Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Historic Inns and boutique hotels on 21 Century

Speciality hotels
Historic Inns and boutique hotels
Hotel Astoria and a statue of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia in front, in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Boutique hotels are typically hotels with a unique environment or intimate setting. Some hotels have gained their renown through tradition, by hosting significant events or persons, such as Schloss Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany, which derives its fame from the Potsdam Conference of the World War II allies Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin in 1945. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai is one of India's most famous and historic hotels because of its association with the Indian independence movement. Some establishments have given name to a particular meal or beverage, as is the case with the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, United States where the Waldorf Salad was first created or the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, home of the Sachertorte. Others have achieved fame by association with dishes or cocktails created on their premises, such as the Hotel de Paris where the crêpe Suzette was invented or the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was devised.
Hôtel Ritz in Paris, France
Chicago's Magnificent Mile has hosted many skyscraper hotels such as the Allerton Hotel

A number of hotels have entered the public consciousness through popular culture, such as the Ritz Hotel in London, through its association with Irving Berlin's song, 'Puttin' on the Ritz'. The Algonquin Hotel in New York City is famed as the meeting place of the literary group, the Algonquin Round Table, and Hotel Chelsea, also in New York City, has been the subject of a number of songs and the scene of the stabbing of Nancy Spungen (allegedly by her boyfriend Sid Vicious).

Resort hotels
The Atlantis Paradise Island resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Some hotels are built specifically to create a captive trade, example at casinos and holiday resorts. Though of course hotels have always been built in popular destinations, the defining characteristic of a resort hotel is that it exists purely to serve another attraction, the two having the same owners.

On the Las Vegas Strip there is a tradition of one-upmanship with luxurious and extravagant hotels in a concentrated area. This trend now has extended to other resorts worldwide, but the concentration in Las Vegas is still the world's highest: nineteen of the world's twenty-five largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms.

In Europe Center Parcs might be considered a chain of resort hotels, since the sites are largely man-made (though set in natural surroundings such as country parks) with captive trade, whereas holiday camps such as Butlins and Pontin's are probably not considered as resort hotels, since they are set at traditional holiday destinations which existed before the camps.

About Hotels : about lodging establishments

A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services

Hotel rooms are usually numbered to allow guests to identify their room. Some hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimized amount of room space and shared facilities.

UPMC Beacon Hospital is a full service hospital which comprises 238,000 square feet over 9 floors. It has a capacity for 183 beds.
UPMC Beacon Hospital is operated by UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).
The hospital combines the best in Irish and US healthcare. As the showcase site for General Electric in Europe, it has the most up to date Radiology systems, including MRI, CT scanner with cardiac capabilities, CT Sim, and PET/CT. It also features Digital Radiology suites with advanced Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound, as well as Angiography suites and lab with advanced single-plane and bi-plane systems and Flouroscopy.

The Beacon Hotels : Stylish and welcoming

Stylish and welcoming, Washington DC’s Capital Hotels and Suites Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters creates an experience tailored to fit the luxury and boutique lifestyle of both family leisure and business travelers. A place where guests can enjoy exceptional hospitality and lodging accommodations in an convivial and comfortable setting near the White House, Dupont Circle, Embassy Row and downtown Washington DC tourist attractions.

The Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters reflects the diverse architectural landscape of its surrounding community. In 2004 the Beacon Hotel was expanded and recreated with a new contemporary design combining cosmopolitan style with an urban appeal and a touch of tradition for good measure. Rich exotic woods, marble, and stainless steel finishes augment the floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and inviting alcoves to create a seductive elegance throughout the hotel. The newly added upscale turret suites featuring rounded bedrooms, as well as New York-inspired studio suites were part of the recreation.

The Beacon Hotels : Always Working Toward Your Next Visit

Washington is the ideal family destination. It’s the perfect pilgrimage … a place where kids can live and experience history, and in some cases find their sense of patriotism when they stand before the monuments of their heroes, or see the Capitol Dome for the first time, or climb the steps of the Lincoln Memorial; sights of some of America’s greatest accomplishments. These are all experiences worth sharing with their peers when returning to school and with their own kids in the future. More importantly many of these lasting moments are here for you to enjoy for free! Washington is here and ready to get your imagination soaring and your heart beating faster. Welcome to our Nation’s Capital, we are only minutes from it all.

The Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters is a boutique hotel In Washington, DC located near Dupont Circle, Embassy Row and the White House.

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Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.

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  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genre(s): Action
  • Run Time: 102min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 08/17/2012
  • DVD Release Date: 11/20/2012
  • Distributor(s): Lionsgate, Millennium Films
  • Director(s): Simon West
  • Starring: Sylvester Stallone , Jason Statham , Jet Li , Arnold Schwarzenegger , Bruce Willis
  • Themes: Mercenaries,Out For Revenge
  • Tone: Rousing,Flashy,Explosive,Silly,Gruesome,Outrageous
  • Country of Origin: USA (08-17-2012)
  • Language: English