Heritage: Aged Hotels - Places with the Spirit

We love them all – old hotels with a long history and remarkable stories that fill the atmosphere of the whole building. This time we introduce a century old hotel in Cape Town that since WW1 boasts of its pink walls, luxurious Moscow hotel whose name means “swamp”, a colonial-style Nassau hotel where James Bond courted his lady, or the oldest hotel in England bearing witch marks until now.

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“Baltschug”: From the Street to the Hotel

“Baltschug”: From the Street to the Hotel

Tourism Review News Desk

The Hotel “Baltschug Kempinski Moscow” is located in Zamoskvorechye District, one of the oldest city areas. From here, along the Great flood meadow, from the ferry built opposite to the Belkemishevskaya Tower of the Kremlin, the Great Horde Road began where the Balchug Street originates from...
Cape Town’s Pink Beauty – Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town’s Pink Beauty – Mount Nelson Hotel

Tourism Review News Desk

The Mount Nelson Hotel is an iconic luxury hotel in Cape Town situated within a sprawling lush garden estate in the heart of the city’s vibrant cultural centre and close to the bustling V&A Waterfront and some of Cape Town’s best beaches.
Astor House Hotel: The History Was Made Here

Astor House Hotel: The History Was Made Here

Chris Grad

The Astor House located in Shanghai certainly bears a great name. The first electric light in China was lit here, the first telephone call was made from the hotel and the first Chinese stock exchange was founded right here. It was here where the western movies were introduced to China...
England’s Oldest - The Royalist Hotel

England’s Oldest - The Royalist Hotel

Alec Hills

Deep in the heart of the Cotswolds lies a secret waiting to be discovered – England's oldest inn, The Royalist Hotel & Eagle and Child. Located in the beautiful Cotswold town of Stow on the Wold the Royalist Hotel dates back to 947 AD and was built by a Cornish Saxon Duke named Aethelmar, as a refuge on the Fosse Way...
James Bond’s British Colonial Hilton Nassau

James Bond’s British Colonial Hilton Nassau

Andrew J. Wein

Situated on downtown Nassau’s only private beach and the site of Old Fort Nassau, the British Colonial Hilton in the Bahamas offers a taste of the island’s rich history, along with some of the most modern amenities for both business and vacation travelers...