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Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« on: Jun 03, 2022, 04:12 PM »
Alex is currently on board QE2 again, and has sent me an avalanche of photos and updates from on board.

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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2022, 01:04 PM »
Great photos but depressing to see her so empty!

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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2022, 02:07 PM »
Great photos but depressing to see her so empty!

She was jumping last night, with a large dinner and dance in the queen's room.  Photos & videos to follow.
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2022, 06:54 PM »
Some photos and a couple of videos from Alex last night.

His message was that she felt very much alive!



I love that the pillars have retained their lit bases.
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2022, 07:54 PM »
Great that Alex was able to return at this key moment, and great to see the photos and videos. Making the most of her British heritage -- and it is obviously attracting the clientèle -- well done Dubai!

Is she under new management already? I wonder whether it is making a difference quite fast.

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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #5 on: Jun 05, 2022, 01:10 AM »
Great and encouraging to see the photos and videos !
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #6 on: Jun 06, 2022, 12:04 AM »
Interesting to see a no choice menu. Guess the chefs have an easy night .   
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #7 on: Jun 06, 2022, 03:27 PM »
Great that Alex was able to return at this key moment, and great to see the photos and videos. Making the most of her British heritage -- and it is obviously attracting the clientèle -- well done Dubai!

Is she under new management already? I wonder whether it is making a difference quite fast.

The deal with Accor has apparently been signed, they now have around 440 rooms and expect to be busy, but there are no obvious signs of it yet…

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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2022, 11:01 AM »
Britannia Grill still looking forlorn....
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2022, 11:03 AM »
... but attractive new signage in place
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #10 on: Jun 12, 2022, 11:06 AM »
In the Chart Room, the Chart Chest has gone AWOL, leaving only its sign in place.

I loved that chest and its charts, it was a nice touch, and Isabelle and myself tried to use it to communicate :-)

However the room still looks very recognisable, which is lovely.  BRING BACK THE PIANO !!
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #11 on: Jun 12, 2022, 11:06 AM »
Deck 1…the shop has gone, instead there are two displays showing historic settings…
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #12 on: Jun 12, 2022, 11:10 AM »
Deck 5 photos!

More faux wood panelling has been added, having been originally started to be added in the 90s refits.
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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #13 on: Jun 12, 2022, 11:13 AM »
Each passenger accomodation deck now has a different carpet colour/theme.

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Re: Alex visiting QE2 Hotel - June 2022
« Reply #14 on: Jun 12, 2022, 11:18 AM »
News of the museum in the reception building from Alex

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A lot is missing from the museum, including the QE2 model, original furniture and the interactive display…
I just spoken to a staff member and …asked him about the displays.  He said they were moving the lobby towards a standard hotel reception…
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