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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta hT. DAIIA' 13. 1020 A New Hotel In Our City Lilt Siturdiy'i (Contributed.) Sums QuMtiona Aniwen Woltl ComtructlBit Wfcss Is the Ui eo't ot coiisi.-urlion and five oow ku prsciirf.Ur doubled la Iks iAst lire1 years. any hone til? fl will it cheiper ia the neir (Njur Prices are still lu- vancinj and It !s reuonable 10 pora thss will coat more In tho foltm it vriaetyal of the t high of MSd tliera be no reduction oatil the, lateer yroiucUoa per It very it le Will k lie EtarnUrd ooneirucUon Car titfftaat Uotelt! Bittor Meel or rflj Uliiffe IB If tbem no local concrete contraction the of two, tap dltfmrae aummufts to to tirentj- In Boms cttte: the baiMlr.? Uvi ca trftmftd thoi structural steel may be chsaper than reinforced concrete. IE ti cheaper to build high Into tisa air or to spread crouad ares? cut over a large the tint floor and baso- incut, and tomatlraea second floor, are Siren over to public space, It us nilly costs less per room to build up into the air. How high i-jn hotels built? Nftor.y all cl.isi now a limita- tion on thr heights of business build- Ings ani la many of them ono is cot allowed ;o lia.U a holel more tban twelve stories high. What Is ths coat of the modern. fireproof hotel., every room wKh batli? Such e complete 'in every respect, ball' room, ample public space, .tile in Ibe bft'Ji rooms. e'lrc' ice water and other conveniences, will probably cost at per room. 13 it possible. to build a modern, fire- proof uo'ui tor a less amount? Hotels are being built in soineftit the smaller cities today (or approxi- mately JJ.500 per room. Such a hotel woulfi haTe half of the rooms fcith the liaih rooms would be yltlioul wainscoting: circulating ice Tvaur would also be omitted. pine; Hems that would be put io the finer hotil would be great- ly cnmlled or left out On tha basis of the above, figiires, a 100, room .housp, with 60-per, cent. toathi, fireproof, hut with simple flnlsTi throughout, would cost imd a. 200 room house of the Mme kind sbout Ten. '1'heu these same buildings, every room wllh bath, wSth circulating tee T.-ater, tile bath rooms, ample public 'EPICS nnd oil the other details that go Jo make a very complete1' hotel, might ocii'.aft much as aO per.cenl. more than the aiove! Yes. What kind of a location should chosen tor the new hotel? The very best corner In the city IE uoao too good for the location of a nyw, fireproof, commercial hotel. Supposing such a sito should1 he very expensiTO? Theoretically, no matter how. ex- pansive the site HTST' be, it should cost the hotel nothing. In oilier words, the rentals from Ihe stores iriMhe hotel building should be sufficient to pay interest and taxet on the site, leaving only the coat of Ihe bulldins to be carried by the Supposing tha new hotel is the pnljM-ne In the city, is the location of any importance? Very much. If the town is a ing. prosperous one. U Is only a mat- lev of tlmo when another hotel will be built and it this one has a good location the first hotel, with tho poor location, will have a bard time meet- ins competition. What is tho minimum width for heii room? A double bed can be placed in a room only 3 feet wide. The maximum capacity can be gotten by making part of the rooms !1 fset wide, double bed, and the other rooms 11 tc-sl irlde, it-Ith two single beds. Do shower baths cost less thnti tub baths' Xo. K properly installed and equip- j ped. a shower bath costs more tban] lub bath. Which cosla the more to operate? Nearly all operators will tell you (hat the shower halhs cost move to operate than the lub baths. Why arc shower baths Installed in holels? tinder R mistaken hiea that (here is a demand for thorn. A a a rnalter of faof, tery few uuosls want shower baths. Most people ask for n shower bath because llwy know that the ralo fin a showor bath is fifty conts a day lower than on a tnl) liath. Why is this rate lower? Btetum of a mlatnken impression Prevailing ftroong operators thf.l a shower bath costs less than a tub hath. If they consider the cost of operation, they should get a higher rate for tho shower bath Ihnn they do for the tub bath. ftcillties should a modern hotel provide for feedluz ils quests? Every modern holel, no matter how fine Us quality, should have a lunch counter, or cnffce shop. Why? U has been found by actual experi- ence .lividenils on their stojk in ,o umko a thil will ho attrac- ________________________________tivo lo a good operator. roora or coffea shop, both supplied from Uie dlulug llyto's arc geuerjOly divided .-utto _ room ouly for lunch and dinner {four residential. Ji and the luoch rooaj or cottao fhop giv-1 Jipsnineut and touriiL twCTity.four hour Mr- j Whst is a rssldetuUl ho'.elt A is Are modern ijusl or Mil, rooms dostruble i practically the same j I'ommertjii! but rents lit Poles Seed Kate to Tiie growth o{ the social nuti; liUIUUKS snu -com o( some krnil a uccej- silf for practically ereri hotel Wlia: does It cost to furnish a The cost Tarlet greatly, depecdlng upoa tco quality of furtiiEaings pur- chased. Qeneraliy the- cost of and equipment rant from twenty- to forty or tho rest of the building, Should a inrtalt It: own Tin depeada largely oil local con- In outside laon- rooms by (ho or by the month i s rales tipoti two Prefer AprU (Sf Aiixclat, ad Tbe FoVM their to to Euf isov {or the Arrtl thoy to the roam Toe food !s quits often on the. American plan rather thajj the plan. What is an rvpurtcwot hcteV! An aparrmeut Is a couiproaite bstsl and an apirtmeul houso. Uooms art ofwa eiiuipped Trftb iilchenottea, are Dent- ed