The Savoy, Missouri
Missouri is a place known by the secrets associated with fascinating stories of Ruskin bond. But the most infamous building in the area is the hotel Savoy, built in 1902 as a summer residence and “capital of pleasure” of the British Raj. The walls of the architectural monument in the Gothic style kept the story about the two mediums, miss Frances Garnett-Orme and miss Eva Mounstephen that in 1911 stayed here. One morning miss Frances was found murdered. The conclusion is judicial-medical examination has said that the woman was poisoned, and the poison was in the drink. Miss Eva was arrested and brought before the court, which acquitted her. They say that the Ghost of the murdered still roams the hotel in search of the man who poisoned her.
Agrasen Ki Baoli, New Delhi
The ladder included in the list of architectural heritage of India and is under state protection. Continue reading
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
The hotel business is developing at a rapid pace. So comfortable rooms and standard facilities today already you will surprise nobody. Many guests are content with the service standard and ordinary room in an average hotel, but others need something different, original, unusual and often hotels of Moscow in this suffering.
In order to attract customers, the owners of the hotel business come up with interesting tricks. One of the most common tricks is the legend, which supposedly is connected with this hotel. Moreover, the legend is in most cases far-fetched, just taken out of thin air.
One of the examples of hotel with larger-than-legend is a hotel in Romania, which opened in the thirteenth century bran castle. The founders of a small hotel called the hotel Castle Dracula than trying to attract more guests. But the history of the castle is completely different – in the last century this castle was the residence of Romania’s Queen and its in those times was often called the Castle of happiness. It would seem that the visit of the Queen at this hotel, too, can attract tourists, but the owners apparently decided that the dark legend will attract much more attention. Continue reading