Dame hotel – New Orleans Hotel Site http://neworleanshotel-site.com/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:10:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Dame hotel – New Orleans Hotel Site http://neworleanshotel-site.com/ 32 32 Sleek, social and starry | InspireDesign An innovative vision for today’s hotel https://neworleanshotel-site.com/sleek-social-and-starry-inspiredesign-an-innovative-vision-for-todays-hotel/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:10:49 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/sleek-social-and-starry-inspiredesign-an-innovative-vision-for-todays-hotel/ Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, the landmark hotel in downtown Peoria, Illinois, operated by Davidson Hotels, is set to renew itself as an integral part of the local community after a revitalization and refresh. The renovation and repositioning, led by Eva Hill of Venture Oaks Real Estate Group Inc. with acclaimed interior design team Gina Goodin […]]]>

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, the landmark hotel in downtown Peoria, Illinois, operated by Davidson Hotels, is set to renew itself as an integral part of the local community after a revitalization and refresh. The renovation and repositioning, led by Eva Hill of Venture Oaks Real Estate Group Inc. with acclaimed interior design team Gina Goodin and Christie Ramos-Pacheco of CallisonRTKL, pays homage to the hotel’s storied past as seen through a modern lens. Recently transformed with bold sophistication, the design of the lobby, great room, fitness center and 286 guest rooms and suites skillfully blends preservation and classic elegance with contemporary luxury.

Located off the hotel lobby, the Great Room serves as the epicenter of energy with convivial seating groups and a bourbon-centric bar. Textured red velvet and gold metal accents add a sense of grandeur, tempered by neutral-toned furniture. Clean lines and modern details define the inherent dualities of the property’s design narrative.

In the Presidential Suite, a rich palette of colors and textures strikes a delicate balance between unapologetic playfulness and sophistication. Bright white washed walls bring an airy element of carefree ease to a space where paneled walls and crown molding establish an otherwise stately presence. Custom artwork from past presidents at leisure adorns the walls of the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom suite that spans over 1,800 square feet and includes a separate living and dining room.

The new Bridal Suite is inspired by the timeless, understated elegance of Audrey Hepburn. Soft-spoken blush hues envelop the space and recall the qualities embodied by the film and fashion icon. The curved, sculptural furniture in the living room offers a moment of calm with grace, while the black and white of the chairs in the dining room channels the clean lines of Hepburn’s signature style. In the suite’s prep room, Lucite accent chairs and a jewel-like mirrored vanity add sparkle and glamour.

Other accommodations include suites as well as single rooms with one king bed and one double bed. The beautiful deep blue of the walls exude dignified confidence while sculptural lighting lends visual interest and warmth. Windows welcome natural light with city or river views.

“From the time the hotel opened in the Roaring Twenties to the present day, Pere Marquette has been recognized as a hub of social and diplomatic life,” said Tom Hobson, General Manager, Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette. “The grande dame is back, and it’s alive, beautiful and timelessly modern. We have reinvented an icon by integrating the hotel’s history and culture into a dynamic experience for new and returning guests.

First opened in 1927 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette has hosted many celebrities and dignitaries, from former Presidents Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford and Dwight D. Eisenhower to artists Bob Hope, Tony Bennett and Liberace.

For inspiring weddings, meetings and social events, Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette offers more than 18,000 square feet of function space, including four lavish ballrooms. Additional on-site amenities include a newly updated fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, and pantry. The hotel is conveniently located in downtown Peoria and connected to the Peoria Civic Center, which hosts concerts, trade shows, sporting events and exhibits throughout the year.

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Westmoreland Street site with full planning for boutique hotel seeks £6m – The Irish Times https://neworleanshotel-site.com/westmoreland-street-site-with-full-planning-for-boutique-hotel-seeks-6m-the-irish-times/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 04:00:27 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/westmoreland-street-site-with-full-planning-for-boutique-hotel-seeks-6m-the-irish-times/ Hotel operators and investors looking to profit from the post-pandemic resurgence in accommodation demand in Dublin city center will be interested in the sale of One Westmoreland. Situated adjacent to the premises of the College Green branch of the Bank of Ireland and directly opposite the entrance to Trinity College Dublin, the property comprises a […]]]>

Hotel operators and investors looking to profit from the post-pandemic resurgence in accommodation demand in Dublin city center will be interested in the sale of One Westmoreland.

