Especially for those who are tired of the international network of hotels class “luxury”, Shine is a selection of the most unusual hotels in the world.
Sandboarding enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel-an oasis in the desert of RUB al Khali, which is two hours away by car from the capital of UAE – Abu Dhabi. Do not worry in advance: pool, SPA, restaurants and other blessings of civilization are the place to be even in a lifeless desert.
Liwa Oasis, UAE
2. The hotel with its own vineyard
What could be better than to combine relaxation with wine tasting?
Castello Banfi — Il Borgo, the Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
3. Hidden in the mountains and greenery
Ideal for those who want to be alone and hide from the eyes of others. Continue reading
In tourism industry there are many interesting and unusual hotels, for a night in which people are ready to pay more.
Let’s start with the Excelsior in Rome, occupying an area of 1100 sq. m. the Cost of one night spent here is 10 thousand dollars, although for owners of the Audi TT Quattro this amount is worthless. The largest hotel room of Europe contains two bedrooms, six additional rooms, three terraces, a study, a dining room, a small cinema, gym, sauna, swimming pool, private Elevator and marble staircase. In General, all you need to relax like a king.
Interior decoration in the room reminiscent of the Palace Borghese, Farnese and Massimo. Here, marble floors and chandeliers made of Murano crystal, on the walls of frescoes and mosaics. There is also a wine cellar, containing 160 bottles of selected wines, among which there are both French and Spanish, and Italian, and Californian. Hotel for over a hundred years old, stayed here the Prince and Princess of Monaco, the family of Kennedy, Catherine Deneuve, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and “the rolling stones”. Continue reading
St Pancras Midland Grand is a historic London hotel, for many years considered one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, will open its doors to guests for the first time in the last 76 years. It has been renamed the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
Midland Grand, designed for 300 rooms, was built in 1873, next to London’s St Pancras station. At that time the hotel would be equipped with all technical innovations, including elevators and revolving doors. However, the rooms had no running water, and guests had to share bathrooms.
Because of the range of public nuisance the hotel was closed in 1935 and was used as office building. In 1966, the hotel and the station building was under threat of demolition. They managed to save fans of the Victorian era, has proven that the demolition of such architectural structures borders on a criminal offence.
In 2004 it was decided to refurbish the St Pancras Midland Grand. In the course of restoration works, costing $245 million in the building were discovered unique wall and ceiling paintings. Continue reading