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Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Canadian National Hotels

Rodd Hotels & Resorts

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
1. Canadian National Hotels Marker
Inscription. This marker is composed of two plaques on either side of the entrance.

In 1930, the Canadian National Railway (CNR) decided to build a hotel in Charlottetown, Railway hotels were the standard of comfort and service, but the new Canadian National was more than a hotel. When it opened in April. 1931 it joined the family of highly-regarded CNR hotels across Canada and was hailed in the media of the day as “the beginning of a new era in the province.” It stood for everything the Island hoped its young tourists industry would become - modern and stylish, yet elegant and comfortable, a place where, as The Charlottetown Guardian wrote: “…people of moderate means may come to enjoy themselves without extravagant outlay.” In 1939 it was renamed “The Charlottetown Hotel.”

“The Charlottetown,” as it became known to Islanders, changed hands several times, but was owned and operated for many years by Carl Burke. In 1985, hotelier David Rodd fulfilled his long-held dream of adding “The Charlottetown” to his family’s growing chai of Maritime hotels and resorts. As a young man, he had a high regard for the hotel and loved the way it stood out architecturally within the city. The challenge of modernizing the property, while respecting its heritage integrity, has been
Canadian National Hotels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
2. Canadian National Hotels Marker
a labour of love for the Rodd family and for the people whose careers and lives are associated with the company. “The Charlottetown” has become the ‘de facto” flagship of Rodd Hotels & Resorts.
 
Erected by Rodd Hotels & Resorts.
 
Location. 46° 14.082′ N, 63° 7.833′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Kent Street just from Pownal Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7K4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlottetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlottetown City Hall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Apothecaries Hall (about 180 meters away); All Souls’ Chapel (about 180 meters away); Confederation Centre of the Arts (about 210 meters away); Prince Edward Island War Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Edward Whelan (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Thomas Heath Haviland (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
 
Also see . . .  Canadian National Hotels - Wikipedia. Canadian National Hotels was a hotel chain under control by Canadian
Canadian National Hotels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
3. Canadian National Hotels Marker
National Railways. In addition to their own hotels, it acquired some from predecessor railway companies like the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Grand Trunk Railway and Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway.
(Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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"The Charlottetown" image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
4. "The Charlottetown"
"The Charlottetown," Canadian National Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Canadian National Hotels
5. "The Charlottetown," Canadian National Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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