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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

The legendary Raffles hotel in Singapore

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 As it turned out recently, the study of historical documents concerning the construction of the hotel, the place of construction and building belonged at the time of the famous Arab trader, Syed Mohammad Alsagoff.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

The most expensive and luxurious hotels of Paris

In Paris about 40 hotels have the status of “Luxury.” We will tell you about the 7 most luxurious and fashionable hotels in the capital of France.

All these hotels are world famous, they stayed stars, writers, presidents, the Royal family. One of the artists wrote view of Paris, which would become a hallmark of the city. In other rooms were decided the fate of the world. Somewhere was written great novels, but somewhere in the shooting of okolonauchnyh movies. So she lived Princess Diana, and stayed here the hero of “the da Vinci Code”. And all of these seven hotels.

And, of course, all of these Paris hotels five stars!

HÔTEL DE CRILLON

It is a former private Palace. The Hotel de Crillon on place de La Concorde. next to the Park of the Tuileries. initially, the Champs elysées and between the presidential élysée Palace and former Royal Louvre.

The Palace was built in 1758 on the Royal street of Paris by king Louis XV. The hotel Palace began in 1909. It is the oldest luxury hotel in Paris. Continue reading

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