If the word “Ritz” makes you strong Association with high-society weddings, a wealthy American couples in the dreary woolen suits, British old men in trench coats and hats and pretentious celebrities, then you probably never stayed at the Ritz Madrid hotel advertising
O n one of the three existing in the world “old Ritzi” — legendary hotels, founded in the late XIX early XX centuries in Paris, London, and then Madrid by Cesar Ritz, the famous hotel Mogul, nicknamed “the hotelier of kings.”
The hotel was founded in 1910 under the personal order of the Spanish king Alfonso XIII: the monarch, who had to attend by the time the Paris and London luxury hotels Ritz, was horrified to find that the capital of his own Kingdom, can not boast of anything similar. So the Spanish metropolis got your “Ritz”. However, from the beginning his fate was slightly different from the Paris and London namesakes. But more on that later. Continue reading
Small Latvia with its soft climate, Baltic beaches and numerous attractions every year attracts many tourists. Riga, Jurmala – Latvia tourist in these gems come our countrymen and many foreigners. There are hundreds of variety of hotels of different classes and surroundings.
Not so long ago we asked our readers what unusual hotels exist in the capital of Latvia. And today we bring you four unusual hotel Riga and one hotel Jurmala as a bonus.
1. Our first hotel – the 4 star Elefant hotel (price per night from 1450 rubles). Today Elefant . perhaps the most popular hotel in Riga – conducted a survey about which hotels are worth a visit, Elefant took undisputed first place – it was advised by most.
2. This popularity is due not only to great service, interesting design, but also affordable prices. In addition, here everything is new – the hotel opened in mid-2012. Continue reading
Japan, capsule hotel the Capsule Inn Akihabara
The Japanese with their inherent minimalism invented and created the capsule hotel the Capsule Inn Akihabara . where you can spend the night in special cells, arranged in two rows one above the other. Each cell (average size 2×1×1 m) placed bed, overhead TV, radio. A berth in a capsule very similar to the top shelf in a train compartment. Shoes and things are kept separately in the lockers, toilet total. The first capsule hotels in the country appeared in the late 1970s, but the popularity is still not lost.
Price: from 2000-3000 yen/night (€14-21).
Austria, hotel Rogner Bad Blumau by Hundertwasser project Continue reading