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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Sofitel Philippine Plaza is a unique luxury hotel in Manila with a resort setting next to the largest convention center and close to theaters, museums, government offices and the Mall of Asia. 5-star accommodation includes 609 rooms and suites boastingof balconies and spectacular views of Manila Bay sunsets. Flagship restaurant Spiral is the dining favorite in the metro, Sunset Bar has nightly cultural shows, 7Pecados features live bands and LeBar offers bistro-lounge-patisserie service.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

Open in October 2005,Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is the innovation of Monaco.More than a new hotel, more than a new resort, this is a new concept to discover in Monaco: 4 acres of gardens and luxury on the water’s edge, 334 rooms, a spa, restaurants, casinos, shows, and a night club, an authentic prestigious club.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino

The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino is located off the Las Vegas Strip in the unincorporated area of Paradise, Nevada, USA. It is better known as The Rio and is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment Inc. The Rio was the first all suite resort in the Las Vegas area. It was named after the city of Rio de Janeiro, and is influenced by Brazilian culture.The hotel towers are covered in the signature purple and red glass. The Rio hotel's 2,522 suites range in size from 600 to 13,000 sq ft (56 to 1,200 m2) and have floor to ceiling windows. There are several private villas on property for high-rollers.The complex includes a wine cellar that has more than 50,000 bottles.The Rio Pavilion convention center has a total of 160,000 sq ft (15,000 m2) of space. A Race and Sports Book is also available.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Hotel Bel-Air

The Hotel Bel-Air is a boutique hotel located in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California. The hotel is owned by Hassanal Bolkiah, the current Sultan of Brunei. It is part of the Dorchester Collection group of international luxury hotels.
Since opening in 1946, the 91-room Hotel Bel-Air, located on Stone Canyon Road, has served many celebrities, heads of state and dignitaries. It was originally built by Alphonzo Bell, who developed the area and founded Bel-Air Estates. Originally built as office space and riding stables, it was purchased in 1946 and converted into a hotel by Texan entrepreneur Joseph Drown.Joseph Drown's partner in the Hotel in the early 1950s was Ted Chanock, a former Chicagoan. Chanock and Drown remained partners until Chanock's death in 1973. Chanock's wife, Frances, remained on as a permanent resident as a condition of the Rosewood purchase agreement with the Joseph Drown Estate in the 1980s.It was developed as an oasis, a hideaway within the city. Drown added Swan Lake which guests must cross by foot bridge to get to the hotel. The grounds are planted in ficus, fig, palms and continuously blooming flowers.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a Canadian based operator of luxury hotels and resorts. Currently, Fairmont operates properties in 16 countries including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Bermuda, Barbados, United Kingdom, Monaco, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, China and Singapore.
Fairmont is known in Canada for its famous historic hotels and resorts such as the Empress Hotel (Victoria) and Hotel Vancouver in British Columbia, the Royal York in Toronto, Banff Springs in Alberta and Ch√Ęteau Frontenac in Quebec. Many of these hotels were originally built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Fairmont's portfolio also includes several other landmark and icon properties including The Plaza in New York, the Savoy Hotel in London and the Peace Hotel in Shanghai.
The original Fairmont is located in the city of San Francisco. The nearly completed structure survived the earthquake of 1906. Although heavily damaged by the subsequent fires, the hotel was renovated under the eye of architect Julia Morgan and finally opened in 1907. It was later acquired by Benjamin Swig in 1945.

Starting in the 1960s, Fairmont began developing a small chain of luxury hotels in major cities across the United States. The Fairmont chain consisted of seven properties in the United States when it was bought by Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts in 1999:

The Fairmont San Francisco
The Fairmont New Orleans (formerly and now again The Roosevelt)
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel(Boston)
The Plaza Hotel (New York)
The Fairmont Dallas
The Fairmont San Jose

Monday, November 22, 2010

Renaissance Hotels

Renaissance Hotels were originally founded as Ramada Renaissance Hotels in 1982 the upscale segment of the Ramada Inns, Inc., which eventually established Renaissance as a stand-alone brand. In 1989 the bulk of the Ramada hospitality and franchise system was acquired by New World Development Company of Hong Kong (the U.S., or domestic rights to the Ramada name were sold to Prime Hospitality), and the former Ramada Corp. was renamed Aztar Corp. In 1996 New World acquired Stouffer Hotels Co. from Nestle, folded it into the Renaissance chain and took the expanded management and franchising company public, while retaining ownership of many of the individual hotels through its CTF Holdings subsidiary. In 1997 Marriott acquired the Netherlands-incorporated Renaissance Hotel Group N.V., and retained the Renaissance brand, while eventually shedding the Ramada International business in phases to Cendant Corp. In 2005 Marriott acquired most of the remaining New World/CTF owned Renaissance Hotels in North America and Europe, with the intent of selling them under long-term management and franchise contracts.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas

Larger than life- as dramatically fanciful as it is magnificent in scope and concept- Atlantis- Paradise Island is a glorious and wonderfully playful celebration of the legends of the lost city of Atlantis reflected in unique entertainment attractions such as The Dig- a fanciful journey into the world of the ancient Atlanteans- water attractions- original artworks and in the design and decor throughout the resort. Atlantis is a resort experience that is truly in keeping with Kerzner Internationals reputation for creating not just a hotel- but an entire vacation destination- in fact- the worlds largest island resort destination. The Royal Towers- with 1-201 guest accommodations set in two majestic towers- plus the Coral and Beach Towers provide the foundation for a 2-300-room resort that is as much fun for every kind and age of traveler as it is breathtaking and bold. In addition to a wide variety of accommodations- Atlantis offers innovative entertainment with the Caribbeans largest casino- 35 restaurants and lounges- extensive meeting facilities- including the largest ballroom in the Caribbean/Bahamas- and more than 11 million gallons of water activities and attractions- including water slides and rides- swimming pools- waterfalls- fountains- snorkeling and swimming lagoons- plus one of the worlds most beautiful beaches. The focal point of the 34-acre Atlantis Waterscape is the largest tropical marine habitat in the world- second only to Mother Nature herself- and home to 50000 fish and sea animals from around the world.