1893 - Second Phase
WESTERN MAIL, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 1891
This article describes in great detail, the laying ceremony of the first dressed stone of the Hotel extension, by Henry Lascelles Car, chairman of the Royal Hotel Company. It also covers the speeches given at the dinner held following the ceremony. The above illustration, created before the hotel extension was built, appeared with the article.
The opening of the newly extended Royal Hotel in 1893 amounted to what today would be termed a 'soft roll-out.' It commenced with the opening to the public of the two new bars, first and second-class, in the area today occupied by O'Neals.
"I started in the business when I was fourteen, and for two years had a good training in the cellars in France. I also served a three years' apprenticeship in kitchens, and afterwards had a good training in the Restaurant de France in Paris." Auguste Judah