He took many kids there, I’m sure as we were his “kids” who always loved places he would take us in the city. There is a balcony for onlookers and visitors. They project the film from one side to the other side of the pool. Please check you have entered your email address correctly before continuing. 70 Worcester Road. The pool was also used for the tryouts for Billy Rose’s Aquacade, during the 1939 NY World’s Fair. Sun tan lamps, Turkish bath and a gym are all accessible. Situated 20 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, 15 minutes from Pretoria, and 30 minutes from Johannesburg. My visits were between 1949 and 1952. Book your hotel in St. George and pay later with Expedia. I also remember the ornate entry with marble with brass fittings. Other sights in the area include Laser Mania Family Fun Center. Hotels With Pools in St. George. In line with instructions from the UK Government regarding local restrictions, unfortunately we have to suspend all operations at our Health Club and Spa from the 31 st December until further notice. He succeeded, all too well! 85 cents including towel & bathing suit. A large free parking, free high-speed WiFi and free shuttles to Gondola ski elevator are provided. I would look forward to that day. I look forward to seeing other sites of NYC that have been change and still have some of the old parts left. …at one point, even disappearing through the wall. And I formed the dream of a life like that. To this day, in Silicon Valley, when I luxuriate in the jacuzzi of the Bay Club next to Oracle, and look at the floral display facing us, and I remember Gram and the St. George Hotel. . The best was the basketball game, in which you controlled a metallic player with a trigger, to make him flip a ball up at a hoop. Foto de St. George Hotel Spa & Beach Resort, Chloraka: pool - Confira as 10.838 fotos e vídeos reais dos membros do Tripadvisor de St. George Hotel Spa & Beach Resort I have the letter I wrote to my grandmother from the St. George on their letterhead and in it I mention two things that really impressed me: the salt water swimming pool in the basement and the three faucets on our basin in our room (Room 37 at the time). ..Those who’ve never experienced a salt water pool (especially indoors in mid-winter)- well, what can I say.. This email has already been used to sign up with CONNECTED_THIRD_PARTY_NAMES. West Way. You’re 75, I’m 70, so I didn’t have your memories of the great pool’s aesthetics. The men’s locker room had showers, steam room, sauna & massage room. One of my favorite memories of the hotel was the listing agent giving me a quick tour of a duplex unit (a huge two-story living room and one bedroom up the stairs) just below the roof of the tour, with four two-story Palladian windows looking up and over the river; if you closed your eyes you could swear that you were hearing Cole Porter at a piano in the corner and the clink of deco cocktails! We would splash and play and swim and frolic for hours before heading back home. I found this description of the pool and area in a letter from a WW2 soldier: Sgt Andrew Ference, 33231659; 80th Adrm Sqdrn; Somewhere in New Guinea Of my many times to the hotel I never remember seeing the entry WITHOUT someone polishing the brass. I’m sorry I don’t have the talent to know where to look for these things, but I’m really glad you do and that you take the time to share them with all of us. It is a shame that this beautiful pool is now gone. St. George Hotels with Pools - Outdoor/Indoor Pools in St. George UT. I hope I’ve grown up to be him. …you can find additional details, including a line of zig-zagging boxes: It continues down the entire length of the wall: I know a lot of you have fond memories of the Hotel St. George and I’d love to hear them. In the last weeks we’ve been reading how two of the greatest movie theaters survived, one now a church and the other a university. I had a chance to tour the basement before it was “renovated” into a health club. These hotels with indoor pools are close to Saint George Municipal Airport: Hampton Inn & Suites St. George SunRiver - Traveler rating: 5.0/5 Best Western Coral Hills - Traveler rating: 4.5/5 View Pub. Enjoy activities like hiking and golfing in St. George. Here’s a color picture of the original pool for comparison: Though the lower columns have been covered in beige tiling, the original upper portions wrap around the entire level…. A baseball game pitched a metal pinball from a flap beneath the pitcher’s mound, and you tried to bat it out of the park into the stands. History. My visits were between 1949 and 1952. The large indoor pool overlooks the