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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE KERAID Thunday, June 29, 1972- City's Holiday Inn now officially open Scores of Lcthbridge and dis- trict residents, civic and pro- vincial politicians and senior executives of Commonwealth Holiday Inns of Canada Ltd. were scheduled to attend the of- ficial opening of the nine-storey, million Holiday Inn tliis afternoon. Developer Art Batty was to turn the building over to Holi- day Inn officials by presenting .1 gold key for the building. The building, built and owned by Holiday Village Ltd., is under long-term lease to CHIC which will operate the entire facility. Facilities in the city's highest residential building include: 139 guest rooms, a confer- ence room with one bedroom, two meeting rooms. 60-seat cocktail lounge the lobby open from 11 a.m. to midcight Monday to Saturday. 120-seat coffee shop-dining room off the lobby featuring a northern glass wall looking onto a 235-car parking lot and green area. The licensed dining lounge features tables and chairs while the coffee shop por- tion has booths. The coffee shop-dining room is open from a.m. to mid- night seven days a week. 250-s eat entertainment lounge on the lower level where draft beer, bottled beer, wine and shots of hard liijuor will be served. Labatt's Alberta Brewery Ltd. will be providing the draft beer. It is the first time Labalt's draft has been served Congratulations HOLIDAY INN On Your Official Opening In Lethbridge from Canada's Tofal Food Service Supplier CHINAWARE GLASSWARE POTWARE MISC. SMALLWARES Arbutus Buscombe Company 510 5th AVE. S.E, CALGARY, ALTA. in a hotel south of Calgary. Bill Styner, area sales rep- resentative for Labalt's, said he was pleased with the appoint- ment. While Labalt's doesn't have a brewery in Lethbridge, it is nevertheless a big employ- er in the city through its sub- sidiary companies such as Ca- telli Ltd., McGavin Toastmas- ter Ltd. and Laura Secord, lie said. Work on the entartauimcnt lounge has been accelerated. It is expected to be open the first week in July. Live entertain- ment will be provided but there will be no dancing. Hours are to be from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday to Satur- day with off-sales until a.m. _ United Cigar Store off the lobby operating a.m. to p.m. Monday to Saturday and a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun- days and holidays. 400-seat ballroom off the lobby or mall. It can be divided into three rooms or into any multiple of 100. 150-ton swimming pool on tlie second floor measuring 20 by 50 feet. Depth ranges from three to five feet. It is offset by an outdoor sundeck measur- ing about 40 feet by 125 feet. The sundeck lias a seven-foot fence and is dotted with plant- ers. sauna baths adjacent to the carpeted swimming pool area. a room for paraplegics, featuring rails'to aid in getting in and out of bed and batliroom assists. Iwo high-speed elevators. a computerized Holidex system which can confirm res- ervations at any of more than Holiday Inns around the world. IVi acres of solid and multi-colored carpeting. call-boy system for waking persons. There's more than miles of wiring in the hotel communications system. ice and pop machines on each floor. Each guest room is equipped with one or two double beds of extra length there are no single beds. Each has individu- al licat and air conditioning units and colored TV. Tiled batliroom floors are electrically Veiled from be- neath. Hollywood mirrors, with lights around the edges, are opposite the bathrooms. Sliding window-doors allow an unobstructed view of the city. Colored shag carpeting has matching and co-ordinated fur- nishings. The holel, which took a year to build, employs about 05 per- sour; full-time and 35 part-lim< for an annual payroll ol stamp LONDON (Reuter) One ot the world's rarest tho two-penny "post office" Mauri- tius issue of 1847, has been sold for to an overseas collec- tor at a Brussel exhibition, a British stamp company said Monday. Only 11 such stamps are known to be in existence. The Very Best To HOLIDAY INN We were pleased to supply PRECAST CONCRETE COMPONENTS Nord Precast Concrete Ltd. No. 8 Coal Mine Lethbridge, Alberta HOLIDAY INN Best Wishes from your GENERAL CONTRACTOR SMITH BROS. WLSON UNITED Vancouver Regina Edmonton Saskatoon Calgary Winnipeg ;