I doubt they're all that deeply involved, bugger all has happened to the site itself. They are a large corporate entity who deal with sites like these a hundred times a year. I doubt that they are constructing it (ie will not own it when it is built), they may probably be the preferred hotel operator of the contractor or simply be leasing it. I'm totally guessing all of this!
I was thinking about some of the proposed developments that have just not materialised the other day and was wondering if anyone has news on the Hampton Hotel development or indeed anything surrounding the Skyview Estates development - what was it called, Merchant Quarter ?
It's two years since anything was posted on this thread. I'm just curious where Hilton went ? Was the planning process just that long and troublesome that they lost interest ?
There was some work done on the old Post Office and Cory Chambers last year. I'm presuming that was done to ensure they were structuraly sound and weather-proof - so they could be planning on sitting on the site.
I think the best bet for the site is some kind of resi-hotel redevelopment. The Bay could do with another hotel, and the apartment market will come back.
I don't think theres much hope for more office development (with the exception of perhaps another media building) for quite a few years in the bay, given the focus on the Central and Callaghan Square areas and Capital Quarter.