TOP 10 hotels in the world, where history was made
There are plenty of places where important historical events. And among these places there are hotels, which was signed historical documents, created the world famous literary works, written pattern, in General, there was a History of the human race.
So, our current rating on historical hotels.
1. Ritz Paris 5* (Paris , France )
In the early nineteenth century architect Charles Ili was rebuilt to a hotel in one of the houses. Ritz was the first hotel in the world, each room of which was fitted with a bath. The kitchen at the hotel answered the legendary chef Auguste Escoffier.
At various times it has welcomed such celebrities as Edward VII, Reza Shah Pahlavi, Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Frederic Chopin, Scott Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich and sir Elton John. In honor of some well-known guests have been named the most luxurious rooms. The hotel bar is actually the name of one of the regulars at the Ritz – Ernest Hemingway. It is here held its last night of Princess Diana and Coco Chanel lived at the Ritz for 30 years and died in this hotel.
The hotel is located in the heart of Paris and many Directors have chosen it as the location for shooting their films: “the da Vinci Code,” “Love in the afternoon”, etc.
2. Negresco 5* (Nice, France)
The hotel opened in January 1913, and was named after its owner Henri Negresco. Stroitelstvo arrangement at a cost of 3 million gold francs! Metal frame pink dome of the Negresco’s salon Royal was forged in the workshop of Gustave Eiffel, and, according to legend, the model for it was the bust of his beloved. Under the dome is installed a four-meter chandelier, created by French glassworks baccarat. Second, this chandelier was donated by Russian Emperor Nicholas II. Royal floors of the salon on special occasions dim a carpet, created in 1615 for Queen Marie de Medici.
In different years, stayed here albert Camus, Jean Cocteau, françoise Sagan, Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dali. Among the renowned guests of the Negresco as the number of Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Duchess of Windsor, Michael Jackson, Anthony Quinn, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour, Catherine Deneuve, Gina Lollobrigida, etc.
3. The Plaza Hotel 5* (new York, USA)
The Plaza Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city. It is located on Grand army Plaza in Central Manhattan. Initially night in the hotel cost us $2.5, to date, the cheapest room will cost the tenant $700, and the average price is $1400.
The hotel was resold, and fell into the hands of such famous businessmen as Conrad Hilton and Donald trump. Commission for the preservation of new York in 1978 gave the hotel a special status that equated him to a national historic landmark.
In 1959 he made his debut in cinema at the film “North by Northwest” of Alfred Hitchcock. Later The Plaza was featured in such films as “home Alone 2”, “Big business”, “Crocodile Dundee”, “bride wars”, “the Happy ticket”, “the adventures of Eloise” and “the Great Gatsby”. At various times there lived Ernest Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald.
4. Grand 5* (Oslo, Norway)
Each town has a Grand, but the most fashionable decorates the Central street Karl Johans gate in Oslo. The book reviewers of this hotel a real historical monument.
The Grand hotel opened its doors in 1874, but talking about it when its patron was the famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. After that the hotel stayed Nobel laureates, actors, Directors, famous artists. Traditionally, the winner of the prestigious Nobel prize A. stay in a special apartment Nobel Suite, and a balcony overlooking the town square, greeting the crowd. Several rooms of Grand hotel are named after famous writers, an entire floor is dedicated to famous women of the twentieth century, made an invaluable contribution to the development of culture and art.
5. The Savoy 5* (London, UK)
The Savoy is the hotel-legend. It was opened in London in 1889 on the site of the former theatre. It all started with the fact that The Savoy was the first English hotel, in which they began to use electricity, telephones, elevators and hot water. In those days the restaurant was working the world-famous Auguste Exile, who was called the “king of chefs and chef of kings”. Claude Monet wrote more than 70 canvases with views of the river Thames, sitting in the hotel.
The hotel also owns the historic theatre, Savoy Theatre, founded in the late nineteenth century. At different times, stayed here Hollywood stars, Italian filmmakers and a Russian ballerina. Among the Savoy guests are Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and sir Elton John. Wanting to perpetuate historically significant hotel, in 1924, Joseph Roth wrote a novel called “the Savoy Hotel”.
6. Lausanne Palace 5* (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Lausanne Palace hotel history connected with the history of the city. It was opened during the First World War, in 1911. This is the last of the Carpets, built in Switzerland. In 1915, the first known person who signed the guest book of the hotel, was James Gordon Bennett, the son of founder Gerald New York. Subsequently the book was completed by other, even more famous names: albert Prince of Monaco, the English Princess Anna, the Greek king Constantine, Igor Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Eros Ramazzotti, Patricia Kaas, Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, and others.
Later the hotel was given the status of Home of the International Olympic Committee, which automatically turned it into a historical monument of Lausanne.
7. The Raffles Hotel 5* (Singapore)
In 1942 the building at Raffles Hotel Singapore served as a base for Japanese troops. After reconstruction, the building was transformed from a military base into a luxury hotel complex. In different years the hotel has hosted Somerset Maugham, Queen Elizabeth II, sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad and others. Somerset Maugham was in love with the Raffles Hotel, had here their own apartments. Some people believe that it is in the Raffles hotel Alexander Vertinsky first performed his famous song “banana-lemon Singapore”.
The historic building is one of the Central attractions of Singapore. The hotel’s name was given in honor of the famous Englishman sir Thomas Raffles, who is considered the founding father of Singapore. Asians were not allowed in the hotel as guests until 30-ies of XX century, the Hotel survived the Second World War, despite serious difficulties. During the war the building was used not only as a base for Japanese troops, but also as a transit camp for prisoners of war.
8. Fairmont San Francisco 5* (San Francisco, USA)
The list of historical attractions hotel business will not do without the famous Fairmont hotel in San Francisco. Since 1907, the Fairmont San Francisco was part of important and significant events of this city and the entire country.
It was here that in 1945 there was a meeting of delegates from 50 countries, and a decision was made about the formation of the United Nations (UN). In addition, Fairmont stayed without exception, all American presidents since Truman. In different years stayed here the members of monarchical families and celebrities, including Rudolph Valentino, Ella Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Cole, Marlene Dietrich, etc.
9. Carcosa Seri Negara 5* (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
This boutique hotel is almost unknown among tourists and rarely shines in the brochures of travel agencies. However, from the first days of its existence the hotel has been designed to royalty – have lived here in 1989 Elizabeth II of England and Prince Philip.
The hotel’s history began when in the late nineteenth century sir Frank Swettenham is the first General resident of colonial Malaya decided to build his residence. The General regarded Malaya as their second home and are versed in its traditions. His residence was built on a hill near the Park of lakes, which was built in the manner of traditional English parks, that sir Frank feel at home.
To this day the hotel is traditionally served with a table for five o’clock English tea, as it was instituted at Frank Swettenham. In 1957, the Supreme Minister of Malaya Tunku Abdul Rahman proclaimed the country’s independence, and the residence of Carcosa and adjacent land were donated to the British government. Only in 1987 the Englishmen returned residence the Malaysian government.
10. Ambos Mundos 4* (Cuba, Havana)
One of the most famous hotels in Cuba – Ambos Mundos in Havana. Sitting in one of the rooms of this accommodation American writer Ernest Hemingway created the novel “For whom the bell tolls”. Hotel Ambos Mundos is situated in the historical part of Old Havana, 25 km from the airport. This is one of the oldest hotels in the city, built in the late 1920s.
In the early 1930s, Ernest Hemingway lived in this hotel in room No. 511, which still preserved some things of the writer. In his honor one of the restaurants was named Hemingway. In other restaurant – Plaza de Armas serves meals Hemingway.