Situated adjacent to the premises of the College Green branch of the Bank of Ireland and directly opposite the entrance to Trinity College Dublin, the property comprises a six-storey building with full planning permission for the development of a boutique hotel with 38 rooms. One Westmoreland is offered to the market by the agent CBRE at an indicative price of 6 million euros.

Apart from its accommodation, the proposed hotel will include a reception area on the ground floor and a coffee area with a capacity of 40 seats.

One Westmoreland occupies a prime position in the town center and is within walking distance of the shopping areas of Grafton Street and Henry Street. The property is at the Westmoreland Street entry point to Temple Bar, one of Dublin’s most popular tourist destinations due to its variety of retail outlets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and cultural offerings .

Westmoreland Street and surrounding areas are set to benefit from the future pedestrianization of College Green, which is planned from the gates of Trinity College Dublin to the junction of Dame Street and South Great George’s Street. This pedestrianization should be completed in 2024.

The proposed hotel will be well served by a range of public transport options, including the Luas Green Line. The tram’s northbound service runs immediately past One Westmoreland, along O’Connell Street and into the northern suburbs. The nearest southbound stop, meanwhile, is less than a two-minute walk away and accesses St Stephen’s Green, the traditional office heartland of Dublin 2, and then the city’s southern suburbs.

Alexandra Sheeran of CBRE’s Hospitality Division said: “One Westmoreland offers investors a superb opportunity to acquire a six-storey building with full planning permission for a 38-bedroom hotel in the heart of Dublin’s famous Temple Bar district.

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Dublin city center site with full planning for new hotel asks for €6m – The Irish Times https://neworleanshotel-site.com/dublin-city-center-site-with-full-planning-for-new-hotel-asks-for-e6m-the-irish-times/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 23:22:35 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/dublin-city-center-site-with-full-planning-for-new-hotel-asks-for-e6m-the-irish-times/ Hotel operators and investors looking to profit from the post-pandemic resurgence in accommodation demand in Dublin city center will be interested in the sale of One Westmoreland. Situated adjacent to the premises of the College Green branch of the Bank of Ireland and directly opposite the entrance to Trinity College Dublin, the property comprises a […]]]>

Hotel operators and investors looking to profit from the post-pandemic resurgence in accommodation demand in Dublin city center will be interested in the sale of One Westmoreland.

Situated adjacent to the premises of the College Green branch of the Bank of Ireland and directly opposite the entrance to Trinity College Dublin, the property comprises a six-storey building with full planning permission for the development of a boutique hotel with 38 rooms. One Westmoreland is offered to the market by the agent CBRE at an indicative price of 6 million euros.

Apart from its accommodation, the proposed hotel will include a reception area on the ground floor and a coffee area with a capacity of 40 seats.

One Westmoreland occupies a prime position in the town center and is within walking distance of the shopping areas of Grafton Street and Henry Street. The property is at the Westmoreland Street entry point to Temple Bar, one of Dublin’s most popular tourist destinations due to its variety of retail outlets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and cultural offerings .

Westmoreland Street and surrounding areas are set to benefit from the future pedestrianization of College Green, which is planned from the gates of Trinity College Dublin to the junction of Dame Street and South Great George’s Street. This pedestrianization should be completed in 2024.

The proposed hotel will be well served by a range of public transport options, including the Luas Green Line. The tram’s northbound service runs immediately past One Westmoreland along O’Connell Street and into the northern suburbs. The nearest southbound stop is less than a two-minute walk away and accesses St Stephen’s Green, the traditional office heart of Dublin 2, and then the city’s southern suburbs.

