Forget Valentine’s Day, Avo ’boutique’ now aims to open next month.
Having failed in its attempt to take ad-vantage on 14 Feb 2011 of the Valen-tine’s Day romance trade, Dalston’s self-styled first boutique hotel is yet to open.
Builders are still working at Avo, the former sub-post office at 82 Dalston Lane, London E8 3AH. A notice on the front door says “CLOSED”.
As well as falling behind schedule with the accommodation, planned to comprise six en suite rooms, Avo’s owners thought it necessary last month to go on Twitter to seek a caterer for the café planned for the foyer, suggesting that a problem had developed with the original operator.
The hotel can still expect to take advantage of the Olympics effect that has encouraged other accommodation-providers into Dalston because of its rail and bus links to Stratford.
Dr Sunny Karir, of the family company that is developing Avo, did not respond to Loving Dalston’s request for a comment. However, the hotel website is accepting reservations from Tues 1 Mar 2011: £79 to £99 a night.