OFFICIAL OPENING HELD. CEREMONY BY MR. COATES. Tho new Hotel Titirangi, on the Auck-land-Titirangi Road, 11 miles from tho city, was officially opened yesterday afternoon by tho Right. Hon. J. G. Coates at a ceremony attended by nearly 300 people. Tho chairman of directors of the company responsible for tho construction of the building, Hotel Titirangi, Limited, Mr. T. A. Bishop, presided, while the member of Parliament for the district. Mr. H. G. R. Mason, and Mr. A. Harris. M.P., were also present. "This is a beautiful spot; there are few more beautiful." said Mr. Coates. "It is near the largest city of the Dominion, and when the concrete road is finished it will be within 20 minutes of the city. Tourists will have an opportunity of seeing not only the city, but also the environs of Auckland." Mr. Coates then congratulated the directors on their enterprise in erecting the hotel, stating that lie was personally gratified at the opportunity to perforin tho opening ceremony. "I believo that tho people of Auckland do not sufficient appreciate tho asset they possess in the Waitakere Ranges," said Mr. Mason. "There is nothing that will bring this resort before tho public like this hotel."
Mr. Harris also congratulated the directors of the enterprise. "I know of no more lovely spot than this where a hotel could bo erected," ho declared. Tho hotel stands on one of tho finest situations at Titirangi, and commands splendid views of tho Manukau Harbour and tho neighbouring bush, while tho surrounding grounds arc being prepared by an expert landscape gardener. No effort has been spared to cater for tho comfort of guests, and tho furnishing and interior decoration havo been carried out on a lavish scale. Suites of rooms with separate bathrooms attached are a special feature, and hot and cold water are laid on to every bedroom. Tho whole building is heated by a central system, and tho upper floors are served by an electric clovator.
Tho main room on the ground floor is' a tearoom and cabaret, which will accommodate 200 people. This spacious room, which runs for almost the whole length of tho building, and is immediately opposilo tho main entrance, gives entrancing vistas of the Manukau, while a balcony runs tho full length outside through French windows. Above it on the first floor is the dinir.g room, which provides the height of comfort. On the top of the building is a roof garden, the views from which aro almost unexcelled in Auckland. Work on this portion of the hotel has not yet been completed. In the basement is a spacious garage, into which visitors may drive directly off the approach road. Tho road from the city is in good order at present, and in January a start will be mado on the work of concreting, authority for which has already been received by the New Lynn Town Board. Tho road from New Lynn to Titirangi is now in good order. Tho concreting of tho portion under the control of tho Waitcmata council will bo begun in February and it is expected that it will bo completed by the end of the autumn. Tho New Lynn Borough Council has obtained the sanction of its ratepayers to the raising of a loan to concrete its portion of tho road.
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HOTEL TITIRANGI., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVII, Issue 20727, 21 November 1930
HOTEL TITIRANGI. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVII, Issue 20727, 21 November 1930
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