What’s in a name for hotel?

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    Hexham Courant "...AN HISTORIC hotel which was named after a neighbouring sulphurous spring has had to change its name. For generations, Gilsland Spa Hotel has been synonymous with weddings and other functions. In more recent times however, bemused staff have been fielding calls from would-be customers enquiring about health and beauty treatments.....The original hotel at Gilsland Spa was called The Shaw’s Hotel, which was built in the 1740s and welcomed guests including Scottish poet Robert Burns and fellow writer Sir Walter Scott. This burned down in 1859 and was rebuilt on a grander scale by G. G. Mounsey. It was taken over by the Gilsland Spa Hotel and Hydro Company towards the end of the 19th century...."
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    Hexham Courant
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    Link: https://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/haltwhistle/16623659.whats-in-a-name-for-hotel/
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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