the re-branding launch of the former Comfort Hotel St Albans. The hotel is now
the Samuel Ryder Building and part of The Clarion Collection. In naming the
building Choice Hotels acknowledges the building's historic past - built in 1911 this was the headquarters of Ryder & Son. The Ryder theme is evident with the bar being called The Samuel Ryder
Bar. The principal function room which was Samuel's office, still has the original
mahogany fireplace with SR carved in to the design.
The picture shows Andrew Antoniades, manager of the Clarion Collection Hotel
St Albans, with Patricia Fulton and David Holwell.