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Bringing boutique hotels back to the core
« on: November 07, 2006, 12:00:00 AM »
Bringing boutique hotels back to the core

At one time, downtown was loaded with unique hotels.  With the boom in the suburbs, all of downtown's historic lodging establishments, such as the Goerge Washington Hotel above, have either closed and converted to other uses or been outright demolished.  Today, Metro Jacksonville points out a few under utilized downtown sites that may be suitable for boutique hotel type uses.

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2006, 08:15:17 AM »
I think that the Ambassador Hotel building wold be the best fit for a boutique hotel because of its proximity to the Federal Courthouse, proposed County Courthouse, City Hall/Hemming Park, and a skyway stop.  All of these things could to a lot to ensure its success.

The other building IMHO are better served as residential establishments.