Alexandra Sheeran of CBRE’s Hospitality Division said: “One Westmoreland offers investors a superb opportunity to acquire a six-storey building with full planning permission for a 38-bedroom hotel in the heart of Dublin’s famous Temple Bar district.

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Enter the Obsidian Hotel in a new clip from Umbrella Academy Season 3 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/enter-the-obsidian-hotel-in-a-new-clip-from-umbrella-academy-season-3/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 20:26:45 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/enter-the-obsidian-hotel-in-a-new-clip-from-umbrella-academy-season-3/ Enter the Obsidian Hotel in a new clip from Umbrella Academy Season 3 Messing with space-time didn’t just rob The Umbrella Academy of its superhero status. He also took away their house. Now that their father’s mansion is fully occupied by their Sparrow Academy doppelgangers, the team needs a new place to lay low while […]]]>

Enter the Obsidian Hotel in a new clip from Umbrella Academy Season 3

Messing with space-time didn’t just rob The Umbrella Academy of its superhero status. He also took away their house. Now that their father’s mansion is fully occupied by their Sparrow Academy doppelgangers, the team needs a new place to lay low while planning their next move. Fortunately, Robert Sheehan’s Klaus has the perfect base of operations in mind… Umbrella Academy season 3 clip

During today’s Geeked Week event, Netflix released a new clip from The Umbrella Academy season 3 that reveals a key location from the upcoming episodes: Hotel Obsidian, a name that should sound familiar to fans of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s original comic book series. In the clip, Klaus gives us a glimpse of the hotel’s history, saying that it has hosted several world leaders (including a few dictators) during their visits to the United States. Now it’s a place where the dregs of society can hide from the law. But since the Hargreeves family has never been good at keeping a low profile, that’s easier said than done.

You can watch the new season’s clip below.

The name “Hotel Obsidian” is almost definitely a reference to Hotel Oblivion, an interdimensional prison from Way and Bá’s comics that housed many of the Umbrella Academy’s deadliest enemies. In this incarnation, however, he does not appear to have any supernatural characteristics. But since the title of Season 3’s final episode is “Oblivion,” we can safely assume there’s more to this “old bitch” than meets the eye.

The Umbrella Academy season 3 arrives on Netflix on June 22.

What do you think of this last clip of the series? Let us know in the comment section below!

Recommended reading: The Umbrella Academy Vol. 3

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The Queen’s Hotel in Oudtshoorn joins the BON Hotels group https://neworleanshotel-site.com/the-queens-hotel-in-oudtshoorn-joins-the-bon-hotels-group/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:59:23 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/the-queens-hotel-in-oudtshoorn-joins-the-bon-hotels-group/ An exciting new chapter for the BON group has begun as the team adds the Queen’s Hotel in Oudtshoorn under his direction. This follows a new management agreement between the Queen’s Hotel and BON Hotels from 1 June. Founded in 1880 and recently restored to its original […]]]>







An exciting new chapter for the BON group has begun as the team adds the Queen’s Hotel in Oudtshoorn under his direction.

This follows a new management agreement between the Queen’s Hotel and BON Hotels from 1 June.

Founded in 1880 and recently restored to its original beauty, The Queen’s Hotel is a grand dame of South African hospitality. It has 42 elegant rooms with modern amenities and luxurious touches. The hotel also has two restaurants, the Colony Restaurant and the Café Brûlé.

The group said they were delighted because the hotel is “a much-loved landmark in Oudtshoorn, itself an incredibly special town – in the heart of the Klein Karoo and jewel of the Garden Route”.

BON Hotels Founder and CEO Guy Stehlik said the hotel’s rich history was a great addition for them. “The Queen’s Hotel combines old world charm with warm Karoo hospitality, and already has a loyal and enviable clientele of international and domestic visitors. Of course, his rich history and position also make him a very exciting addition for BON.

“There is plenty for young and old to do and explore in Oudtshoorn, and a stay at the Queens Hotel will offer visitors to the area even more. We look forward to a truly successful partnership with the owners and team at Queen’s Hotel,” he said.

