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Confessions of an Innkeeper: Now we’re Getting Somewhere

Music has always provided the sign-posts in my life. There are songs that I associate with different chapters and events, and when I hear them memories come flooding back to me in a very rich way. Occasionally, this goes the opposite way – something is happening to me in the[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Building on History

It is Monday June 3rd as I write this and it feels like it is going to be a lovely fall day or Junuary perhaps! Since weather is a Canadian obsession, I thought that I would borrow and adapt the title of this month’s missive from a famous Canadian, Sarah[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: End of the Innocence

We have reached a really important milestone as I write this mid-April – we have completed our demolition! The old girl has been stripped and has few secrets to reveal at this point. We have chosen to go much deeper than we had originally forecasted. These decisions were really a[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Demolition Man

We are well in to demolition now and it is time for an update! The Anglin Group has been focused on the demolition of spaces within the Club and as I am walking through the Club at our site meeting, I have the Police song named in the title of[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: The Smell of Fear!

Today is our first day without guests and we miss you already!! The morning smell of fresh ground coffee and croissants baking has been replaced with the cold smell of fear as we embark on an 8-month journey to revitalize and rejuvenate the Club. Our team is excited to have[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Time and Money

Since we were fortunate enough to acquire the Frontenac Club, we have been working on our vision for her restoration and renovation. As only the 5th owners in her 173 years, we really feel that we have a duty to ensure that the Club is both preserved and enhanced to[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Sleepless in Kingston

“For unless they see the sky But they can’t and that is why They know not if it’s dark outside or light” One of the less glamorous sides of being in the hospitality business is that you are often on duty when others are not. Holidays, weekends, and spring breaks[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper 3-D

“Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin………..” Platinum Blonde is giving a free concert in Springer Market Square tonight – just 3 blocks from the Club – and it reminded me of that opening from their debut album. Quick: for a commemorative St. Lawrence Seaway postcard set – what was[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Vol. #2

“time may change me, but I can’t trace time” David Bowie We are continuing to be overwhelmed by the history of the Frontenac Club and the history that is made here virtually every day. We are only the 5th owners in the 172-year history of the property and when I[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Month 1

We have come to the end of our first month at the helm of the Frontenac Club and are even more excited than we were on day 1. Nancy and I would like to thank our team – they have been patient and supportive of all of our questions, mistakes[…]