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 As it turned out recently, the study of historical documents concerning the construction of the hotel, the place of construction and building belonged at the time of the famous Arab trader, Syed Mohammad Alsagoff.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
I want to be in the past? It does not need to go to the Museum or to the movies, enough to book a room in one of the oldest hotels in the world. Presented to your attention the five of the oldest and most famous hotels in the world.
Hoshi Ryokan – the oldest hotel of the world
In Japan more than 1300 years the Hoshi Ryokan hotel. The legend says that in the beginning of VII century one Buddhist monk in dream of the mountain spirit, who revealed a secret place with an underground spring. Hidden source had healing properties.
Monk had found the source of all residents of nearby villages. And disciple of a monk created on the source location of the hotel (which was originally a shelter). So the official year of Foundation of this place of – 717.
Since then, the time was replaced by 46 generations of the most ancient hotel of the company. The current hotel is open for tourists from all over the world. Continue reading
Usually, tourists are looking for simple, clean, cheap hotels. But in the world there are hotels, stay in which may overshadow the experience of the whole holiday. These places are really unique.
How about living on the seabed? Or sleep in the bed, hanging in the air? In the end, you can rent a room made of ice or salt.
Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo, Brazil
In the heart of the prestigious district of Sao Paulo dominates the building of this unique hotel
Attrap’ Reves Hotel, France
Each room in this hotel consists of a ball made of green plastic. The rooms are surrounded by forest.
The Poseidon underwater resort, Fiji
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to live under water, now you have a real chance to try. The rooms are designed to make fans of the depth can fully enjoy the view of marine life. Continue reading