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The Mannin Hotel dated back to the 1880s and represented a stage in the evolution of hotel style and design in that era. According to Peter Kelly, of the Isle of Man Victorian Society, it showed ‘the onward development in hotel design from Loch Promenade, which was built in the 1870s’. He added that it was ‘iconic of its period’. In the mid-20th century, the Hotel amalgamated various guesthouses and boarding houses. Latterly it was used as a hostel and classrooms for the International Hotel School. The IHS was forced to close after the company that ran the school (the Skills Development Group) ceased trading. This historic building was demolished in October 2012.