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
Nevsky prospect in St. Petersburg – one of the earliest and most famous street in the Northern capital. Its length is 4.5 km, the maximum width is 60 m at the arcade. the lowest 25 m Sink. This is one of 3 streets-rays radiating from the Admiralty .
The history of Nevsky prospect
The need for the construction of the road occurred shortly after the founding of the city to connect the industrial center of the city – Admiralty. with the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. on whose behalf and was named the Avenue. The construction was carried out with 2 sides and just connect the two clearing failed. This explains the kink of the street near the present-day Vosstaniya Square. The construction was completed in 1720. Later, trying to straighten the road on the section from Ploschad Vosstaniya to the Alexander Nevsky monastery. began to build a New Nevsky prospect . So there was the street Trolly and Pottery. And the area after the area of the Rebellion still popularly called Old Nevsky . The road becomes stone, planted rows of birch trees on each side, installed oil, and then gas and electric lights. Intensive construction is taking place. Continue reading