The inhabitants of Imatra say it is the Ghost of a girl who committed suicide because of unrequited love. Indeed, cases are known when in Imatra came desperate men and to settle scores with life. This was one of the infamous attractions of the town – the waterfall Imatrankoski.
But there is another version of the Woman in the gray living in the hotel “Valtionhotelli”. According to the stories, one day the wife of a Russian officer came to Imatra. She stayed at the hotel, she was given a room on the fourth floor, because they were cheaper. Dressed woman was in gray. The woman was going through strong spiritual experiences, because behind my husband was in love with a young soldier. Divorce at that time was a terrible disgrace. And then the woman decided not to return to her husband, and decided to commit suicide and jumped into the waterfall..
And the fact that she’s now “haunting” the corridors and rooms of the hotel, explain the fact that her castle was too much, and she stayed there forever. Continue reading
The best hotels for even the most authoritative travel guides always complicated by subjective criteria. For example, Traveller’s Choice equally appreciates a respectable Switzerland and the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, as well as Hong Kong The Upper House. And the exhibition World Travel Market on a par with the legendary Dubai’s Burj Al Arab calls one of the best hotels in the world St. Petersburg’s Grand Hotel Europe (Grand Hotel Europe). We in their choice not only focused on the ratings of tripadvisor, TopHotels and Booking, but also pay attention to what the legendary of usually differ from standard hotels to 5 star.
Maldives: Angsana Velavaru
Go to the Maldives for the pristine beauty of nature in the style of Paradise “bounty”: the azure ocean, white sand, and calm, as if reality was filtered in instagram and added her contrasts. Beautiful places and luxurious hotels in the Indian ocean are many, but the most beautiful is considered the Turtle island in dhaalu Atoll Atoll — this is the Angsana Velavaru, owned by the world famous Banyan Tree Group. Continue reading
Every year near Kiruna (Sweden), 200 km from the Arctic circle, Ice Hotel is erected. And every year for construction invite different architects and designers, so each new Ice Hotel is different from its predecessors.
Five-star the ark
The international Union of architects presented the project of the hotel, which has become a kind of Noah’s ark.
The main difference of this hotel from other resorts of this level is that it can protect its guests from the disaster of universal scale – earthquakes, tsunamis, severe flooding.
The hotel is called “floating Behemoth”, although in form it rather resembles a shell. The architects themselves call their project Ark, since the hotel should be erected on the same principle as that of Noah’s ark – uniform arrangement of ropes and arches that distribute the weight so that the structure becomes invulnerable to any of the elements.
In the design used solar panels and a rainwater collection system, i.e. “the ark” can exist autonomously. The need for artificial lighting is minimal, since the structure is transparent. Continue reading