After sitting empty for many years Hamilton’s Royal Connaught will once again be on display for Hamiltonians. June 4 marks the day the completely restored hotel lobby will be open to the public who will be able to get a peek at a model suite for the 122 new condominium suites housed in the original 13-storey landmark building. Designs will range from 555 sq. ft. – 1084 sq. ft. purchasers can customize their suites with looks ranging from classic to a more contemporary aesthetic. Condominium suites start from the mid $200,000’s. A joint venture of Valery Homes and the Spilacci Group, the project will eventually expand to include a seven-storey podium complementing the existing historic facade will introduce galleria shops and cafes into a public square. Designed by KNY Architects, the completed project including three new residential towers will house 700 condominium units in the heart of downtown. To mark the occasion and celebrate the role the Royal Connaught was played in the History of Hamilton, the Memories of the Royal Connaught contest invites Canadians to wade through their memories, and share photos and stories of the famed hotel. The prize is a decadent three-course dinner party for twenty prepped by Hamilton’s top chefs, with the guest list chosen by the winner.
Contest Judges will be Hamilton businessman Ron Foxcroft, Graham Crawford of HIStory + HERitage and Vintage Marketplace producer Lauren Erickson.
Submissions including a photograph if available can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest closes July 4 at 2pm.