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
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
Deserted beaches, untouched forests, fresh oysters, night clubs, high waves and first class restaurants can be found in away from the usual tourist routes.
Pantelleria is located in 100 km from Sicily, but in his time it was inhabited not by Sicilians, Iberian and Ligurian tribes. Visited here, leaving their mark, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Normans. The island has preserved many ancient and just old buildings – from the Carthaginian Acropolis, and buildings of cassiotou to rural houses, called dommusi and often rented. On Pantelleria the water is so clear that even from the shore you can observe the life underwater
inhabitants. Between the colonies of sponges and coral branches scurry groupers and breams, and in depth, shimmer and antique amphorae – the sunken shards on the rocky shoals near the island of ships. About the volcanic origin of the island today remind only hot mineral springs and clouds of steam. To the North of its highest point, the peak, Montagna Grandе, is a small lake – a natural mud bath, resulting in a result of the activity of an extinct volcano, which in fact is an island. Continue reading