The legendary Viennese chef Vinzenz Panhans opens your hotel.
The Vienna society discovers the Semmering. Even the journey by train to the luxurious hotels on the cliffs and even more stunning viaducts and galleries gives an unforgettable experience.
Archduke Karl Franz Josef, later Emperor Karl, the last Austrian Emperor, learns to ski on the lawns of the Panhans.
More and more creative people are going to Simmering. Oskar Kokoschka, Karl Kraus, Adolf Loos, Peter Altenberg, Arthur Schnitzler, and later Gerhart Hauptmann and Stefan Zweig have found their inspiration here.
After the completion of the construction of an additional wing at the Grand Hotel Panhans with its 400 rooms is one of the largest hotel complexes in Central Europe.
With the end of the monarchy the Semmering and, therefore, the Panhans lose their customers. The Panhans family is forced to sell the hotel, and in a period of decline in the twenties the hotel changes hands several times. Continue reading
Now I can say that twice in his life stayed at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. The first time it happened my sister’s wedding ten years ago. It was all a bit surreal, because the bride was 45 minutes late to the local Church, perched on a high cliff overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Her being late was so serious, that poor girl that was getting married an hour after sister (schedule of ceremonies they are not much different from the flight schedule at the airport of nice), came up to her, so my brother-in-law almost met the wrong bride. Of course, not a good omen, and the marriage didn’t last long. When I then asked my sister why she was late, she said that she was so comfortable in his room, she lost track of time until his hair. It did not help that her clock was still showing UK time.
So I was surprised and somewhat stunned, when I was invited to stay at the hotel (owned by the family of billionaire Oetker, in whose collection in Paris, and Bristol) on the weekend on my birthday last fall (the invitation lying on my Desk, included beautifully packaged white sports watch Eden-Roc and a birthday card from the management). Perhaps they remember my sister? In the novels of John Le Carre can read that in shveicarskie each request and each habit is written by guest staff for the future. I chose not to specify. Continue reading
Every year many travelers from all over the world come to Barcelona to experience the culture, history and traditions of this wonderful city. Barcelona – the city really is not small, but, unlike brothers – Metropolitan areas, quite cozy and comfortable for a happy life. The city is well curled infrastructure, for this reason, tourists have the opportunity to choose their perfect hotel. In this article we will talk about the best and most famous hotels of Barcelona. which is already more than one year receive guests.
Hotel Arts Ritz Carlton is known worldwide and receives a lot of famous people. It is located next to the famous port city, which everyone knows under the name Olympic port. Initially, architects and designers of the project wanted to make the leading hotel in the city. The convenient location of hotel very attractive to foreign tourists, because it is ten minutes drive from the airport. The unusual shape of a shell to make this building one of the most famous in the city. Chic lobby of the building is made in classic style and offer scenic views of Barcelona and the gorgeous Mediterranean sea. All rooms are well equipped, have large Windows and carpets. The hotel has a unique restaurant that offers delicious seafood bluedays. Continue reading