Monday, 31 August 2015

1971: Kingsgate Hotel Opens

This week, I share with you an advertisement for the former Kingsgate Hotel at Kings Cross which opened as a "motor inn" in 1971.

  kingsgate motor inn ad 1971

You might remember my entry from sometime ago where I mentioned of an alternate scheme from 1969 where had a globe in place of an antenna and the complex would have included a three screen cinema complex.


The Kingsgate just before conversion to apartments in 2003.
Photo by the Author.
It did trade for a number of years as a Hyatt Hotel then in its final years was the Millennium Hotel. In 2003, it was converted into the Zenith Apartment Tower. It was one of many well known Kings Cross Hotels that closed in that time following the 2000 Olympic Games and subsequent "oversupply" of hotel rooms.

Zenith Apartment Tower (2009)
Photo taken by the Author
 The only thing that hasn't changed is the Coke sign, still reigning supreme.