by the week or by the month, and the guests may prepare their own j tog the in their Apatl- j In sn Intenrkiir SMrclfn ment. hotels gixins maid orjlKler upsctei cleir the other that are comroonly ['and definite auwer from tha Botshe- the to ths iviish np'.e which virUMlly tik- e-J tie eoritt to uy jw or no drioj will make a price and give vlos that Justifies a hotel iu sending lu laundry oat. Ac a general rule, however, a holel of 100 rooms or more can make money by Installing its own laundry for Qot work. Only tho larger hotels should attempt to operate- a plant to- do tondla laundry for their guests. How are buildings financed! by borrowing pan ot tht> money on a first mortgage and the I bsjence by personal investment ot the orner or tho subscription of a number of stockholders. Where can the first mortgage money be borrowed? given to a residential hotel. Why ars iourtst hotels hard to fl- Hecause their business only for Ihe reason and is Hot dependable. 1 government which irould or peace; Wftli reference to the Bolihevlfc.coatenUon that rolsnd was reepooslble (or the preheat M. If the Bolshevik! CUM] Tourist hotels enter to.the amusement j attacking no J rather than to their the FplM were carrying J sities like other hoielt. Therefore, Hensiva their businesses liable to be unstable j .-The torelcn minister added that ha and does not justify large loans ex-'sfill held .'hopes'thai the soviet. tDiulins over a long period of years, ernmentVould make coDcoesioas and W'liat kind of a hole! Is easiest to fhinpce? As a general rule the apartment hotel Is lha easiest to finance because it rneijts the demand of a larger mini- her of people, is nssurcil of a mare their. Borisov next Sat- urday. Either from individuals, banks, trust I f business ind, consequently, is companies, companies or cr tar n loan. How has prohibition affected Ihe planning of hotels? tho hotels that are planned today no provision 15 made for a bar but hotels are providing H place i aud soft drinks can be bontj From vfhich place is one Ihe most lltely to get the money? Prom tha mortgage bond houses. Why? "on to ihe TASTY BREAKFAS' Because very individuals hava 1 money to loan in such large on real estate mortgages. Hanks, trust companies .and insurance com- j pilules are restricted in many ways j by laws, so, that they cannot satisfactory loans on new Therefore, most of the hotel loans are made by m'ortsage bond houses. What interest do these mortgage bond booses, charge oa their Sbr. :per cent tha usual rate of interest. What do they charge J for making tha loan? j Their commission varies with mur-, ket -conditions. At tho present tlmo j mortgage bond houses are charging from'eight" to twelve per :cent. com-1 mission on tha amount of the loan. j Why do tiey charge such a com-; j they have to sell .the bonds in small lots to individual. investors and- Ihe.commission .they charge must cover ail the eipe'ases of operating their offices, commissions to 'sales- men and their own profit. How I? the other money raised that is not horroved by'a first-mortgage' Usually .by.incoriioratias 'a' company and selling stocfe. Who must put their money iri first? ,The or' owners.' The mortgage people will not advance'any money until all the other money- has bean-put into the bnildlbg. Where the owner-does not want to operate the holel himself, how is it leased? The'standard hotel lease is for a period of twenty to thirty years. security does the lessee" give for his rent? The .standard hotel lease provides that the lessee must furnish the holal. free from encumbrance, and pledge the furniture for the rent. How much rent operator pay for a hotel? The candy of some are already nationally known. great problem in modern hotel design? To so building tht op- erating expense can be kept to a minimum, x One extra employee only per month oior period ot twenty-five years i? the nde as throwing away JIO.WO althe tiiiM ths hotel is'-built.' rtve empioyeen ot this kind and Is Ihe tame u with, Usually the operator pays "'enough "to return the .'owner a satisfactory rate of in- terest on bis money and an additional amount, which, if properly invested, would pay the cost oi tha building dur- ing the term of the lease. "What additional amount Is rettuir- ed to pay for the cost of llie building during the term" of tie lease? If properly Invested, a three per cent, sinking fund will pay the cost of the building in twenty-five years. Arc hotels sometimes leased for lower Amounts? Yes. Quite often a city is so anx- ious to get a'new hotel that the sub- Order Your TREES and SHRUBS Kcw Wore 11 Is too late to get some >t the lowest price Home- Brown Nursery 'Stock has ever heen solil In Albwta. The Mitchell Nursery FRANK KNAPP, (Lesssc) 1 you on your toes, .mentally and physically; Heat two Shredded Wheat Biscuits in the oven (to restore their hcfenllk salt or sweeten t0 the don't like milk pour hot water over the Biscuits, drain off the a small bit of butter on eackllie tasty of the baked whole wheat is a joy to the palate and supplies all the nutriment needed for a halfdays work w.' OS Fr Wesl St. John, T; Apl. 2ft. .Pretorian 23. H, .MelagiuiiA .Liverpool QUEBEC TO LIVERPOOL May "i. June I......Victorian May U, June Kmfi. Frann- June 25. July 23 I'r. Fred. Wm MONTREAL to LIVERPOOL May 8. CANADIAN' PACIf 1C. OCEAN SRKV1CK .Vit Si. THE COST i ,To your Estate'is no greater by a Trust .Company as EXECUTOR than an individual but you assured at alltimes of the benefit of otijr experience. Correspond or call on us further inforrnation. t The British C a n a di an Trust Co. 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