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It 13 not long- since tha Hydro Grand, overlooking Caroline Bay, was trected (says the "Timaru Post"). It is a commodious building, and during Ibe holiday season the bouse is taxed io its limit.' The lesee (Mr B. 0 Jones), intends making a number of alterations during the next two months, which will be the means of enlarging the bouse and at) the same time adding to its comfort. ■ The large corner shop on the ground floor, and , the email shop next to i< are to be taken in with the hotel. The scheme of improvements and addition? includes a dining room wbicb?will feat 125 guests, and a spacious lounge, double the size of the present one, The kitchen quarters, servery find Stores will also be brought down to the ground floor in the portion facing tieftbn Street- Entrance to the lounge will be gained from the present vesti bule and to the dining room from the lounge. Oα the first floor the space at preseut occupied by the dining room lounge and smoke room will be trans formed into a number of bedrooms and prip^e^sitting ; roorus all com.mandjSp^^ 'baj^pi^p||^nd ;^eji-lit:sm6kirig; an'i.; aia kiso eontern platea^ip||esOentre'oi: : the' building, On the second/ floor, bedrooms will command i a fine view 'of the back country and mountains, and will gtt the afternoon sun. The new dining room will be appointed on a scale not hitherto attempted in the Dominion. 1 During the eighteen months that the ■ Hydro has been open the guests have included many notable people ail of whom.have congratulated the pro prietor and his wiiQ on the excellent Situation of the house and its management. Several practical suggestions concerning the question of added comfort have been made by visitors from Amerisa and (Lβ Gontintn'-, people who have bad experience of the,hotel* of those countries, and Mr Jones is carrying many of tbpse into, effect.

A L'Oirrnc ia btirig let for a host of new carpet?, and furnishing?, end when tbe improvements are completed tbe bou=e should stand as one of the finest private hotplß in the Dnniiuion. Practically everybody who visits the bouse remarks upon lbs immense atti action or Caroline Bay- as viewed from tbe balconies. There can belittle room. for doubt tbar; as time, goes on Tiniaru will become moie , and more popular as a holiday re?ort for the people of both Islands, and the fact that accommodation Hucb as ihat contemplated at fhe Hydro G'Hnd, and in such prnxi uii-y oibe Bay should briDg about an cv. n gieater ii.flux of visitors, and the building can be looked upon as an asset to tbe town.

Tbe owner of.ihu (Mi- R. W. MacDonairi) and tt c!: Be andjhis wife are to be congratulated on tneu , enterprise in being the pioneers of a movement to supply a long felt want in the town.

Many Peninsula frieuds will be pleased to hear of the success of the Hydro under the capable management of the popular ex secretary of the Banks Peninsula A. and P. Association and his wife.

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HYDRO GRAND. TIMARU., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 24 July 1914

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HYDRO GRAND. TIMARU. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 24 July 1914

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