Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hotel Monico, Canvey Island

Hotel Monico, Canvey IslandThe Hotel Monico was opened in 1938 as a luxury hotel for British holiday-makers.

Local businessman, Mr. A H Beaumont had it built next to his amusement park, The Casino. The Casino has now been demolished but the Monico still remains.

The hotel is located on a major street corner near the seafront to the Thames Estuary. The main structure is semi-circular with small towers at each end. has many clippings and photo relating to both the Monico and the Casino courtesy of the Swann Family who worked at both establishments.

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