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Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Johns (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 15:33

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 15:51
(Sm6) Don't hold your breath!!



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
ra (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 16:05
It's all green and blue, it should be green and red.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
TonyMay (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 16:18
I don't understand all this "we need to grow the stadium for the RWC" stuff. Tigers with a smaller stadium than the football grounds otherwise being used are probably going to get 1 match (maybe 2) between two lower ranked sides (Italy v Tonga anyone?). I doubt the ticket prices for such a game will be particularly high, but even if they increase them a bit, after the IRB have taken their slice of the money, 1 extra game is not going to significantly increase revenue for the club.

Some corporate people may want to use the hotel for the match but 2-3 nights maybe maximum. You've got to find another source of punters for the hotel.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
SK 88 (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 16:30
Having hotel beds makes the conferencing facility more valuable, plus Leicester is quite a big city that is hardly overburdened with hotels.

The RWC is more a target than a driving force, it will be both the club's and the city's showpiece occasion and it would be better if the developments were either finished or at a suitable middle stage by that point. For example we wouldn't want the ground to be a building site for the World Cup.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 17:02
Wouldn't 100% rely on a RWC game being played at WR.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Rich W (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 17:12
I think the bid agreement specifies the stadia to be used.



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Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me
Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
In the moon that is always rising,
Nor that riding to sleep
I should hear him fly with the high fields
And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 17:15
Grounds that might be used I'd suggest.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Rich W (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 17:16
Not sure about that.



...
Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me
Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
In the moon that is always rising,
Nor that riding to sleep
I should hear him fly with the high fields
And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 17:42
And neither am I but no formal committment currently exists for a RWC game to be played at WR.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Rich W (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 18:15
Because Tigers and RWC 2015 haven't signed a contract yet - not because the RFU & the IRB haven't confirmed bid details.



...
Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me
Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
In the moon that is always rising,
Nor that riding to sleep
I should hear him fly with the high fields
And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
GT1 (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 18:49
Am I missing something here the area desperately needs more car parking spaces what's the hold up with this?

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
SK 88 (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 19:43
Paralysis in the NHS decision making process.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
TonyMay (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 19:55
the royal infirmary car park on welford road opposite the prison is literally falling apart and needs replacing sooner rather than later.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Tiggs (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 20:43
Tigers have the plans for the new multi-story on the opposite side to Granby Halls agreed, which will help with parking, but the hotel is key for somewhere for home and away fans to stay, and away teams and their support staff, but more importantly the huge potential when the conferencing facilities are being used, as well as making the all the facilities more attractive, and the ability to charge more for them, as the hotel will be one mins walk from the conference.
The extra value of having hotel, sports, and conferencing all together means a large premium can be charged, esp. to sponsors and businesses.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Tiggs (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 21:22
To quote the Merc.

"Tigers' Welford Road stadium is expected to be used for some of the pool matches."



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 23:39
OK. I now give up.

And the reason why the carpark on the old Fosse Daycare site hasn't progressed yet is the uncertainty/lack of funds in the NHS.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
tbtb (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 23:55
I can't see the need for another hotel in Leicester, hope the proper market research has been done.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Johns (IP Logged)
07 April, 2012 09:41
Delays may be due to changes at the perhaps, was Martin Thomas going to be CEO of the company set up to run RWC, think he has been removed and only recently a new CEO or chairman appointed.
Expect the RWC plans will start moving forward now with confirmation of venues when agreements reached. Ma y be they are waiting for Sarries to agree their new home.

I expect the Hotel to be operated by one of the chains possibly Tigers owning the freehold and leasing it to the Hotel company thus generating more non rugby revenue.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Stopsy (IP Logged)
07 April, 2012 10:00
I wouldn't have thought Copthall would be considered at about 10k capacity

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