Gas explosion at Hyatt The Churchill, London

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    Yeah but at least there were no deaths so there's that.
     
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    interesting that the power went out even in the stairwells. There should be exit signs and emergency lights capable of functioning with no power... At least that's how it works in the U.S. Might be different requirements in Britain.
     
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    The British Standard (particularly 5266-1: 2011) has minimum safe standards for emergency lighting in hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, museums, shops, etc.

    It covers the duration of emergency lighting systems, amount of light required, etc.
     
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    ...but nevertheless it's terrible when something happened like that. I'm glad no deaths were reported.
     
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    I'm sure that's an requirement too in Britain as in the EU. I guess regarding functionality that depends on what happend and how.
     
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    From the Hyatt Regency The Churchill website:

    Hyatt Regency London The Churchill experienced a small gas explosion in the basement early this morning. Twelve Hyatt associates are being treated for injuries. No guests were injured, and all guests were evacuated to nearby hotels. Hyatt's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our guests and associates, and we are currently working to provide guests with accommodations while we evaluate whether the hotel received any significant damage.

    Please contact us directly on +1 402 517 80 09 for the latest information.

    http://london.churchill.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
     
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    A rep from Hyatt Churchill confirmed to me that they have a preliminary opening date of Feb 15th. Subject to changes of course depending on the work done.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
     
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