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
The hotel industry around the world is growing rapidly especially in the last decade. This contributes to the opening of the new star hotels under well-known brands. But more modest accommodation facilities contribute to a large variety of hotels, especially if they are not the usual services. So let’s look at the five most unusual hotels in the world for 2014.
First place went to French hotel La Villa Hamster. In truth, this is not a hotel in the conventional sense. The hotel has only one room, total area 16 sq. m. feature of the hotel is that the room reproduces an enlarged hamster cage. It has everything to make guests feel like true rodents: a ladder, a sofa, stuffed with sawdust, feeders, waterers, and a real joy hamster – wheel. Recognized as the team of the hotel, all that is required of guests is to indulge in a carefree, relaxed life. To be a rodent for 150 dollars a day.
On the second place ranking is a luxury underwater hotel in Fiji Islands Poseidon Undersea Resort. This unique hotel is indeed under water, a depth of 12 meters. The hotel is equipped with in the former pogodnosti, which is completely reconstructed and reequipped. As the developers say, the inspiration for the creation of this unusual hotel was a novel by Jules Verne’s 10,000 leagues under the sea. 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