Thursday, January 24, 2008

Banff Springs Hotel: Some 1973 numbers

Granted, this doesn't have much to do with hiking, but after posting the Tunnel Mountain hike and the photo of the Banff Springs Hotel, I thought it was somewhat relevant.

I've been doing a little bit of research on the history of Banff and area and I stumbled onto this fascinating little cache of info. Here are some numbers from 1973 about the cost and upkeep of the Banff Springs Hotel:

  • Cost to rebuild the hotel from scratch: $50 Million dollars.
  • Cost to run the hotel per day: $4000
  • Cost of a single room: $18-$30
  • Cost of a double room: $24-$38
  • Cost of a suite: $55-$110

Oh yeah. I think I could live with that. ;-)

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