There are many opinions about how to be a luxury hotel. What makes the hotel so? Historic building and tradition? Architectural beauty? Designer fashion? Sverchkova? Unimaginable price? Unique natural landscape? Unforgettable experience?
This book is an attempt to tell about the best hotels in the world. The most expensive, most famous, most beautiful and certainly the most convenient. And not just to tell but to give readers the opportunity to see them through the eyes of the modern travellers: experienced, sophisticated and professional as can be only journalists, including those working in the publishing house “Kommersant”.
Hotels, which will be discussed (as, indeed, those who wrote about them), are very different. So we tried to break them into groups. Turned out to be seven groups. Accordingly the book in seven chapters. Continue reading
Also in Bisbee is the Oliver House . a bed and breakfast that can boast five different ghosts. The house was built in 1909 by Edith Ann Oliver, the wife of a local mine official. It was used originally as mine offices and later became a boarding house before its present incarnation as an inn. According to those who have stayed here, footsteps can be heard roaming the hallways at night and the sound of water running in pipes that don’t exist can often be heard. Most of the strange activity occurs around Room 13. In 1920, a man named Nat Anderson was shot and killed in the hallway outside of this room.
In Douglas, the Gadsen Hotel is home to a headless ghost who has been seen in the hallways and in the basement. The five-story hotel was built in 1907 and later burned, only to be rebuilt in 1929. In 1988, it was restored and it was at about this time that the ghost started showing up. Employees, staff members and guests alike have seen a rather startling apparition wearing old-fashioned, khaki army clothing and with a cloth cap perched on its headless shoulders. No one knows who this ghost might be but he certainly makes an impression when he is sighted! Continue reading
Best hotels in Ternopil, according to the old guidebook Ternopil voivodship, he worked in the Center. So, Mitskevich str., 27 there was a hotel “Podil”, on the Dominican square 1 — “Ponerte”. On the Third of May street, 5 operated the hotel “Adler”. Minor of there were some on — street Farn, 3 and the Market, 33. They were respectively Grand (later Frieda) and Landau. The difference in quality of service between first – and second-class hotels have been raised in price. So, for one night at first you had to pay four-to-eight zlotys, while others took one and a half to four PLN. For comparison, a kilogram loaf of bread in the 20-30-ies was worth 0,3 PLN per kilo sugar — one zloty and oil — 3,96 zł.
Hotel with electricity and running water
Hotel “Podillya”, which the Ternopil already know under its Soviet name, “Ukraine”, built in the times of Austria-Hungary in 1890 Because cars in those days, even EN masse didn’t roll, instead of the garages at the “Podolsk” were stables and premises for carts. But the hotel was not at all backward at the beginning of the last century visitors”pleased” plumbing, Central heating, bath and electric light. Continue reading