In front of the Brandenburg gate in the immediate vicinity of the Reichstag, is the most famous hotel of Berlin. For many years the hotel was visited by eminent royalty, leading politicians and aristocrats from around the world. Once it stopped such people as Marlene Dietrich, albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin.
Marilyn Monroe? in Alone
The hotel Adlon Kempinski is located in the historical heart of Berlin, on the spot, once dividing it into West and East, the hotel looks at the famous Brandenburg gate and the Reichstag building, as well as the magical beauty of Unter den Linden. Also among interesting objects nearby: Potsdamer Platz and Gendarmenmarkt.
In may 1945 Alone hosted spontaneous “officer’s ball”, dedicated to the victory day. In the cellars of Aglona kept an impressive inventory of wines that have become the prey of the victors. Adlon successfully withstood the assault of Berlin, but the test, “Feast”, he could not bear. On the night of May 2, 1945 in the wine cellars of the hotel has started a fire that led to the complete destruction and oblivion. 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
China has always differed from other countries with their unusual offerings in almost every sphere. Here you will be able unusually to eat, to spend the time to acquire unusual things and, of course, to stay at an extraordinary hotel. Due to great competition, many hotels come up with various ingenious suggestions to stand out from the huge number of other options. Many hotels have rooms that truly impress almost any person. Chinese designers and architects every year inventing more complex designs and designs to attract numerous tourists. Sometimes it happens that a hotel can be so powerful that he can outshine impression of the city and its attractions. Such proposals will be discussed today.
This hotel at first glance is no different from many other, if not for one small detail in the interior rooms. Each of 19 rooms of the hotel there is a small window through which you can peek behind the hotel and Vice versa. The Windows are quite small and have no doors or curtains to the visitors, Katariina share of joy from this service, was able to get rid of it. Continue reading