garden, through floor-to-ceiling windows. But thanks for bringing back some of the most wonderful memories from my childhood. it was on or about 1950. Weird el-cheapo fact: the rooms in the tower have 7-foot ceilings! Make a splash at St. George hotels with indoor pools Whether you’re in St. George for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a solo trip, your hotel’s indoor pool will refresh you after a day of travel. You are my hero for doing what I wish I had the investigative skills to do! Staying there was a real treat. Boy! ..I attended Pratt Institute Art School in the mid ’50’s and at least once a week went swimming at St. George’s. Lounge Bar - Pool Bar St. George Hotel Spa & Beach Resort - St. George Hotel Paphos - Cyprus Book now. What if one day you and I were there together, with our lovely grandmothers. We offer much more than just spa and fitness treatments. My grandmother during the late 1940’s was having an affair with a vice president of RCA. I used to frequent this pool with my late brother Gregory and 3 or 4 of our friends from St. Albans, NY (Queens). Guests enjoy the comfy beds. Very cool! Dear Robert, Thank you! I DO remember the high dive, and watching another one of our group jump off. The Hotel has 35 multi-function venues, break-away venues, wireless internet, ample free parking, gym and swimming pool. View deals for Courtyard by Marriott St George, including fully refundable rates with free cancellation. Dixie State University is minutes away. We would take a bus and 2 trains to get there. I myself was born and raised in the tiny hamlet of Greenpoint (still have family there) and if I could, I would move back in a heartbeat. Living at 25 Clinton St was a short walk to go for that wonderful escape. Search for cheap and discount hotel rates at hotels with a pool in or near Saint George, UT for your upcoming individual or family vacation. …not to say it isn’t glorious now, it’s just a different kind of glory. I remember because there was a small glassed-in room up there with four or five game machines for little kids like me to play. It’s the loveliest pool I’ve ever seen. Enjoy free cancellation on most hotels. What’s missing from this great article so far, and your letters, is the smell from that salt water, unlike any chlorine pool’s smell. I was adopted by my grandmother and she would meet with “Mr RCA” often at the hotel – I was offered to enjoy the pool during their meetings. I was recently looking at my parent’s wedding photos, and was intrigued to know more about this venue. You’ll have to see and visit it to appreciate it. The things you uncover never cease to amaze me. Kimpton Saint George Hotel 280 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8 Canada Reservations: (888) 563-2004 Hotel: (416) 968-0010 Fax: (416) 968-7765 Sign up for Kimpton Emails About Kimpton Hotels IHG® Rewards Club Social Responsibility Kimpton Blog: Life is Suite What great article. This article has brought back many wonderful memories for me. 2-star hotels from $47 and 3 stars from $58. I live facing the back of the St. George Tower, opposite the back entrance to the Eastern Athletic Club. I’m from Staten Island north shore. In addition to the large, curved ceiling…. However, look closely and you’ll see that not only is the original mezzanine balcony still in place…. …stretching behind an added wall into the adjacent workout room: Behind some running machines, a beach setting: And on a nearby wall, this cute little red-roofed house: But as it turns out, there’s one final piece left from the original structure. More sightings are reported. Over the years of living there, I have uncovered a few treasures form Hotel era, including a silver tea dish that has a crest and St. George inscription on it! Love to share my story. WiFi and parking are free, and this hotel also features an indoor pool. If you enjoyed reading this post, would you consider making a donation to help me make my first movie? I remember that there was some sort of projection movie within the pool area. …there’s an unusual motif running along the walls that suggests a pre-gym origin: You’re going to have to use your imagination to bring this one to life, but it seems this was once the hotel’s Grand “Colorama” Ballroom: Described as the “room of a million moods,” the ballroom could accommodate up to 3,000 dancing or 2,000 dining. Wow! And hey, if you've made it this far, why not follow us via RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr? We challenge the idea of luxury. Understandably, I loved the pool. St. George Hotel in Paphos Cyprus, offers accommodation in Paphos, Cyprus. But there’s more