Saturday, 14 July 2012

Hotel Bristols from the past

Two images surfaced recently on the net. The Hotel Bristol in Havana, Cuba, produced a number of cards and labels. But this one is different: a fresh looking image of a holiday resort of the 1920s. The distinctive, angular script typeface of the hotel name was often used on its publicity material. The hotel was advertised as a fireproof building with 100 rooms.

The Hotel Bristol in Carrasco, a suburb of Montevideo, Uruguay, no longer exists. But it looks as if it might have been a happy family holiday resort, with a beach, Playa Bristol, named after the hotel. Perhaps that was before Carrasco airport was built in 1947 to serve the capital.

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