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  • Mr. Juannabe
    March 05, 2012 - 11:20

    Smart move on the part of GFW. The Irving West and Hotel Gander will be the first casualties in the region, because they (i.e. Steele) haven't invested a dime in them. Competition will force the Mount Peyton to improve, but Fortis has deep pockets so that will happen. GFW could then become the convention option (over Gander) in central NL.

  • Ed
    March 05, 2012 - 11:17

    Maybe Mr Steele is referring to the fact that the existing hotel is running at less than 50% occupancy all year long. No hotel with any debt will be able to sustain itself with that type of occupancy. Perhaps the Mayor should mortgage his house and investments and go in partnership to build a hotel in the town. I suspect that he will be unwilling to risk his own money despite his insistence on the viability of a new hotel.

    • David
      March 12, 2012 - 13:00

      Standing O. Why is government here so incompetent at what they've been mandated to do, and so anxious to delve into stuff they know less than nothing about? Pure idiots.

  • rubberboot
    March 05, 2012 - 10:46

    They bring in this guy Steele to be guest speaker and he promptly tells the audience not to build another hotel, don't need it and won't need it. What a joke this Steele guy is. Did the fact that Steele's company owns the majority of the hotels in near-by Gander play into Steele's comments. I wonder. Build the hotel Mr. Mayor and ignore those self serving comments from Mr. Steele, he's in it to fill his own pockets, the guys a joke.