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El Faraana Club Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt

February 12th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

El Faraana Club Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt.

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The Hôtel Ritz, Paris, France

February 4th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Hôtel Ritz is a hotel located at 15 Place Vendôme, in the heart of Paris, France.

The building was constructed in the early part of the 18th century as a private dwelling. In 1854 it was acquired by the Péreire brothers who made it the head office of their Crédit Mobilier financial institution.

The façade was designed by Jules Hardouin Mansart. Converted to a luxury hotel by César Ritz, it opened on June 1, 1898. Together with the culinary talents of minority partner Auguste Escoffier, César Ritz made the hotel synonymous with opulence, service, and fine dining.

The Hôtel Ritz consists of the Vendôme and the Cambon buildings with rooms facing Place Vendôme and on the opposite side, rooms overlooking its famous garden. The hotel became a favorite of many of the world's wealthiest people, with luxurious suites named for some of its notable patrons from the past. These include Ernest Hemingway, for whom a bar in the hotel was named, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marcel Proust, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Elton John, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo plus couturier Coco Chanel who made the Ritz her home for more than thirty years.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, USA

February 4th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is a famously luxurious hotel in New York. It has been housed in two historic landmark buildings of New York City. The first, designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh, was on the Fifth Avenue site of the Empire State Building. The present building at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan is a 47-story, 625 ft. (191 m) Art Deco landmark designed by architects Schultze and Weaver that dates from 1931 and is the flagship crown jewel of the newly minted Waldorf=Astoria Collection, a chain of very upscale hotels consisting of hotels previously of the Hilton Hotels and Conrad Hotels chains, as well as some new hotels.

The name, Waldorf=Astoria, now officially appears with a double hyphen, but originally the single hyphen was employed, as recalled by a popular expression and song, "Meet Me at the Hyphen."

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Galant hotel, Wieliczka, Poland

January 15th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Galant hotel - small hotel in Wieliczka, Poland.

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“PINIA” house, Croatia

January 9th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

"PINIA" house - hostel in Croatia.

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a 5-star hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that opened in 1997. The hotel is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier. The distinctive wave-shaped building has 618 rooms on 25 stories. It is the largest employer in all of Dubai. They employ over 30,000 people.

The hotel is renown worldwide and is presented on Dubai postcards.

Dubai has lavish standards and considers the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, or "The JBH" as it is often referred, to be the 2nd best hotel behind the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The Burj Al Arab is considered to be the only "Seven star" hotel in the entire world and attracts the rich and famous.

Guests have included the Liverpool Football Club team as well as Hollywood stars such as Ben Stiller and Jessica Alba.

The Hotel boasts numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs as well as a gymnasium. It also has several large swimming pools on site and is positioned next to the Wild Wadi Water Park.

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Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino is located off the Las Vegas Strip in Clark County, Nevada, USA. It is better known as The Rio and is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. The Rio was the first all suite casino in the Las Vegas area.

The hotel towers are covered in the signature purple and red glass. The Rio hotel's 2,563 suites range in size from 600 ft² up to 13,000 ft² and have floor to ceiling windows.

The complex includes a wine cellar that has more than 50,000 bottles. The Rio Pavilion convention center has a total of 160,000 ft² of space. A Race and Sports Book is also available.

There is a free shuttle to the Harrah's-owned Harrah's Las Vegas, Paris/Bally's and Caesars Palace.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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