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Inside Malvern Hotel, Joan Collins loves ‘Best View in England’ and Afternoon Tea in the Clouds https://neworleanshotel-site.com/inside-malvern-hotel-joan-collins-loves-best-view-in-england-and-afternoon-tea-in-the-clouds/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 04:30:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/inside-malvern-hotel-joan-collins-loves-best-view-in-england-and-afternoon-tea-in-the-clouds/ Hidden among the Malvern Hills, above the clouds is the historic Cottage in the Wood hotel. It’s like a country house straight out of an Agatha Christie novel, gleaming white among the green wildlife of the Worcestershire landscape. It’s the breathtaking scenery that grabs you first – unbroken through rugged Worcestershire to the Severn Valley […]]]>

Hidden among the Malvern Hills, above the clouds is the historic Cottage in the Wood hotel. It’s like a country house straight out of an Agatha Christie novel, gleaming white among the green wildlife of the Worcestershire landscape.

It’s the breathtaking scenery that grabs you first – unbroken through rugged Worcestershire to the Severn Valley and the Cotswolds. It has earned the hotel accolades for having the “best view in England”, and I would second it as you feel heaven sent.

It’s no wonder celebrities from Joan Collins to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Maggie Thatcher, Felicity Kendall and many more have flocked to this leading lady of the Malvern hotel scene over the decades.

READ MORE: First look inside luxury Malvern hotel with ‘best view in England’ after £2million vintage revamp

This is where you can enjoy afternoon tea in a dreamy setting above the clouds in the 1919 art deco restaurant where dynasty diva Joan Collins ate while taking in this view, without no doubt fabulously styled.

Next door, the lounge bar offers plush velvet sofas to sink into and a decadence that reminds me of all those Poirot episodes I love so much. The only crime here would be not killing time relaxing among the 32 rooms split between the main house, the coach house, and the more comfortable rooms in the cottage.



How much do the rooms cost at Cottage in the Wood?

Formerly part of the Blackmore Park Estate, it opened as a hotel in 1919. More than a century later it still has its Georgian facade, but recently underwent a £2million revamp. Owners Nick and Julia Davies opted for a vintage look with modern touches, like a huge portrait of local composer Elgar in the lobby.

There are personal touches, too, like the upscale ‘Best’ rooms, from around £220 a night, each having an old-fashioned record player with LPs to play whenever you want while in you lounging in the roll-top tub. Even the cheapest ‘comfortable room’ option with breakfast from £119 a night is a sumptuous bargain.

The day I visited, there was an open-top Morgan vintage car parade, and I felt like I had been transported to a time of jazz, flapper girls, and country charm. It’s actually about a group of French car enthusiasts staying at the famous car factory nearby.



Afternoon tea at Malvern's Cottage in the Wood
Afternoon tea at Malvern’s Cottage in the Wood

Afternoon tea in the clouds

Executive chef Rob Mason tells me he makes an afternoon tea based on “everything he likes to eat” at the hotel’s 1919 Restaurant. It’s a hearty three levels of food joy that presents itself – from a hot sausage roll to delicate and distinctive sandwiches, cakes and scones.

The starter sandwiches contain fine ingredients like smoked salmon and cream cheese. I particularly liked the tasty mix of aged cheddar cheese, spring onions and chives, and there’s also egg and watercress in this afternoon tea which costs £22 pp (or £33 with a a glass of champagne).

Rob says the secret ingredient to his scones and creamy panna cotta is buttermilk, both of which have a creamy, exceptional flavor. The cute macaroon muffin and spiced carrot cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting keeps me busy, but the highlight is an amazing chocolate tart with marsala wine that is crumbly and rich.

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“There’s no point in making a crazy sandwich at an afternoon tea because a lot of people won’t want that,” Rob added. “They want the comfort of a sweet and savory mix done right.”

It is a refined cuisine, well done with the added bonus of its magnificent location. Snacking while sitting down to watch ‘the best view in England’ above the clouds seems too naughty for such a heavenly treat.

