Thursday, February 9, 2012
1987 America's Cup challenge being held in Fremantle. It went ahead and was completed in 1986 despite a very intense public 'campaign against highrise beachfront development', these days the maximum height is eight levels (or 32mtrs above the natural ground level). The hotel was taken over by the Rendezvous group and is now known as the Rendezvous Observation City Hotel, it has a four and a half star rating and the reviews read anywhere between fantastic to tres ordinaire, I guess depending on what you're used to, the fact remains that the beachside rooms would have one of the most spectacular views you're likely to get anywhere in the world. Just for interest it was in 1983 that Alan Bond's team finally, after four previous attempts won the America's Cup challenge held in Fremantle, persevering little tycoon he was.....!! Taken yesterday from the cafe in the Rendevouz Observation City Hotel......
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