Le Richemond Geneva, nestled in the heart of the city, was opened in 1875 by the family of Armleder that has made the hotel a real landmark of Geneva. Stayed here Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Louis Armstrong, Marc Chagall, Henry Kissinger, Michael Jackson, Sophia Loren, Elton John and many other celebrities. In 2004 the hotel was acquired by a famous hotel chain The Rocco Forte Collection in 2007, after a complete renovation, Le Richemond Geneva has again opened its doors. The atmosphere and design of the hotel combines exquisite luxury and respectability of last centuries, a stylish modern design and comfort of the XXI century. It offers elegant rooms with wonderful views of lake Geneva, Brunswick gardens, Old town, the Swiss Alps and Mont Blanc. Continue reading
Moscow hotels – not the most expensive in Europe
Consultancy PriceWaterhouseCoopers released an analysis of the development of the hotel sector in Europe and gave a forecast of its development
One of the most well-known consulting agencies in the world by PriceWaterhouseCoopers based on a study of 19 major tourism cities in Europe published the analysis of the development of the hotel sector on the continent in 2012, and gave the forecast for the development of the hotel industry in 2013.
As reported by the capital’s Committee on tourism and hotel industry, Moscow this study was not the city with the most expensive hotels, but its performance in ADR (yield per room) and RevPAR (average revenue per room sold) grew steadily in 2012 and are not going, according to analysts, to stop growth in 2013.
PWC survey based on analysis of the “health” of 19 major tourism cities in Europe, with 650 thousand hotel rooms and over 85 million international arrivals in key tourist areas of the Old world. Continue reading
Chic at home
“Now the difference between the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Best Western and Hilton, on the one hand, and boutique hotels, on the other, is primarily in the size and degree of individuality,” says architect Eric van Egeraat. The operators of the top ten global hotel chains prefer new buildings. “Boutiques”, however, fit perfectly into existing buildings, often unusual. It can be monasteries, secluded huts, museums, trains, or winery. These hotels offer guests houses in the trees, as in Brazil, or tents in the desert, both in Australia and cites examples of Anatoliy Kondratenko, development Director in Russia and CIS Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
“In chain hotels all the standards, all the rooms are similar everywhere one and the same unobtrusive beige gamma. Waking up, you immediately realize where you are: in Rome, Paris or London. Boutique hotel a very different look and feel due to the service, design and something elusive,” says Skorbenko. Implemented the design sometimes looks like a deliberately, somewhat grotesquely. And all in order to make a lasting impression on guests, complements Anna Isayeva, development Director at Traveller Made. Continue reading