Las Vegas is only 107 years old, and since its Foundation he is the center of global gaming business: the first hotel-casino the Golden Gate opened in 1906. Today in Las Vegas, more than 1700 licensed places to gamble and more than 200 thousand gaming machines. Las Vegas – a real miracle of engineering: built to the East of the Mojave desert, he is not lacking neither in electricity, nor fresh water. In 1936 was built the Hoover dam, so there were Mead and most powerful hydroelectric power plant. Gambling and entertainment industry is the basis of the economy of the city, so shy it is not made: if a new object is constructed, it needs to be the best. In Las Vegas you can see the largest gold nugget (Nevada is ranked second in the world in gold mining), the largest artificial volcano, the big sign. Out of 20 largest hotels of America 17 located in Las Vegas, and the total hotel stock in the city is 150 thousand rooms and suites. In addition, it is the brightest city on earth: Las Vegas lights 15 thousand kilometers of neon tubes.
For the first time in the movie Las Vegas appeared in 1964, and to date “played” a role in more than 40 films. Steven Soderbergh has made Las Vegas a full member of istorya three daring robberies in the performance of the team of Danny ocean. Continue reading
Legendary in the hospitality business named Singapore Raffles were Armenian Sarkis brothers. Shortly after its founding, the hotel became the most successful Armenian business in Southeast Asia. According to the many reviews of guests, the hotel simultaneously harbored both the exotic East and the spirit of old England.
In 1887 the brothers Tigran, Martin, Avet and Arshak Sarkis base on the island of Singapore the Raffles hotel, naming it in honor of the founder of the colony of Thomas Stamford Raffles. They open a 10-room colonial Bungalow at the intersection of beach road (Beach Road) and Bras the Bass road (Bras Basah Road). As it turned out recently, the study of historical documents concerning the construction of the hotel, the place of construction and building belonged at the time of the famous Arab trader, Syed Mohammad Alsagoff. The hotel opened on December 1, 1887 and was dedicated to the birthday of the Queen of great Britain.
Two years later, the company announces an extension to the old building two new wings to the facades of the sea. In a year when the hotel was opened a pool hall, for guests organized the first free Banquet with music. Continue reading
Theme fusion with nature or even complete dissolution in her care of modern authors, no less than their predecessors, the supporters of organic architecture. The architects of the Swedish office Tham & & Videgård Arkitekter have designed and built in the North of the country, near the village of Harads fancy hotel that seems to be woven out of thin air. Volume size of 4x4x4 meter is mounted on the tree trunk with metal clips that won’t damage the bark.
It all began with a documentary film directed by Jonas Selberg Agustina called “tree hugger”. Future authors of the concept at stealth came up with the idea: can a person who is not too important the comfort and the weight designer brands, explore at your leisure the world around us, while remaining invisible to our little brothers? Hotel in Harads has become a tangible confirmation of this idea.
Scope design is simple. The base is made of aluminum, and it consists of two modules that are joined on site. Inside the box is finished with plywood. Continue reading