It’s not just the afternoon tea served at this award-winning restaurant. After winning the Taste of Worcestershire award at the region’s 2021 Tourism Awards, Rob has also launched a seven-course tasting menu. It contains the best seasonal ingredients from a county famous for its asparagus, pears and plums.



Macarons and the incredible chocolate tart as an afternoon tea at Cottage in the Wood
Macarons and the incredible chocolate tart as an afternoon tea at Cottage in the Wood

A view for all seasons at the Cottage in the Wood hotel

Sian Alexander has worked at Cottage in the Wood for 20 years and says she “never gets bored of the view”. Now a front desk manager, Sian has worked in most departments, from housekeeping to the restaurant.

“The view is different every day and we’re so high up that you can see the weather coming if it’s raining – it’s spectacular,” Sian explained. “Sometimes we can be above the clouds and I’m driving in fog but when I get to the hotel I’m up above.

“This view can never be ruined because nothing will ever be big enough to affect it. Each season brings its own beauty, I especially love the cold, cool mornings in winter.”



Malvern Cottage in the Wood's Head of Reception, Sian Alexander, in front of the spectacular view
Malvern Cottage in the Wood’s Head of Reception, Sian Alexander, in front of the spectacular view

Celebrities staying at the Malvern Hotel

Sian has hosted guests from all over the world, including many celebrities. She doesn’t remember them all but quickly lists famous names like Edward Fox, Nigel Havers, Joan Collins and Felicity Kendall.

Even the most famous of locals – composer Sir Edward Elgar – stayed here in the Roaring Twenties. Author CS Lewis also checked in.

Joan Collins dined at the restaurant and Charlie Watts had a quieter time away from the Rolling Stones rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Maggie Thatcher would stay on regularly after retiring as Prime Minister and in her final years as Baroness.

The Cottage in the Wood, Holywell Rd, Malvern Wells, Malvern, WR14 4LG 01684 588860.

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Nobody Asked Me, But… #266: Hotel History: The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California https://neworleanshotel-site.com/nobody-asked-me-but-266-hotel-history-the-palace-hotel-san-francisco-california/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 07:56:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/nobody-asked-me-but-266-hotel-history-the-palace-hotel-san-francisco-california/ Hotel History: The Palace Hotel (1909), San Francisco, CA (556 rooms): San Francisco and the Palace Hotel have shared a common heritage for over 140 years. Inspired by a visionary developer, William Chapman Ralston, the Palace Hotel was known as the “Great Lady of the West”, a hotel of timeless elegance and unprecedented opulence. It […]]]>

Hotel History: The Palace Hotel (1909), San Francisco, CA (556 rooms): San Francisco and the Palace Hotel have shared a common heritage for over 140 years. Inspired by a visionary developer, William Chapman Ralston, the Palace Hotel was known as the “Great Lady of the West”, a hotel of timeless elegance and unprecedented opulence. It was designed by architect John P. Gaynor as the largest, most expensive, and most luxurious hotel in the world. To finance its $5 million cost, Ralston depleted his Bank of California which collapsed in late August 1875. Shortly after, Ralston’s body was found floating in San Francisco Bay. Nevertheless, the Palace Hotel opened its doors two months later, in October 1875. United States Senator from Nevada, William Sharon, one of Ralston’s partners, known as “King of the Comstocks” eventually took control of the hotel when he paid the Bank and Ralston’s debts with pennies on the dollar.

San Francisco and the Palace were both destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906. Prior to this tragedy, the original hotel featured the Grand Court, the carriage entrance which was surrounded by seven stories of balconies adorned with tropical plants and lit by hundreds of jets of gas. and was paved with marble and covered with opaque glass. The guests were distinguished: Don Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil; King David Kalakaua, the last King of Hawaii (died at the Palace Hotel); Rudyard Kipling, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Enrico Caruso. Guests have been amazed by the hotel’s four hydraulic elevators called “Ascending Rooms.” Each room was equipped with an electric call button so that every guest request could be met quickly and completely.

