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
That can attract fans of the unknown and the supernatural more than medieval castles?
That can attract fans of the unknown and the supernatural more than medieval castles? Only locks with ghosts! Don’t believe in ghosts? Perhaps, visiting these places will change your view.
1. Warwick castle in England
Built in the eleventh century by William the Conqueror, the castle saw more battles than any other in Europe – so much of the violence took place in its halls. The most mystical place recognized as the “Ghost tower”, which has become home to the Ghost of sir Greville Fulke of. He was murdered by his own servant in 1628, and now each night emerges from his portrait hanging on the wall in the tower. Dungeon – another habitat of ghosts in the castle. Many complain of nausea and weakness when touching rusty lattice and devices for torture. Continue reading
04 August 2014 the Popularity is very fickle. Tourist centres and popular resorts, like people, live and die. Here we will talk about five once-popular and now – forgotten centers of tourism in different countries:
The Grossinger hotel, USA is the victim of fickle fashion
In 1919, near new York city was founded one of the most popular U.S. ski resorts. Grossinger immediately became a refuge for wealthy businessmen, stars of show business and sport. Here liked to rest a famed American boxer rocky Marciano. Recollections of the noble guests of the hotel, as it is believed, was written the script of the legendary movie “Dirty dancing”. Here rested 150 thousand rich visitors per year. Snowless winter of 1950, a huge area of the resort, which housed 35 different buildings and even an airport, covered with artificial snow.
But fashion is changeable, was a fashion and expensive resorts in the old style. The younger generation of Americans began to attract the exotic beaches in the tropics and ski resorts in Europe. In 1986, the Grossinger Hotel was closed. Here sometimes bump lovers of extreme tourism and just looters hunting for household items 60-ies. Continue reading