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
In new York after three-year restoration re-opened the legendary Plaza Hotel, which is one of the architectural treasures of the United States. The most famous hotel in the world, one of the symbols of the city of new York, familiar in many movies, was closed for upgrade in 2005. The Plaza Hotel is a 19-storey building height of 76 meters in the Western part of Grand Army Plaza, near Central Park and 5th Avenue.
The restoration of the hotel cost its present owners – the Israeli company Elad Group is 400 million dollars, reports the Associated Press. Continue reading
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