to find than just columns. © 2021 Expedia, Inc, an Expedia Group Company. Oh how I loved the St George pool. Great post! That generation of Jews, just speaking for my own family, had grown up so poor that they could savor the good things in life, like that pool. We are St George's 4 star luxury hotel, wedding & conference venue. Do you remember? I was saddened to learn that it’s no longer open to the public. That is actually my name, minus the street of course. …and found myself fascinated by its former indoor pool, now long gone: Once the largest hotel in the United States and occupying an entire city block of interconnected buildings in Brooklyn Heights, the 30-story Hotel St. George played host to everyone who was anyone, from Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant to Truman and Roosevelt (you can read a very detailed history here). I also remember that the ceiling was filled with mirrors and you could look up and find yourself swimming. How wonderful. Even though it was mere minutes away by subway, everything you needed could have been acquired in Brooklyn. Posted by: Scout Saint George hotels and motels with swimming pools that are perfect for a family are listed below. Try signing in with CONNECTED_THIRD_PARTY_NAMES or use another email address. Oh how I loved the St George pool. It feels like the Renaissance, to watch the great architecture of Brooklyn and Queens be uncovered, like Rome, as the dark ages end. Seacourt Bridge. How would u talk to a girl that lived at st george hotel during the filming of The Godfather i also helped on bar scene keeping people from walking through shoot. He seemed so happy he liked to make others happy. 22.2 miles. One day a little boy dived into the shallow end of the pool and cut his head on the mosaic tiles in the bottom. I also remember that on an hourly basis, a waterfall of sort would come down from the ceiling for a short duration. You can take the girl/woman out of the city, but you canot take the city out of the girl/woman. I was on the Grand Central the other night and saw a Nissan Cube heading West with your bumper sticker. We can't tell if you're a human or a bot. …so too are the original green-tiled columns! You have revived such fond memories of my visits to the St. George Hotel pool. Yet another fascinating post. I was a 15 year old runaway . If you're looking for a hotel with a pool in the family-friendly city of St. George, you've come to the right place. March 31, 1944 About three years ago more parts of the tiled walls around the pool were torn down, and I claimed several pieces of the brilliantly colored deco tiles from inside the dumpster. We went the once and never went back. See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Hotels in St. George, Saint George, UT. I even thought of visiting it. Those are wonderful memories; Oh! Saint George Hotel Call us on 011 316 1254. It’s a little hard to figure out exactly where the ballroom would have been oriented…, …but on the opposite wall behind a boxing ring…. Welcome to Hotel St. George. The SAINT GEORGE PALACE is in the traditional Saint George of Pagi village on the north part of Corfu , in an idyllic peaceful beach location on the coast of Corfu. Long cool drinks, freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, light snacks and desserts are served. I also remember the very ornate bar. It looks like it was quite a glamorous place in it’s day. I remember the subway would let us out right in the hotel. All rights reserved. We offer an entire way of living and being that brings mind, body, heart and soul together in harmony and balance. A partitioning wall divides the room in half, but head through to the other side…. Keep it up! As a little kid, I only noticed the wonderful smell of the salt water, and the tiny arcade room where, with Gram’s unlimited supply of tokens, I played games I didn’t see again till I took my own son to the Main Street Arcade in Disneyland. Wonderful find. “The controversy builds. Hotels.com can help you find a good home base so you can more easily explore St. George and beyond. Save big on a wide range of St. George hotels! (On the Clinton Hill block where I lived, next to Adelphi Academy near Pratt Institute, Biggie Smalls later sold dope.) The pool is now oriented in the opposite direction, creating a small lap pool: I happened to go into the room above the gym area, a large space with towering ceilings housing various squash and racquetball courts. View Pub. A friend of mine, the late author Frederik Pohl, lost his front teeth when he tried to see if he could dive down to the bottom of the pool, in 1933. Funny what you remember