Paul Wilson: Harry Frost died young – his hotel lives on

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29/01/2013 – At the condo, Harry II keeps a large silver tray. It was presented to his grandfather on opening day at the Connaught. He remembers lending it to the hotel for a year, to be placed in a display case for the 75th anniversary.

Harry recalls going to Hamilton and meeting somebody in the lobby of the Connaught not long before it closed. It was a disappointing sight. He hasn’t been back to Hamilton since. But he is excited by the plans to make the Connaught live and shine again. The project is supposed to be complete in 2015. What if someone asked Harry II to cut the ribbon? “I would do that,” he says. “And I would probably ask if I could have young Harry Frost III help me with the job.”