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Castle hotel Valtionhotelli haunted

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

Association The Leading Hotels of The World

From 19 to 22 November in the Venice Giorgio Cini Foundation hosted the annual Congress of members of the Association The Leading Hotels of The World, uniting more than 450 luxury hotels worldwide. In addition to discussions of current issues in the hospitality industry, during the Congress was the presentation of awards to the best representatives of LHW.

Award Commitment to Excellence Awards traditionally awarded to those hotels whose concept of service is beyond the scope of the standard. Taken into account and a positive effect on their environmental, social and cultural activities. This year the winners were The Gleneagles Hotel (Perthshire, Scotland), Taj West End (Bangalore, India), Hotel Okura (Tokyo, Japan).

The winners of the prize Commitment to Quality Awards have become hotels of different regions of the world, recognized for high quality service. Continue reading

Marriott opened its first resort in the Venice lagoon

A five-star resort hotel under the brand JW Marriott has opened in the Venice lagoon at the end of June. JW MARRIOTT Venice Resort&Spa is unique in that it is located on its own island, from which Venice can be reached either on boats-shuttles, or water taxis. The hotel offers guests a wonderful mix of tranquility in a peaceful green island surrounded by tastefully restored buildings of the XIX-XX century, with excursions in the beautiful bustling city that attracts millions of tourists from around the world.

Isola delle Rose or island of Roses – a small island in the Venetian lagoon, a few kilometers from Venice, artificially created in the mid-nineteenth century. At first it was used as a warehouse, in the beginning of XX century here was built the hospital. Before the first world war it was transformed into a tuberculosis sanatorium, which in different variations and intermittently worked until the early 80-ies of XX century. In the first half of the 2000s and the island has bought the international financial services company, decided to build a hotel. Continue reading

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