after 67 years. This article has brought back many wonderful memories for me. Sadly, by the end of the 1960s, the St. George’s prestige had begun to wane, and the hotel soon fell into disrepair. By creating an account, I agree to the Expedia. I understood that the width of the old pool became the length of the new pool and the rest of the club was built over the old pool. Hotel St. George is a full-service luxury hotel with holistic care for a healthy mind, heart and body. My Dad took the family once to the St George pool. Over the years, several Scouting NY reader have written to say that small details do in fact remain from the legendary pool, and I was finally able to take a look for myself the other day. Unfortunately, that apartment was already spoken for! When I was 8 years old in Jul 1955, I stayed at the St. George as a stop over on our family’s way to West Germany where my dad was going to be stationed. For example, this waterside vista can be found in the Pilates room…. Disneyland Main Street has an arcade with that game, last time I went with my son. As the decades passed, the pool was eventually opened up to outsiders for a fee and became a favorite among locals. A small portion still exists, complete with tiling along the edge. My parents were from Elmhurst and were always telling me of city attractions like this in their teen years. Rob: The shot of the two elephants is at Franklin Field, on UPenn... Curtis Davis: Nick, It's been five long years but you're back! Plan an ideal fun stay in a St. George hotel with an indoor or outdoor pool today and pay later with Expedia. I love your posta. PS – For some amazing pictures of the Hotel St. George, join the Yahoo group here. Nice story. 13 St Alban Street . They were for hot, cold, and ice water! Our convenient location, just off I-15, puts you moments away from countless outdoor recreation opportunities as well as interesting cultural attractions, shopping, and dining right here in St. George. Searching for the Lost Pool at the Hotel St. George, Why I Love Scouting Apartment Lobbies In The Bronx, Meet You At the Corner of 19th & Tennis Court. I was a skinny kid and afraid of heights, or even jumping in head first, but greatly enjoyed this pool, with its 30s atmosphere. Comprised of eight buildings constructed between 1885 and 1930, the St. George was for a time the largest hotel in New York City. It was the clean, fresh salt smell you get when you walk up onto the boardwalk at Jones Beach and the sea breeze hits you. We lived in what was referred to as the Grill Building, the oldest component on the corner of Hicks and Clark. Keep up the great photos and history of NY’s previous glory. I was about ten years old when my dad took me to the pool two or three times. Just $5 or $10 can make a difference - AND you get this snazzy Scouting NY sticker/magnet as a Thank-You gift! The whole interior, walls and ceiling, are solid mirrors. The hotel St. George came to a rather tragic end, when in 1995 after much of the hotel was converted to residential housing, a massive fire broke out devastating a … At first, it seems as though everything is gone. Only memory I have that I haven’t recorded here, is of a powerful old man lying almost naked face down on a table off the pool, getting a massage, his butt covered by a towel, and him reaching up to grin and give somebody a fiver. Welcome to Corinthia St George's Bay, one of Malta's premier coastal hotels. One thing that stuck in my mind was the scratchy black swimsuits. The Saint George Hotel, located on Barnes Street in Innoloo has been serving locals and the alike for years. btw the real “family” lunched across the street among other things. Book St. George Hotel Spa & Beach Resort, Cyprus on Tripadvisor: See 2,423 traveller reviews, 1,911 candid photos, and great deals for St. George Hotel Spa & Beach Resort, ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Cyprus and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. The generous spa area of the St. George’s features modern facilities. Once an hour the waterfall poured down on us. Those two fellows understood ladies– the way to her heart was to let her show her grandson a good time. This place has great bones, too bad that some of them like the area around the subway entrance are so tattered. Nestled against the pine-forested slopes of Lycabettus Hill, the St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel affords breathtaking panoramic views over Athens to the Acropolis and the Saronic Gulf beyond. I’ve been DYING to know what came of it, especially the pool. He was terrified and crying and rushed up to hug me, burying his bloody head in my red lifeguard shirt. Click here to donate today! There are a lot of reasons to choose hotels with indoor pools in St. George: And I think, “I made it.” All I knew before this fine article was that the place had been destroyed in an enormous fire during the invasion and destruction of Brooklyn. I left Brooklyn a long time ago but my memories of the St. George or still like new with this article and I am 75. St.George Ski & Holiday is a luxurious and modern 4-star hotel in the ski area of Bansko. AA Hotel of the Year for Wales. 