Monaco – Hôtel Metropole
After renovation in 2004, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has changed its appearance and become a modern luxury hotel. However, he has retained all of its former dignity and invariably meets the highest notions of luxury, which today reached a new, more emotional level.
The basis of the exquisite design of the hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo are a single innovative concept and creativity of talented professionals.
In a cosy Mediterranean style is traced the handwriting of each of these famous masters. Their subtle creative touches that create exclusiveness prevails here of the atmosphere.
In 1886 the company “Monte-Carlo Hotel Company Ltd” was built on a plot of land that belonged once to Pope Leo XIII, the hotel Mеtropole. Made in the typical for that period style of the “Belle Epoque” hotel is very quickly captivated by its elegant and simple luxury of the most demanding customers from all over the world. In 2004, the Metropole Palace is a modern luxury hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. Her whole new image, from the style of the interiors and finishing services, combines the glorious past and the freshness of the Mediterranean. 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
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