Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The Bristol in Bristol VA in Top 10.

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

Antiques fro sale in Russian Bristol Hotel

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