Grand Hotel Wien

1 April 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, House of the Month, Hotels Reading Time:  6 minutes

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The Grand Hotel Wien is a five-star luxury hotel in Vienna, Austria. It is located on the Ringstraße at Kärntner Ring 9. The hotel has a long history and tradition. The architect was Carl Tietz, and it was opened as the first Viennese luxury hotel in 1870. It originally had over 300 rooms, 200 bathrooms, a steam-powered elevator, and a telegraph office.   read more…

Hotel Sacher in Vienna

17 February 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels Reading Time:  7 minutes

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The Hotel Sacher is a five-star hotel located in the Innere Stadt first district of Vienna, Austria, facing the Vienna State Opera. It is famous for the specialty of the house, the Sachertorte, a chocolate cake with apricot filling. There is also an art gallery in the hotel with works from the 19th century. The hotel is built near the former residence of Antonio Vivaldi. Hotel Sacher is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.   read more…

Hôtel de Crillon in Paris

14 June 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  9 minutes

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The Hôtel de Crillon is a historic luxury hotel in Paris which opened in 1909 in a building dating to 1758. Located at the foot of the Champs-Élysées, the Crillon along with the Hôtel de la Marine is one of two identical stone palaces on the Place de la Concorde. It has been listed since 1900 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.   read more…

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden

9 January 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels Reading Time:  7 minutes

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Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa is a five star hotel belonging to the Oetker Hotel Management Company Brenners Park-Hotel GmbH on the Lichtentaler Allee in Baden-Baden. Run by the Oetker Collection brand, the hotel is one of the Leading Hotels of the World.   read more…

Theme Week East Jerusalem – The American Colony Hotel

1 October 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  6 minutes

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The American Colony Hotel is a luxury hotel located in a historic building in East Jerusalem which previously housed the utopian AmericanSwedish community known as the American Colony. The hotel belongs to The Leading Hotels of the World. The building was originally built and owned by Ottoman Pasha Rabbah Daoud Amin Effendi al-Husseini, who lived there with his harem of four wives. Soon after his fourth marriage, al-Husseini died. In 1895, the building was sold to a group of messianic Christians who arrived in Jerusalem in 1881 and set up a commune. Their leader was Horatio Spafford, a lawyer from Chicago and his wife, Anna. In 1896, the Americans were joined by two groups of Swedish settlers. This Christian utopian society became known as the American Colony.   read more…

The Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo

26 May 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels Reading Time:  4 minutes

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The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is a hotel located in Monte Carlo, Monaco, It was opened in 1863 as part of the development of Monte Carlo by the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) under the auspices of Charles III of Monaco. The Hôtel de Paris is one of the Leading Hotels of the World.   read more…

The Hotel Negresco in Nice

9 May 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, Hotels Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Jolly Janner

The Hotel Negresco on the Promenade des Anglais on the Baie des Anges in Nice was named for Henri Negresco (1868–1920) who had the palatial hotel constructed in 1912. In keeping with the conventions of the times, when the Negresco first opened in 1913 its front opened facing the Mediterranean sea.   read more…

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