[COM] Colonial Mutual Building > Mayfair Hotel

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[COM] Re: Colonial Mutual Building > Mayfair Hotel

#301 Post by Llessur2002 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:55 am

They've done an awesome job on that place - and I really like the jewel box too. Not sure about the funny gold curtains they seem to have put up at the ground floor windows now - but other than that it's a 10/10 from me.

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#302 Post by monotonehell » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:40 am

Llessur2002 wrote:They've done an awesome job on that place - and I really like the jewel box too. Not sure about the funny gold curtains they seem to have put up at the ground floor windows now - but other than that it's a 10/10 from me.
I could be wrong, but I think those are temporary to cover the empty shop spaces? I agree they are hideous.
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[COM] Re: Colonial Mutual Building > Mayfair Hotel

#303 Post by Llessur2002 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:36 am

monotonehell wrote:
Llessur2002 wrote:They've done an awesome job on that place - and I really like the jewel box too. Not sure about the funny gold curtains they seem to have put up at the ground floor windows now - but other than that it's a 10/10 from me.
I could be wrong, but I think those are temporary to cover the empty shop spaces? I agree they are hideous.
There are retail units on the ground floor? I didn't realise that.

I'm pretty sure they've curtained off the lobby area - I get off the bus at the infamous X1 stop and enjoyed seeing the lobby take shape over the weeks leading up to the opening. Now they've hidden it. Perhaps it's to prevent hotel patrons from having to view us 'bus people'...

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#304 Post by Patrick_27 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:05 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:
monotonehell wrote:
Llessur2002 wrote:They've done an awesome job on that place - and I really like the jewel box too. Not sure about the funny gold curtains they seem to have put up at the ground floor windows now - but other than that it's a 10/10 from me.
I could be wrong, but I think those are temporary to cover the empty shop spaces? I agree they are hideous.
There are retail units on the ground floor? I didn't realise that.

I'm pretty sure they've curtained off the lobby area - I get off the bus at the infamous X1 stop and enjoyed seeing the lobby take shape over the weeks leading up to the opening. Now they've hidden it. Perhaps it's to prevent hotel patrons from having to view us 'bus people'...
From what it would seem, there are three retail spots on the ground level... One on both the northern and southern corners of the building and one on the southern side next to the corner which is a coffee shop.

The curtains are part of the hotel and they look pretty messy...

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#305 Post by Patrick_27 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:08 pm

Also, couldn't help but notice that one of the two flag-poles on the front of the building is not longer there? Did it all down, or was it taken down? Either way, it looks tacky.

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[COM] Re: Colonial Mutual Building > Mayfair Hotel

#306 Post by metro » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:27 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:Also, couldn't help but notice that one of the two flag-poles on the front of the building is not longer there? Did it all down, or was it taken down? Either way, it looks tacky.
or perhaps someone in council didn't like the flag-signs and demanded the hotel to take them down :roll:

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#307 Post by Patrick_27 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:53 pm

metro wrote:
Patrick_27 wrote:Also, couldn't help but notice that one of the two flag-poles on the front of the building is not longer there? Did it all down, or was it taken down? Either way, it looks tacky.
or perhaps someone in council didn't like the flag-signs and demanded the hotel to take them down :roll:
Well, the two flag poles were part of the original building, one flag pole still remains with the Mayfair flag still flying, but the other pole is completely gone. It's as though it was removed due to safety reasons or something... Because it doesn't look like it's snapped off at all, looks like it's been carefully removed...

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#308 Post by Ben » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:32 am

August Towers display office has opened in one of the retail tenancies.

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#309 Post by Patrick_27 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:13 am

Ben wrote:August Towers display office has opened in one of the retail tenancies.
Really? What a joke!

Also, why towerS?? It's one building.

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#310 Post by Dvious » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:50 pm

Why is that a joke? That spot has some of the highest foot traffic in the CBD, and it would also aim to potentially attract those that may be staying at the Mayfair.

It is not a big deal, mate.

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#311 Post by how good is he » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:54 pm

I also think it's the same owner/developer of the Mayfair Hotel who is doing August Towers, thus the connection.
Also why it's "towers" (from the Architects comments in the Messenger) - "the apartment tower will be enveloped in frameless glass on all sides to give a twin tower visual effect."

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#313 Post by Algernon » Tue May 17, 2016 9:31 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:Quite interesting...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-17/i ... ng/7420816
That's a seriously good get, thanks for posting.

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#314 Post by ghs » Tue May 17, 2016 10:45 pm

Has anyone been to the rooftop bar ?

Is it like 2KW ?

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#315 Post by RoiMartel » Wed May 18, 2016 7:28 am

ghs wrote:Has anyone been to the rooftop bar ?

Is it like 2KW ?
I was given a guided tour by the overly pretentious concierge a few months ago. He was so proud of the fact that its 1 metre higher up than 2KW.
Anyway, its an OK bar, nice rooftop area and it has a dedicated smokers balcony.
IMO, 2KW is better.

Side note; beware of the cougers up there.....

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