Luxury hotels and resorts under Sunny skies. Designer furniture, expensive restaurants and rich tourists, splashing in the ocean. But all that can change very quickly, becoming a decaying squalor.
War, weather, financial crises and man-made disasters killed many tourist palaces. Here are some of the most famous hotels empty.
Sheraton Rarotonga, cook Islands
It’s an empty building located on the coastal line of the island of Rarotonga, is still shown on Google Maps though she never had visitors.
200 rooms with tiled floors, Jacuzzi, air-conditioning, carpets and luxury furnishings, never opened its doors. Wealth pilfered long ago and the building now hiding the homeless and a local gang. Continue reading
Long weekend in one of the European capitals — a holiday that is nice to go at any time of the year. We have selected the five hotels for a mini-vacation: convenient location and great design guarantee
Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain (Paris)
The family-run hotel Dauphine Saint Germain is located on the homonymous street, in the heart of the historic Latin quarter on the left Bank of the Seine.
Today is traditionally the “student” area in the 5th and 6th districts of Paris, located near the Sorbonne University, became a place of pilgrimage for tourists. Here they are tempted narrow streets of the historical buildings. Numerous cafes, restaurants, shops with delicacies and art galleries give a quarter of a distinctly Parisian charm. The facades of the houses decorated with wrought iron balconies and flower-filled, passers-by entertained by street musicians and artists. Continue reading
Hotel Lungarno was the first school in the collection of hotels Salvatore Ferragamo: the current head of the fashion Empire Leonardo Ferragamo decided to continue the tradition of hospitality of his father Salvatore, whose house stayed the famous clients from all over the world. Lungarno is located in a historic mansion on the banks of the river Arno a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio.
The design was entrusted to the Florentine architect Michel Banana (Michele Bönan) which managed to combine historical atmosphere with modern comfort. Thanks to him, in its place was left a collection of works of art of the twentieth century, belonged to the former owners: now each room is decorated with paintings of famous Italian artists, as at the Picteau lounge of the hotel are originals by Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau.
73 rooms (including 13 suites and one exclusive Suite in the Renaissance tower) are decorated in classic Italian style, with emphasis on blue and white color scheme, inspired by the river Arno. Each room Michelle Bonan placed antique objects, century-old Bureau of noble wood, Florentine chairs or tables. Continue reading