- hot off the pink presses.

enjoy.

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Rip the lid off it.


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God...given...right.

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ravanwin wrote:
Amazingly, CIA nights has uncovered the minutes to this historic council meeting.

Check out the licensing news here:
http://www.theforest.org.uk/rvw-the-journalism/


check it out online - the content is also available free in the Forest in CIA nights 103 --- hot off the pink presses.

enjoy.


Genius!

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hehehe :lol:

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that should be posted to the council and every decent journalist in edinburgh. i can't believe your politicians treat you this way?

can anyone explain how this has come about?

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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:38 am 
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Important update!!
Looks like they are dragging the neighbourhood down already!!

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/topst ... 4504339.jp

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Thieves do runner with bath and tools in £10m hotel raid

Published Date: 18 September 2008
By FAY WINTER
THIEVES stole a £3000 bath and tools and equipment worth £17,000 during a raid on a £10 million hotel development in the Capital.
Showers, radiators and brass piping were also taken during the break-in at Hotel du Vin, which is being built on Forrest Road.

The incident is the latest in a series of metal thefts across the city, which have seen everything from drain covers to propellers for the Royal Yacht Britannia stolen.

A Hotel du Vin spokesman said: "A number of items were stolen from the site. One of the items stolen was an extremely heavy steel bath, which would have required four people to carry.

"It was obviously a very well organised theft. But it hasn't deterred our enthusiasm for developing the site. We are very confident we will be open and operating before Christmas."

He added that security had now been stepped up at the site of the five-star hotel development.

The theft took place between 3pm on Sunday, August 17 and 7.30am the following morning. One theory is that the thieves wore high-visibility jackets so as not to arouse suspicion from passers-by.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said officers were investigating.

Organised gangs have targeted building sites and industrial yards in recent months, looking to cash in on the soaring price of metals fuelled by a building boom in China and India. At least 140 manhole covers have been stolen across in the Lothians.

Unoccupied new homes have also been a target, with new apartments on Lochend Road hit twice in the space of a month by thieves.

There has also been an increase in the number of crimes on the railways, leading the British Transport Police to set up a special squad to combat the problem.

The Hotel du Vin, which is due to open on December 5, will feature 47 bedrooms and suites.

Shortly after construction began last year, the hotel was refused permission to serve alcohol, but the decision was overturned in January.

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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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thats a very expensive bath!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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just an update on Hotel Madness in Edinburgh:

http://www.scotsman.com/opinion/Save-th ... 5174750.jp

We NEED More Boutique Hotels.

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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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This place needs less bloody hotels not more and to do that to a beautiful building is in my mind, insulting to the people of Edinburgh. I truely believe Edinburgh Council don't give two hoots about losing the World Heritage Status as long as it's more money coming in. They are short sighted as the more we drift away from having amazing architecture the less people are going to want to come here, thus hotels will shut down and the council will lose money...but only after they destroyed the place first.

World Heritage Status is irrelevant to some people but keeping it means we are looking after our city in my opinion and the beauty of Edinburgh never bores me, I'm not looking forward to the day we look like every other city...cold, emotionless, characterless and boring. If i'd wanted that I'd have moved to Milton Keynes.

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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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The board was told the hotel chain could actually reduce antisocial behaviour in the area, as it specifically discourages binge drinking [...]


I'm tempted to test this claim. Sponsor me?


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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-s ... s-20371625

Sad news :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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And a street full of life now stands desolate,

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Are there actually any open premises on that street now?


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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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El Falafel.
Buzzing!

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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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buzzing like a fly round shit !

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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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Has the hotel really closed, or is it just that the parent company is in trouble? Where am I going to get a serious shower now, or enjoy Egyptian cotton sheets and gold bath taps? Bring back the Blood Transfusion Service, to give Bristo Place a shot in the arm.


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 Post subject: Re: Hotel du Wank
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bring back the clinical endochrinology unit I say

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