Saskatoon’s beleaguered former Continental Hotel has met with the wrecking ball.
The Continental Hotel had been in in operation since 1967 before they officially closed their tavern in 2007.
It only took a few hours to erase the storied history of the building.
When an economy starts slipping people may still be going out to eat or shopping but the first luxury they cut is travelling.
And one of the industries that feels that impact most closely are hotels.
With a lot of news focussing on airlines, hotels appeared to be largely left out of federal aid until later stages of the pandemic.
With new national air travel quarantines coming into effect Feb. 22, will this act as a Band-Aid for struggling hotels?
The modern hotel concept sprung up in Europe around 1768.
Before hotels, travelers pitted in at coaching inns which
tended to the needs of the traveller and their livestock.
Travel was considerably less common due to restriction of
time and distance prior to the proliferation of the railway system.
But with advances in travel came the need for short term
To say we’ve advanced past seeking a place to lay our head,
however, is understatement.