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 As it turned out recently, the study of historical documents concerning the construction of the hotel, the place of construction and building belonged at the time of the famous Arab trader, Syed Mohammad Alsagoff.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
Luna Baglioni, Venice, Italy
The oldest hotel in Venice is a five – star Luna Baglioni – founded in the XII century. It is well documented that in 1118, it had stopped the Templar knights going on Crusades against the infidels. In the XVI century the hotel was called Locanda della Luna (“the moonlight tavern”).
The hotel’s interiors are decorated with works by the artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Giovanni Battista Tiepolo), held in 1992, the renovation returned the building to its original historic charm. There is therefore nothing surprising in the fact that in 2008 Conde Nast Traveler magazine recognized Luna Baglioni one of the best hotels in Venice and Italy in General, and included it in his “Gold list”. With this opinion agreed the travel experts of the magazine Travel+Leisure, recognized him as one of the leading hotels of the world.
Love is here to stay powerful and Hollywood stars: South Africa’s President Nelson Mandela, Senator Patrick J. Kennedy, actors Sean Connery and Michael Douglas, pop singer from America Lionel Richie and many others. For the convenience of the guests the hotel has a private dock, allowing the gondolas and boats to deliver celebrities straight to the front door. Continue reading