Rude awakening for guests after smoke fills Brighton hotel atrium

Rude awakening for guests after smoke fills Brighton hotel atrium

Rude awakening for guests after smoke fills Brighton hotel atrium

First published in News

Hundreds of guests received a rude awakening in the early hours after smoke filled a hotel atrium.

Close to 500 people staying at Brighton’s Thistle Hotel in King’s Road were ushered to the fire exits at 3.15am this morning (August 27) after alarms went off.

Two fire crews rushed to the seafront and to the hotel’s giant atrium were the smoke was believed to be coming from.

After a 30 minute search – and after smoke had died down – it was concluded that the source had been a burnt out air conditioning motor.

All guests were then allowed back to their rooms. There were no injuries.

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7:43am Wed 27 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

hope they get given a later checkout time..
hope they get given a later checkout time.. Wide Bertha
  • Score: 7

9:51am Wed 27 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

"to the hotel’s giant atrium were the smoke was believed to be coming from"

*where*

Actually, it should read:

...."to the hotel’s giant atrium from where the smoke was believed to be coming ."
"to the hotel’s giant atrium were the smoke was believed to be coming from" *where* Actually, it should read: ...."to the hotel’s giant atrium from where the smoke was believed to be coming ." ok,jared
  • Score: -3

6:53pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Brighton Living says...

What a load of Rubbish !!!

A drive belt snapped and there was no smoke just a smell of burning from the belt so get your facts right and stop with the drama. Also the main Atrium has a fire alarm smoke extraction built in to the main ceiling space ' all 8 of them' that switch on by the 4 detector beans cover the main Atrium so not sure how it was fill with smoke. Before you right Rubbish make sure you know the fire regs........
What a load of Rubbish !!! A drive belt snapped and there was no smoke just a smell of burning from the belt so get your facts right and stop with the drama. Also the main Atrium has a fire alarm smoke extraction built in to the main ceiling space ' all 8 of them' that switch on by the 4 detector beans cover the main Atrium so not sure how it was fill with smoke. Before you right Rubbish make sure you know the fire regs........ Brighton Living
  • Score: 1

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