Colchester welcomes UK’s first Crowne Plaza resort

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  1. uggboy
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    Colchester welcomes UK’s first Crowne Plaza resort:)

    The fast growing town of Colchester in Essex is now home to Crowne Plaza’s first UK resort, a 194-room property set in 320 acres of land and featuring two golf courses, a swimming pool and tennis courts.

    Previously known as the Five Lakes Hotel, Golf and Country Club, the refurbished property has been rebranded under IHG’s Crowne Plaza offering, and is now known as the Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes.

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    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/colchester-welcomes-uka-s-first-crowne-plaza-re
     
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    To me, the pictures look ugly and dated, but I'm not fond of orange hotels.
     
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    I guess, it is all a personal taste thing!
     
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    I personally like the look. I have to say the pics at their actual homepage, http://www.cpcolchester.co.uk/, are much better though. Definitely a lot less orange tinted. Maybe something about getting compressed more made them look weird at the Business Traveler website.

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    Thanks for your impressions // thoughts and the link!:)
     
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    Here are some more photos // taken from website // of the UK's first Crowne Plaza Resort:

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    Orange or not, it looks a lot better than most IHG properties in the UK outside London!
     
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    (Conflict of Interest point: I Used to live in Essex for many years)

    It looks nice enough.. but Colchester? Why would anyone want to go there :p

    Now the orange could be due to the fake tan, or someone had messed up the colour balance. Or shot it at Evening-time to make it more attractive...
     
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    Oh the tripadvisor reports infer that a great deal of fake tan from the Essex Hen parties would be present, not sure if that increases your wanting to go there !
     
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