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[Downtown] DoubleTree by Hilton (Executive House Hotel) | 19-storeys | Built in 1965

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#81 jonny

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 12:47 PM

This seems to be taking forever. I noticed yesterday that a new sign is up at the top of the building.



#82 thundergun

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 02:00 PM

I've been watching this reno for years it seems. I think they are well behind their original schedule. 



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 10:01 AM

The Hotel appears to be open now accepting guests



#84 Bingo

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:43 AM

Taken from the 14th floor in 1966 when the top 14 floors were apartments.

At the time Hy's Steakhouse was on the main floor and there was an outdoor swimming pool on the corner of the property on Douglas Street

 

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#85 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 07:19 AM

The Hotel appears to be open now accepting guests


The underground parking lot is still a huge and messy construction staging area. So they must still be doing work somewhere.
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#86 Baro

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:23 PM

I believe only the top 8 floors or so are done, the rest are still being worked on.  There's also a new stairwell that's being added for the parkade to bring it up to fire code, at the moment the way the exiting works only allows it to be used as staff parking, no public access.


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#87 Bingo

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 05:54 AM

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#88 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 06:12 AM

It's a testament to the original architect that the design still holds up. And a condemnation of today's architects who seem to have not been able to improve on that style in over half a century. However, I predict it will be another half century before locals stop calling it Executive House.
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#89 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 06:16 AM

It's a testament to the original architect that the design still holds up. 

 

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking as I looked at it in Bingo's photo.  Pretty sharp for such an oldster.

 

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I was also thinking Paris Hilton ought to come to town for the grand opening.


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#90 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 06:21 AM

And I was also thinking about the name change.  It likely struggled a bit before internet sites like TripAdvisor and Expedia, not being branded.  They went and branded now, while others like Laurel Point got through fine after they dumped the brand.  Others, like Magnolia, were built during or at the beginning of the internet era, with no brand. 


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#91 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 11:16 AM

HILTON HOTEL CHAIN ELIMINATES PORN FROM ON-DEMAND VIDEO OFFERINGS

 

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#92 Jill

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 07:21 PM

Went to Table 21 at the Executive House Doubletree by Hilton. It was good. For small plates, the portions were pretty substantial.



#93 Mike K.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:43 PM

Agreed, it's a great place for a bite. A hidden gem.


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#94 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:32 PM

Sean Soole will be running the former Doubles space. New name coming.
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#95 Matt R.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:01 AM

*Shawn

#96 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:29 AM

Yes, his brother Shawn is also involved.  :)


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:27 AM

Not ecactly sure about tge name of this salad?!?

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#98 Nparker

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:28 AM

The ingredients sound even worse than the name.


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