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
The oldest hotels in the world scattered across the globe. Appearing in the form of Inns on the crossroads of trade routes, and they still delight guests with centuries-old traditions of hospitality.
The oldest hotel in the world registered in the Guinness Book of records is located in Japan called Hoshi Ryokan . The hotel appeared in 717 BC to the present day cherishes traditional interior design. Has a hotel already for forty six generations by the same family.
Among European hotels for its considerable age of outstanding Italian hotel Luna Baglioni . It was founded in Venice in the distant XII century. There are documents showing that here at one time stopped the knights Templar. Today the hotel is popular with the powerful and keeps the brand. By the way, the night in this hotel costs from € 400.
Another Italian hotel boasts of its deep history. His name is Albergo del Sole al Pantheon . Continue reading