Everyone likes to stay in a top-quality hotel now and again, especially if their budget allows them! Of course, some hotels are better than others, this is the same as most things in life. The more expensive ones tend to be better equipped, have nicer rooms and are frequented by richer people. In this blog post we will take a look at some of the more famous hotels from around the globe. A round up of the most well-known ones, with a little bit of extra information you might not have already been aware of!
The Ritz – Paris
Without question, one of the most well-known of all hotels comes in the shape of the Ritz in Paris. High profile guests seem to come and go in this most chic of locations. Steeped in a rich vein of history, the Ritz hotel was frequented by HRH Princess Diana. In fact, it was this hotel that the much-loved British icon ate in shortly before her tragic death in 1997.
The Ritz has seen many a renovation over the years; however, still retains its top spot as one of the most famous hotels in the world. Owners Ritz Carlton, as they are known now, have amassed a plethora of truly world-class hotels and resorts and can also be found on the Leading Hotels Around the World website.
Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles
If legend Howard Hughes comes to stay in your hotel, then you know you are in business. Well, that was the case back in 1929 when iconic Hughes holed up in this star-billed resort. Other notable guests included Marilyn Monroe, whilst Judy Garland was a regular pianist in the lobby area.
The hotel has been synonymous with a series of misbehaving celebrities over the years; however, this wasn’t entirely how chief designer Arnold A. Weitzman wanted the hotel to be remembered. The European trained architect is believed to have modeled the hotel largely based on the Château D’Amboise in the Loire Valley, France. The location of the hotel, in the Sunset Boulevard region of LA, perhaps befits the standing of this residence.
The Plaza – New York
An interesting hotel, the Plaza is well-known not only for the guests that truly stay there, but also the fictional visitors. The children’s book series Eloise is actually based in this swanky hotel. Zelda Fitzgerald and F. Scott are among the celebs that have made this NY location their second home, with Truman Capote hosting his Black and White ball here too.
Raffles Hotel – Singapore
No self-respecting trip to Singapore would be complete without a visit to the world-renowned Raffles Hotel. If you are a fan of themed hotels then you will love this one, it’s based on an enormous wedding cake. Not only that but the hotel is famous for being the home of the Singapore Sling drink, which is made up of:
- Lime Juice
- Cherry Heering
Oh yes, and of course plenty of Gin to boot!
We hope that you have enjoyed the first part of our three-blog series. Stay tuned for the next installment when we take a closer look at more iconic hotels around the world.