St. Petersburg is one of the most popular tourist cities not only in Russia but throughout the world. Lively avenues, the famous St. Petersburg courtyards, the legendary architectural monuments, drawbridges, white nights – in General, do not fall in love with the beautiful and mysterious Northern Palmyra is simply impossible. Well, if you want to fully plunge into the atmosphere of the place, you should not stay in an ordinary hotel, and one of the truly original and creative hotels in the city, which we describe below.
“The Brothers Karamazov”
Want to look at St. Petersburg through the eyes of the immortal heroes of novels and short stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky? Then, the hotel “the Brothers Karamazov” is exactly what you need. The rooms here are decorated in nineteenth century style and are named after the heroines of the works of the writer, and within walking distance from the hotel there is the Museum-apartment. Continue reading
To book a hotel room, whose walls are covered with ivy, listed in the red book, or to stay in an underground hotel at a depth of 150 meters? Unusual hotels have long been one of the bright sides of the hotel business. Ratings of hotels, found an original way to offer the tourist properties are regularly published by the world’s leading travel publications.
The number of unusual hotels that currently have their services in the tourist market is so large that it is time to speak about formation of the whole industry. Ice hotels, lighthouses, castle hotels, hotels on wheels – they are available in dozens, if not hundreds of variants around the world.
Unusual hotels in each country often reflect the peculiarities of the climate of the region. Northern parts of Scandinavia is known worldwide for its hotels the needle. Hotels in the United States, in arid States, offer polyextremophiles stay in the desert or Prairie. 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