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
The Fairmont Banff Springs is probably familiar to anyone who has visited the town of Banff. External architectural beauty and grandeur of the hotel, complemented by exquisite interiors.
Interestingly, however respectable age (1888 R.) this stately beauty has the mystical plume.
This is one of those hotels-castles, in which at night you can hear footsteps in the hallway or snicker behind the wall. To feel a strange movement of air from which get goosebumps or catch the corner of my eye a movement entering the room or passing by mirrors. Sometimes it seems that after you someone is watching, and sometimes understand that it is not just a feeling.
A few ghosts settled there on a permanent basis.
The old porter Sam
Sam McAuley, an immigrant from Scotland, who for more than 40 years worked in a hotel as a porter. Continue reading
It is November, which means it’s time to go to Sweden! How “why”? Admire the newly created Icehotel!
Yes, it is newly created, because this miracle of architectural thought, every autumn, is being built from scratch to the delight of many tourists.
Background Icehotel Of Jukkasjarvi
The tradition of exhibitions of the Grand ice and snow sculpture a long time ago travels the world, wandering following cold months. But in the Swedish village of Jukkasjarvi in the North of the country, decided to go further.
However, the story goes that with the usual exhibition of ice sculptures all started. In 1990 for the exhibition especially remarkable statues of the organizers of the exhibition created a whole ice Igloo — a hut from national ice blocks. In the afternoon it was often visited by numerous spectators, and one night some of the tourists even had to spend the night in the “exhibition hall”, wrapped in sleeping bags and skins, as small Jukkasjarvi hotels are unable to accommodate all who came. Continue reading