The Hastings and St Leonards Albert Temperance Hotel to give the establishment its full name opened on Tuesday the 15th of November 1881. A seven-course meal was held at the opening event, chaired by the Rev. Dr. Cross DCL. The premises featured an east-west corridor on each of its five upper floors and had between thirty and forty apartments, with the main coffee room overlooking the Central Cricket Ground and Town Hall. The tables were marble topped and provided, together with the gas-lighting and other fixtures by Mr. G. J. Fellows of 42 & 43 St. Andrew's Road
The building was demolished for the widening of Albert Road.
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References & Notes
- British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 19 November 1881 Pg. 0003