HERITAGE/ Exclusive Accommodation for Kings and Queens

Presidents, prime ministers and other important statesmen are often in need of comfortable and presentable accommodation. Visit David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, US Grant Hotel in San Diego or even the famous Versailles Palace.


US GRANT Hotel: A Hotel Fit for a President

Gregory Dolgos

Few places in America have stood long enough to celebrate a 100-year anniversary, but this fall season, the US GRANT Hotel of San Diego does just that.   Presidential History In 1910, the son of President Ulysses S. Grant opened the landmark hotel in the middle of metro-chic San Diego, and it’s remained a top destination for America’s bigwigs ever since. Out of the nation’s 44 presidents, 14 have stayed in the historic hotel, including John F. Kennedy and legendary scie...

David Citadel Hotel: A Focal Point for Historical Encounters

James Morris

With a phalanx of international TV networks recording her every move, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice whisked Palestinian President Abu Mazen into an elegantly decorated conference room at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem to conduct another round of Middle East diplomacy in 2008. At that moment, a smile of satisfaction creased the faces of both Moshe Sand, the hotel's venerable General Manager and Medina Pearl, the peripatetic Public Relations Director who not only have tended to...

The Portman Ritz-Carlton: VIPs Head to Shanghai

Laura Maudlin

Located in the heart of the city’s historical past and the modern-day buzz is The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai – a contemporary world of personalized luxury built on the foundations of service excellence. Following an extensive US$40 million transformation, guests are welcomed to 610 spacious rooms and suites with a contemporary décor enriched by touches of Asian influences. Located on the famous Nanjing Xi Lu, the hotel offers guests convenient access to the city’s finest shopping, cultura...

Part of Versailles Palace to Become Luxury Hotel

Vanderlei J. Pollack

Preparations are underway for a Belgian company to turn part of the Chateau de Versailles into a luxury hotel. But the handing over of a chunk of treasured public heritage to a private operator is an unusual occurrence in France. It’s a sumptuous historical monument, a wildly popular tourist attraction, and a symbol of French monarchy and decadence. Now the Palace of Versailles is getting ready to add to its list of functions: preparations are underway for a Belgian company to turn The Hotel ...