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Odessa hotel Bristol celebrates its 115th anniversary

1899 was a milestone year for various reasons. This year was born the iconic film Director Alfred Hitchcock, was patented the drug aspirin, the Bolshoi theatre hosted the premiere of Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping beauty”, at London’s famous tower “big Ben” clock was running, and in Odessa was opened as the hotel Bristol, which became one of the attractions of the city. In 2014 the hotel celebrates 115 years. Today, as more than a century ago, this hotel combines classic luxury and sophistication with cutting-edge technical solutions.

Hotel, p vstroennyy by the famous architect Alexander Bernardazzi on the place of apartment houses of merchant Naum Jurowski, instantly won the hearts of European and domestic guests.

Bristol is not in vain got its name. That was the name of the hotel in Austria, where he loved to ride wealthy locals. However, Odessa Bristol even surpassed his Austrian namesake. Its main advantages, in addition to the furnished rooms, electric light, hot water, bathroom in every room, well-trained servants.

After the October revolution, was not up to luxury hotels. In 1922-1925, the rooms converted to offices responsible railway workers. Adacore in the period of the NEP, the hotel was restored and renamed the hotel “Krasnaya”.

Then followed the trials of the great Patriotic war and Soviet public utilities. As a result of many unfounded reconstructions many authentic elements of the interior were lost. However, his spirit Bristol has retained. Continue reading

10 Russian hotels haunted

The steps of invisible feet on the old parquet floor, the rustle of a dress of a bygone era, night Raven cry and open the window from the sudden blow of the wind is no accident, but the antics of the ghosts that live in old buildings and houses, which became hotels, but have not lost their mysterious guests. On the eve of all saints Day, when the evil gets out, book a room in this hotel. If you are not afraid, of course.

The mystery manor near Moscow once belonged to a close associate of Peter I James Bruce, who was considered a magician. Manor Glinki built on the Peninsula between the rivers Vorya and Klyazma, location, long known for its special energy. Here, under the ground there is a chain of mysterious labyrinths, where Bruce spent his magical experiments. Rumor has it that at night the master of “bad manors” flew a fire-breathing dragon. And once, on a hot July day, Bruce turned Park pond into a veritable ice rink. Bruce’s Ghost still roams the mansion, scaring vacationers and guarding their possessions.

2. The Hotel “Lafer”. estate Perciki in the Smolensk region

One of the first owners of this house were representatives of the ancient Scottish family of Leslie, Scotland castles, haunted. Shrouded in myths and legends latinamericano and estate near. Continue reading

Hotel Alfonso XIII

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is a stunning hotel Alfonso XIII, which opened after a $25 million restoration that has returned the hotel to its former splendour and magnificence. The reopened hotel Alfonso XIII will be the first of four Luxury Collection hotels that have undergone multi-million dollar restoration and opening in the next 12 months. The opening of the hotel Cristina in San Sebastian which is scheduled for July 2012, and Prince de Galles Paris and The Gritti Palace in Venice will be able to accept its first guests in early 2013.

“World Luxury Collection portfolio continues to grow, so for us it is very important that we continue our investment in legendary hotels network in Europe, allowing you to emphasize the heritage and history of the brand, says Paul James (Paul James), the Head of St brands. Regis and Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. Hotel Alfonso XIII is a landmark in Seville since 1928, and we are very happy to provide the travelers and local residents the beauty of this special place, as well as top quality of service and style, which is famous hotels Luxury Collection”. Continue reading

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