By: NHBR Staff
Bay Point, one of the premier inns of the Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith, NH, has undergone an extensive renovation.
The 24-room hotel on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee boasts a crisp, modern ambiance with a nautical theme and many updated features.
Situated at the tip of Meredith Bay, with long, direct views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap and White Mountain ranges gracing the horizon, Bay Point at Mill Falls has unparalleled vistas.
During the 1950s and early 1960s, the spot was home to a restaurant, but, in 1968, the property was redeveloped into a three-story office building that became the home of Meredith Bank and Trust. When it came up for sale in 1993, the owners of the nearby Mill Falls Inn and Marketplace were able to work out an agreement to purchase the site.
“When I went over to look at the building to understand what it was like ... I realized it was set up to be very easily converted into a hotel,” said Rusty McLear, owner of Mill Falls at the Lake and longtime resident of Meredith. “It was flat-roofed and concrete. It looked like anything you’d see in New Jersey. But I realized we could put a peaked roof on it, and we could really make it look like something. It was a pretty easy renovation and restoration.”
By: Leah Willingham, Concord Monitor
Main Street was bustling at lunch hour, as people walked in and out of the Concord Co-op, Live Juice and The Works. Decorated church steeples and the golden dome of the State House rose above.
From the curtainless windows of the Hotel Concord, Sue O’Donnell looked out at a perspective even Concord natives rarely see: a bird’s-eye view of downtown.
“This hotel is going to be different than any other hotel,” said O’Donnell, the manager.
The Hotel Concord, located in the Capital Commons building on Main Street, is an independent; high-end hotel hoping to attract tourists; corporate travelers; St. Paul’s School parents; and individuals working with organizations like Concord Hospital, UNH School of Law and Lincoln Financial, O’Donnell said.
It has 38 rooms that overlook downtown from the fourth and sixth floors of the Capital Commons, a large fitness facility, and three meeting rooms.
The hotel has been under construction since October, and on Aug. 24, the fourth floor’s executive lounge and 21 rooms – including two suites – will be open for business.
“We’re excited to get people in here,” Construction Manager Dan Demers said as he walked along one of the hotel’s unfinished hallways Wednesday.
By: Michael Cousineau, Union Leader
McChanges are coming to a McDonald's near you.
Paige Macken ordered vanilla shakes for her two children at the McDonald's on Brown Avenue, but she didn't need to talk with a person.
The Bedford mother used an electronic kiosk that featured pictures and prices.
"It was quick; we could see our order," Macken said during lunch last week.
Then she found out that her food would be delivered to her table. "It's a nice surprise," Macken said while Grace, 12, and Liam, 10, enjoyed lunch.
And if you don't want to leave your house, then six McDonald's restaurants in Greater Manchester recently started offering the option of having your Big Mac delivered to your home or office via Uber Eats.
Many restaurants are upping their game - whether it be with phone apps or delivery. Uber Eats announced last month its first five Manchester restaurants not named McDonald's.
By: John Koziol, Union Leader
The Omni Mount Washington Resort has broken ground on what will be the state’s only eight-person gondola and recently received approval to significantly expand the iconic, red-roofed grand hotel.
The four-story addition to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel will increase the number of rooms from 200 to 268. No firm date has been set for construction, resort officials said.
It will be built off the existing spa and include a courtyard. The gondola is scheduled to open for the 2018 ski season, while the a restaurant, which will effectively double the size of the existing Latitude 44° eatery, is expected to open in summer 2019.
Resort officials have said the aim of the gondola is to make Bretton Woods, which is comprised of three peaks in the Rosebrook Range and offers expansive views of the White Mountains, a premier wedding/gathering venue.
Three resort executives sat down for an interview last Wednesday at the Bretton Woods Base Lodge, outside of which site work had started for the gondola. They included Joshua DeBottis, named general manager earlier this year; Craig Clemmer, director of sales and marketing; and Chris Ellms, director of ski operations.
By: Jeff McMenemy, Seacoast Online
Construction is under way on what will be a five-story AC Hotel on Vaughan Street, yet another new hotel in Portsmouth’s ever more popular and widening downtown.
Jeff Johnston, developer of the project and principal of Cathartes Private Investments, also built the Portwalk Place mixed-use project at the intersection of Maplewood Avenue and Deer Street, which is home to the Hampton Inn and Suites.
The new AC Hotel is being built next to 3S Artspace, and will feature a rooftop lounge.
Paul Young, a spokesperson for Johnston, said the developer is hoping to open his new hotel there in the summer of 2019.
But while work on the AC Hotel is underway, it’s unclear exactly when construction will begin on the often delayed North End Portsmouth development.
North End Portsmouth will be built on Deer Street between Maplewood Avenue and Russell Street and will include a parking garage with more than 500 spaces, conference center, boutique hotel, condos, the North End Plaza community space and a rooftop garden open to the public.