Legendary hotel – witness the days of the British Empire and today remains one of the best in Singapore. In the year of its centenary, in 1987, Raffles Hotel was officially recognized as a historical monument of national importance.
And readers of the magazine Travel + Leisure for many years, recognized the best hotel out of a hundred of the leading hotels of the world. Throughout its history the hotel has seen many celebrities. Stayed here Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin. The hotel is rightly proud of its culinary traditions. Even Rudyard Kipling had advised his readers, when in Singapore, dine in only Raffles. And “Ridyard Kipling Suite” of this hotel, named after the Nobel prize in 1907 in literature, the British newspaper The Independent included in the top five of the author’s suites.
The hotel is ten cafes and restaurants offering traditional classic European and Oriental cuisine, including the famous Raffles Courtyard. It is located in the courtyard, lush with tropical vegetation. Here you can not only pay tribute to the fine cuisine in the atmosphere of “retro” style, but also dance to the sounds of a small orchestra, ispolnyaetsya 20– 40-ies. The traditions of a brilliant past in Continue reading
From whimsical to downright strange – here is a list of the most unusual hotels in the world.
Hotel Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin, Germany
It’s not even a hotel, but rather an art project, named after a science fiction novel by Jules Verne’s “Floating island”. All 30 rooms of the hotel do not like each other, but the creativity of the author not to take: there is room-the crypt room with the beds, coffins, a room with a lion cages, mirror room, room is a prison cell.
Hotel No Man’s Fort 4*, Portsmouth, UK
The building – this Victorian Fort, which was built between the years 1867 and 1880 to protect Portsmouth from attack from Napoleon III. Today it is a luxury hotel with 22 bedrooms, a penthouse in the building of the lighthouse, night club, Jacuzzi and a tag.
The Palacio de Sal 3*, Uyuni, Bolivia
The hotel is located on the Uyuni salt flats, dry salt lake in the South of the desert plains of the Altiplano. The building itself was also built from salt, and salt made most of the furniture. Impressive lobby, bar and 16 EN Suite rooms, Central heating and electricity. Continue reading
One of the most famous hotels in new York located in the heart of Manhattan. At walking distance is the Museum of modern art, Carnegie Hall, boutiques Tiffani’s and Bloomingdale’s, Broadway theaters, Central Park, Rockefeller center, Aspir-state building and many other iconic places in the city. Built in 1904 the hotel is a real masterpiece of architecture of the early XX century: the curved lines of the facade, fanciful Bay Windows, decorative arches and graceful curves of the roof (not to mention smaller exterior parts) – I invite you to look inside and explore the interior of this magical Palace, literally fascinating to the casual viewer. The interior design also deserves special attention. Ostentation beginning of the last century: crystal chandeliers, beautiful tapestries, elegant vases, of slender columns surrounds guests by serving only a necessary but an amazing addition to impeccable service and sincere hospitality of the hotel staff. During the renovation of the world famous designers have managed to bring the interiors of the rooms are decorated with custom-made furnishings, silk fabrics and antique detail, past the exquisite décor of the era of king Edward VII. Continue reading