The following proclamation was issued by Mayor EE Schmitz:

Proclamation By the mayor
Federal troops, regular police and all special police officers have been authorized by me to KILL anyone found looting or committing any other crime.

I have ordered all gas and electric lighting companies not to turn on the gas or electric until I order them to do so. So you can expect the city to remain in darkness for an indefinite amount of time.

I ask all citizens to stay home from dark until dawn each night until order is restored.

I WARN all citizens of the danger of fire caused by damaged or destroyed chimneys, broken or leaking pipes or gas appliances, or any other similar cause.

E. Schmitz, mayor
April 18, 1906.

After the earthquake and fire, it took three years to rebuild under the supervision of architectural firm Trowbridge & Livingston (which was renowned for the St. Regis Hotel, the Knickerbocker Hotel and the B. Altman & Company in New York). To perpetuate the tradition of the Palace, a small wood “Baby Palace” The hotel was quickly built a few blocks from the ruined hotel. It had twenty-three rooms and was run by Ernest Arbogast, the famous chef of the original Palace Hotel. When the Palace Hotel reopened in 1909, it featured the 16ft Maxfield Parrish mural “Hamlin’s Pied Piper” which is displayed to this day in the Pied Piper Bar. The Porte Cochere has been transformed into the Garden Court, one of the most beautiful public squares in the world and a prestigious dining room.

The following summary describes some of the unusual events and famous people who have stayed at the Palace Hotel:

  • 1915: Thomas Alva Edison, the electrical wizard, is honored by Northern California telegraph operators. Menus were prepared in Morse code and orders were placed with telegraph keys along wires stretched from the table on miniature telegraph poles.
  • 1919: President Woodrow Wilson hosts two luncheons in support of the Treaty of Versailles that ends World War I.
  • 1923: Warren G. Harding’s tenure as president suddenly ends when he dies at the Palace Hotel after suffering from food poisoning while sailing the Alaskan coast aboard the presidential yacht .
  • 1927: Colonel Charles Lindbergh, acclaimed as a hero for his solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, flies to San Francisco to encourage the development of commercial aviation and the construction of airports. He was honored with a grand banquet in the Garden Court of the Palace Hotel.
  • 1934: “Hamlin’s Pied Piper”a famous painting by Maxfield Parrish has been returned to the bar of the Palace Hotel after fourteen years in storage at the MH de Young Memorial Museum during Prohibition.
  • 1935-1943: Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt are invited to the Palace as well as Don Ameche, Cesar Romero, Douglas Fairbanks, Loretta Young, Tyrone Power, Daryl Zanuck and Bob Hope.
  • 1943: San Francisco honors Madame Chiang Kai-shek at a magnificent banquet at the Palace Garden Court.
  • 1954: Ernest Henderson, president of the Sheraton Corporation buys the Palace Hotel and renames it Sheraton-Palace. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev spoke at a banquet at the Sheraton-Palace during his US tour in 1959.
  • 1973: Sheraton sells the Palace to the Japanese group Kyo-Ya as well as all their hotels in the Hawaiian Islands but continues to manage them.
  • 1989: The Sheraton-Palace Hotel is closed for major renovations and reopened as the Sheraton Palace (without a hyphen) after a $150 million restoration.
  • 1990: The hotel drops the Sheraton name by new owner Starwood Hotels and becomes part of the Luxury Collection as the Palace Hotel.
  • 1991: Visitors are delighted with the results of the restoration by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, chief architects of the project, and Page & Turnbull, specialists in historic restoration. The restored Garden Court, according to architecture critic Allan Temko “is not only the most resplendent room in San Francisco, but one of the largest… There are some 25,000 individual panes of glass in the huge translucent skylight, arranged in 692 geometric panels, and each of between them has been dismantled, cleaned, repaired where necessary, and replaced in a rebuilt frame under a beautiful new exterior skylight. Another writer placed the number of stained glass windows in the ornamental dome of the four-story dining room at 70,000. The restored room was highlighted by ten 700-pound crystal chandeliers. On the fourth floor was a swimming pool and fitness center under a glass dome.
  • 1997: The David Fincher movie The gamestarring Michael Douglas, was filmed in the Garden Court.
  • 2015: The hotel underwent a complete renovation of its guest rooms, indoor pool, fitness center, lobby, promenade, and one and only Garden Court.

