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Extracts from Caterer's archives

01 January 2000
Extracts from Caterer's archives

The sixties

}With all-time record arrivals on the Isle of Man of holidaying motorists, hoteliers on Douglas seafront are confronted with a major car-parking problem.

There are no hotel car parks or garages and there is no space, apart from the promenade roadway, which could be used for parking.

Now the local town council is introducing a two-hour limit for parking on the land side of the roadway, in an effort to create more open spaces for parking by keeping traffic on the move.

Worried hoteliers have fought every proposal for a change. Seventy-five of them signed a petition opposing the time limit, but failed.

Their case was that they had told their guests there were unrestricted parking facilities outside the hotels, and if this was not so they would be taken for liars.

~Caterer, 4 July 1968

The seventies

}Commons catering workers are continuing their efforts to secure a pension scheme. The dispute closed a number of restaurants and bars in the Palace of Westminster for one day.

But Michael Foot, Lord President of the Council, said this week that progress was being made in negotiations.

~Caterer, 6 July 1978

The eighties

}Accor Group is to open five more hotels in France for old people. The company has seven such hotels already running.

The residential hotels for the elderly, called Hotelia, provide lodgings, meals and medical care 24 hours a day. They aim to offer high-quality service, and comfort, in secure and pleasant surroundings.

Hotelia emerged from five pilot hotels launched in 1986 and 1987. Two further units have been built at Rouens and Mougins.

~Caterer, 14 July 1988

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