Plaza Hotel - Kamloops, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 50° 40.547 W 120° 19.912
10U E 688510 N 5617168
Quick Description: The Plaza Hotel was built in 1927 by the business community of Kamloops in order to attract both tourists and new businesses to the city. It has remained one of the premier hotels in the city from that time.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 10:33:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMMCMZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
Views: 2

Long Description:
PLAZA HOTEL

405 Victoria Street - 1927

In the 1920s, the Kamloops Board of Trade (Chamber of Commerce) wanted to promote Kamloops as the "Hub-City" of the province. Board President A. Galloway headed an association of 300 Kamloops business people and members which raised $90,000 in shares to construct what they hoped would be the premier hotel in the province between New Westminister and Calgary. The Kamloops Community Company built the Plaza Hotel in 1927. The grand opening was a gala affair with rooftop dining and dancing to the sound of a live band.

The hotel was designed in the popular Spanish-style, complete with roof tiles, wrought iron railings, stucco siding, and arched windows and doors. One of the most popular features of the hotel was its roof top garden where live music, potted plants, wicker furniture, and dining and dancing were offered under the open sky.
From a plaque at the hotel

Plaza Plaza
Plaza Plaza

Name of the Hotel: Plaza Hotel

Address:
405 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC Canada V2C 2A9


Number of Rooms: 67

Height in floors: 5

Hotel since: 1/1/1927

Date Building was built: 1/1/1927

First use of building:
Hotel


Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Hotel Rating: Not listed

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