A review of the palace grill in the late 1890s that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle was true then and, even more so, in 2016:

“Comparison? Well, there isn’t, because the grill has no competitors; it only has imitators. The Palace grill came first…then the globetrotters discovered it , and they took his fame to every corner of the world…and the imitators lined up.

The Palace grill is the fin de siècle cuisine of cafes and restaurants in America. It has no equal, and the zest of the steak in the Grill Room would bring Chateaubriand out of his grave… On its silver-framed tables and under its white ceiling and sparkling chandeliers, the great world gathers to eat, drink and talk. It brought starvation to half the club dining halls…”

The Palace Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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  • Hotel Mavens: Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt, Waldorf Oscar (2014)
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  • Built to Last: Over 100 Years of Hotels West of the Mississippi (2017)
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  • Great American Hotel Architects Volume I (2019)
  • Hotel Mavens: Volume 3: Bob and Larry Tisch, Curt Strand, Ralph Hitz, Cesar Ritz, Raymond Orteig (2020)
  • Great American Hotel Architects Volume 2 (2020)

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BON Hotels takes over the Queen’s Hotel in Oudtshoorn https://neworleanshotel-site.com/bon-hotels-takes-over-the-queens-hotel-in-oudtshoorn/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 13:57:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/bon-hotels-takes-over-the-queens-hotel-in-oudtshoorn/ The team of hotel management company BON Hotels have taken over the management of Queen’s Hotel, Oudtshoorn, with the CEO and founder of BON Hotels Guy Stehlik calling it a “new and exciting chapter for the band”. “Founded in 1880 and recently restored to its original beauty, The Queen’s Hotel is a grand dame of […]]]>

The team of hotel management company BON Hotels have taken over the management of Queen’s Hotel, Oudtshoorn, with the CEO and founder of BON Hotels Guy Stehlik calling it a “new and exciting chapter for the band”.

“Founded in 1880 and recently restored to its original beauty, The Queen’s Hotel is a grand dame of South African hospitality. What is exciting for BON is that it is a much-loved landmark in Oudtshoorn, itself an incredibly special town – the heart of the Klein Karoo and the jewel of the Garden Route,” he says. he.

The Queen’s Hotel has 42 rooms equipped with modern amenities. The hotel has two restaurants, the Colony Restaurant and the Café Brûlé.

Colony Restaurant offers South African dishes, while Café Brûlé has an on-site bakery and a semi-enclosed street-side setting.

“The Queen’s Hotel combines old world charm with warm Karoo hospitality, and already has a loyal and enviable clientele of international and domestic visitors. Of course, his rich history and position also make him a very exciting addition for BON.

“There is plenty for young and old to do and explore in Oudtshoorn, and a stay at the Queen’s Hotel will offer visitors to the area even more. We look forward to a truly successful partnership with the owners and team at Queen’s Hotel,” says Stehlik.

Currently, the BON Hotels portfolio includes hotels in South Africa, Swaziland, Nigeria, Ghana and Ethiopia.

He says BON Hotels has taken over the administration, management and marketing of the Queen’s Hotel from June 1.

