French publishing house Jonglez Publishing, known for its “unusual guides” on non-standard tourist routes and “secret” places of the most famous cities in the world, released in November a book called ” Unusual hotels Spain and Portugal “. The author of the guide was the journalist David Revelles and photographer Oscar Elias, who has collected material on more than 50 of the most unusual hotels in Spain .
Hotel Cabanes Als Arbres. nestled in the Catalan mountains Mancini North of Barcelona – a place where children’s dreams come true. This unusual hotel in Spain is a few huts in the trees, furnished for comfortable outdoor recreation.
El hotel Astoria 7 is set in the former Astoria cinema in San Sebastian. Each of the 102 rooms is dedicated to a personality in the history of world cinema – a famous actor or Director. Continue reading
The hotel is often not the most memorable place in the world. Even if the service is quite good and the interior pleasant, the hotel room is perceived as a temporary shelter.
But the organizers of the hotels strongly disagree with this state of Affairs! In the fight for the attention of customers, they have to create more original ideas. And sometimes the results of their labors are really surprising.
Kakslauttanen (Finland) is different from the other ” ice ” hotels scale. “Snow” the restaurant is located inside a huge dome-the needle, and can contain fifteen hundred people. It is the largest ” ice ” restaurant on the planet. Sauna also is characterized by its monumentality: it can simultaneously bask more than 100 people!
Book lovers will surely be delighted with the Library Hotel (new York). Down with the usual “selling” books in paperback! Even while on vacation you can read a variety of books – scientific, artistic, and philosophical. Bookshelves are absolutely everywhere: in the rooms, in the corridors and in the living room. Continue reading
A symbol of prestige and comfort, the famous hotel Ritz on the place vendôme in the French capital, was closed for renovation. It should last for two years and will cost its current owner, Egyptian billionaire Mohamed al Fayed at 140 million euros.
I must say that the hotel in which stayed many crowned heads, movie stars, where one third of the life of Coco Chanel, really needs a serious “facelift” so that, as before, to be at a proper height. Because last time the repair work was carried out here over 30 years ago.
Immediate Wake-up call for the owner of the “Ritz” became the reexamination, which recently in accordance with the new law on the development and modernization of tourist services were many of France. This document introduced a number of new criteria for awarding “stars”. Although the “Ritz” and received the maximum five stars, but here in the category “Palace” was denied. Had to respond, especially when you consider the tough competition from Asian investors who in the past two years has opened in Paris a few luxurious hotels of the highest category, such as “Shangri-La”, “Mandarin Oriental” and several others. And the local masters of hospitality of a class”Lux” are not asleep. So, famous hotels “Bristol” and “MERIS”, included in “top ten” best Paris hotels, has already seriously updated. However, there without closing. Continue reading