HC Deb 03 June 1919 vol 116 cc1808-10

asked what progress has been made with the release of hotels in the London area taken over for military purposs, including the Royal Air Force?


The position with regard to the various hotels is as follows:

War Office.

De Keyser's Hotel, Adastral House, arrangements are under consideration for the early evacuation of this hotel.

Carter's Hotel, Albemarle Street. Released about the end of March, 1919.

War Department.

Great Central Hotel, Marylebone, used as an Officer's Hospital, will be vacated in the autumn.

Endsleigh Palace Hotel is managed by a Committee of the British Red Cross, with whom the War Department is in communication concerning its release.

Old Brunswick Hotel, Blackwall, was not used as a hotel when taken over, but as a hospital for Tropical Diseases by the Port of London Authority.

St. Andrew's Hotel, Guildford Street, has already been vacated.

Russell Court Hotel will be vacated by 1st July, 1919.

Privatali Hotel will be vacated within a week or two.

Buckingham Palace Hotel and Premier Hotel, Southampton Row, are being retained as hostels where beds are reserved for soldiers during demobilisation.

Royal Air Force.

Hotel Cecil will be vacated by the end of June, evacuation commencing at once.

Adelphi Hotel was given up in April, 1919.

Orchard Hotel, Portland Street, will probably be vacated by the end of July, 1919.

Covent Garden Hotel was vacated in April, 1919.

Cavendish Hotel, Jermyn Street, was vacated in January, 1919.

Canadian Red Cross.

Petrograd Hotel will be given up shortly.

New Zealand Headquarters.

Tollard Royal Hotel was empty for three years before being taken over by the War Department, and it is doubtful if it will continue to be used as a hotel.

American Expeditionary Force Headquarters.

Belgrave Mansions Hotel — Release by the American Expeditionary Force is under consideration.

Goring Hotel, already vacated by American Expeditionary Force:


Will the "garden city" at 10, Downing Street, started by my hon. Friend, also be vacated?


That is not under the War Office.

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