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The Ultimate BC Staycation Guide: A Victoria Hotel for All Types of Design Lovers https://neworleanshotel-site.com/the-ultimate-bc-staycation-guide-a-victoria-hotel-for-all-types-of-design-lovers/ Mon, 30 May 2022 20:03:04 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/the-ultimate-bc-staycation-guide-a-victoria-hotel-for-all-types-of-design-lovers/ A stay for the classicist, modernist and mid-century Everyone knows Victoria’s historic side and, if you ever forget it, the classic flanking Empress and Legislature headlights (both the work of Samuel Maclure) are always there to remind you. But with a little exploration, the creative visitor can find accommodation to suit any architectural style. The […]]]>

A stay for the classicist, modernist and mid-century

Everyone knows Victoria’s historic side and, if you ever forget it, the classic flanking Empress and Legislature headlights (both the work of Samuel Maclure) are always there to remind you. But with a little exploration, the creative visitor can find accommodation to suit any architectural style.

The classicist

Ok, there is the Empress, that’s a fact. And that’s great (and often at the cost of greatness). But if the Grand Old Dame isn’t in the cards, might we suggest The Inn at the Union Club, the Kitten’s Corner accommodation which arguably has more history – the adjoining club has seen power brokers guide British Columbia politics for decades – and also a quirky, charming patina (the pool hall, for example) that you don’t get in a big chain. unionclub.com

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mid century

It is the architectural style of the people, and there is no more open to all than the hotel for bikers. Fortunately, the Hotel Zed team knows how to transform the expected into unexpected moments: bright colours, free bikes, table tennis! hotelzed.com

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The modernist

The legendary Arthur Erickson has designed only one hotel in his illustrious career, and it’s The Inn at Laurel Point, a masterpiece perfectly situated facing the Pacific. Be sure to request a room in the Erickson Wing…that way, you’ll be rewarded with Japanese-influenced rooms and sweeping hallways dotted with art exhibits, just as Erickson had meticulously planned. laurelpoint.com

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Giraffe Hall: the hotel in Kent where you can see giraffes up close has a waiting list of 25,000 people https://neworleanshotel-site.com/giraffe-hall-the-hotel-in-kent-where-you-can-see-giraffes-up-close-has-a-waiting-list-of-25000-people/ Sat, 28 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://neworleanshotel-site.com/giraffe-hall-the-hotel-in-kent-where-you-can-see-giraffes-up-close-has-a-waiting-list-of-25000-people/ A lavish mansion where guests can feed giraffes through their bedroom window has a waiting list of over 25,000 people. Giraffe Hall is set to be the newest safari-inspired accommodation to open in Port Lympne Reserve next year. The 15th century period property is being renovated to have 10 luxury rooms and five cabins on […]]]>

A lavish mansion where guests can feed giraffes through their bedroom window has a waiting list of over 25,000 people. Giraffe Hall is set to be the newest safari-inspired accommodation to open in Port Lympne Reserve next year.

The 15th century period property is being renovated to have 10 luxury rooms and five cabins on site and a plan has been in the works since 2018, with proposals to open it in 2019 and 2020. But the pandemic has halted all progress for the better part of a year.

Now there’s a loose opening date of 2023 written in the diaries of excited animal lovers. Those staying in the recently refurbished house, near Hythe, will be able to admire the site, with sprawling countryside outside their window.

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But right next to them, giraffes will roam as they explore their enclosure – and risk poking their heads into their rooms. Guests may have a wait to stay at the period property, as Port Lympne is still taking details from interested parties.

It is dubbed the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and will be a huge attraction for tourists coming to Kent. It is one of many luxury night attractions.

Although a price list has yet to be released, people can expect to pay £1,650 for a night at the nearby Lion Lodge, one of the reserve’s quirky animal experiences.

The restoration has been described by the reserve as “tricky” in recent years, with much of the 15th century features retained. Styling and design is by Victoria Aspinall.



Giraffe Hall at Port Lympne

Port Lympne described the accommodation, at the top of the reserve, as having “a luxury safari feel, whilst incorporating the comforts and decor of an English stately home”. Besides getting up and getting acquainted with the giraffes, people will also be able to see the savannahs roaming freely.

Over the years, work has also included familiarizing the giraffes with their new enclosure, which included creating a walkway to Giraffe Hall.

While a waiting list of thousands isn’t daunting, the reserve is always keen to hear from anyone else interested in an overnight stay. You can do this by tapping here.

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