Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
The Bristol Hotel in Bristol, Virginia, has been voted No.8 in USA Today's Best New Hotels list in its Readers' Choice Travel Awards. Industry experts selected hotels to go on an initial list that then went to a popular vote to find the Top Ten.
There used to be a grand Hotel Bristol in the city, which has not survived.
The new boutique hotel inhabits an office block built in 1925 by a nephew of the tobacco company chairman R.J. Reynolds and later used as executive offices for business leaders. The hotel opened in September in time for Bristol's Rhythm and Roots Reunion. The 65-room boutique hotel has a rooftop bar with views of the Appalachian Mountains, street-front dining and an historic ballroom.
The overall winner was not far away in the Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg in neighbouring Tennessee
Sunday, 13 January 2019
The Hotel Bristol in Krasnodar, in Russia’s north Caucasus, doubles as an antiques saleroom. The 4-star, 24-bedroom hotel is decorated in French bourgeois style of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and its furniture is for sale. "In the hotel any piece of furniture is available to buy to your liking,” it says. “All the exquisite luxury goods that you can use for your past: furniture, chandeliers, tapestries, antique mirrors, porcelain, watches and paintings.”
Russia’s Bristol hotels are described in the chapter on the country, which starts on page 51 of All the Bristol Hotels in the World
Saturday, 22 December 2018
The future of the grand Hotel Bristol in Belgrade, built in 1912 and the focus of the city's elite in Tito's day, is uncertain. Used by the military, and by displaced families in the 1990s conflicts, it is still owned by the Serbian Ministry of Defence, but it has been padlocked since then end of August and its future is uncertain. Read the fill story from BalkanInsight here.
Thursday, 25 October 2018
Monday, 12 March 2018
Just come across this postcard of the Hotel Bristol in Pjatigorsk, southern Russia. It is no longer there, but there is a Hotel Bristol-Spa in the Caucasus town, dating from 1908, which is written about in the Russia chapter of All the Bristol Hotels in the World. Pjatigorsk was once one of the most fashionable and popular hotels in Russia.
... and this is the Bristol, on the right, in Frankfurt am Main, a postcard with the date stamp June 1907