77.28 miles. We offer our guests more – more moments of well-being and personal choices. This was maybe in the late 40s. and you did it. We lived in what was referred to as the Grill Building, the oldest component on the corner of Hicks and Clark. View Pub. With water sports and a lido, it's perfect for a sunshine escape. Facilities, wellness, spa, gym, wedding venue, beach, myriad services & gastronomic delights. But for an obscene $125 per month, it freakin’ well better be! could squire a lady friend in style. Please check you have entered your email address correctly. 43 Comments, A few months ago, I was researching Brooklyn’s Hotel St. George for my article on The Godfather’s shooting locations…. We will share updates with our members via email, social media and on www.LivingWell.com as soon as we can. March 10, 2014 It looks like a very nice gym. It’s beautiful dear. Could not believe it. Stay at Ramada by Wyndham St George from $66/night, Days Inn by Wyndham St. George from $56/night, Hampton Inn St. George from $93/night and more. Wow! Saint George Hotels with Pools - Outdoor/Indoor Pools in Saint George UT. He writes his girlfriend/future wife Margaret Cullen, a student at Georgia State College for Women located in Milledgeville, GA: Get some poolside rest and relaxation on one of these 148 hotels with swimming pools in St. George, UT. My Step Dad was a Police Lieutenant in the local Precinct near The Hotel St George and when he worked the day shift, he would meet us at the Hotel with my Mom and get us all in to use the swimming pool. Nice article! Come visit us at St. George Inn & Suites, the perfect home base for your Utah adventure! This was in the early to mid sixties. 30 Lon-y-Llyn, 80.12 miles. It smelled like heaven. I left Brooklyn a long time ago but my memories of the St. George or still like new with this article and I am 75. In particular, the hotel was famous for its 168,000 gallon salt-water Olympic-sized pool, with an enormous mirrored ceiling, a waterfall, mosaics, and art deco accents. In 1988 I was just back from a job in Spain when I moved into one of the tower rooms and started lifeguarding at the basement pool. The pool was drained in 1974 and later removed. I live in the St. George and have membership to Eastern Athletic Gym. Popular suite hotels in St. George that have a pool include: Best Western Plus Abbey Inn Hotel & Conference Center - Traveler rating: 4.5/5 The Inn at Entrada - Traveler rating: 5.0/5 My wife and I moved into the St. George in 1980, just as it was being converted into apartments. I knew some of the story, but this article is great. This Saint George hotel is located 5.2 miles from Saint George Municipal Airport. (Rent – $1200!). I’m 75 now but I wish I could turn back the years and jump back into the pool. 111.41 miles. It is so heartening to see the St George resurrected, like Brooklyn itself. I do remember the viewer’s gallery from about 1951-53. This is too magical, thanks so much for filling us in. Located next to the swimming pool and almost on the beach. Over the years, I’ve heard so many family stories about my parent’s very fancy wedding reception at The St George Hotel in Brooklyn. My wife and I moved into the St. George in 1980, just as it was being converted into apartments. Moat House Inn. My Long Island friends from Islip area went there with Mr. Bill Brown on day long excursions. Search for cheap and discount hotel rates at hotels with a pool in or near St. George, UT for your upcoming individual or family vacation. St. George hotels and motels with swimming pools that are perfect for a family are listed below. Sometimes when were both in New York City, I’d love to take you to the pool at Hotel St. George in Brooklyn. I would have loved to have gone back but my hints were to no avail. St. George Care at Hotel St. George gives guests a true taste of what well-being means. Sometime maybe I’d love to take you there. On the edge of the National Forest, we’re part of St. George’s Park — the training ground for all 28 English national football teams. 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