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The history of the Tschuggen Grand Hotel began in 1883 when Otto Herwig, a German from Hanau on the river Main, came to Arosa to recover from a lung condition. Convinced of the therapeutic effects of Arosa’s air, he soon founded the Berghilf Sanatorium together with his sister Marie, who took over the running of the institution in 1892 and managed it until her death in 1922.
Capri Palace Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel of refined elegance that recalls, with arches, vaults and columns, an ancient Neapolitan palace of 1700's. The Resort is just steps away from the small and charming center of Anacapri, authentic village in the most exclusive, charming island of Capri, where you can admire a wonderful panorama of the sea and the Gulf of Naples. The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa operates several spacious and comfortable speedboats perfect for private transfers and excursions.
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Baia 50-The Capricorn provides guests with a dining area and kitchen corner. Adjacent you will find a charming king bedded main cabin with shower and toilette. The comfortable sun decks are the perfect spot to spend unforgettable moments under the Mediterranean Sun.
Length: 15 m Engines: 2 x 735 HP Max speed: 34 knots Cruising speed: 27 knots Fuel tank: 2000 lt Water tank: 500 lt Capacity max: 6 + 1 skipper - from 7 to 10 pax with 2nd skipper at extra cost Beds: 2 Toilets: 1
Itama 40 Length: 12 m Engines: 2 x 450 HP Max speed: 34 knots Cruising speed: 27 knots Fuel tank: 1500 lt Water tank: 500 lt Capacity: 6 + 1 skipper - from 7 to 10 pax with 2nd skipper at extra cost Toilets: 1
Imago 32 Length: 9,75 m Engines: 2 x 315 HP Max speed: 34 knots Cruising speed: 27 knots Fuel tank: 500 lt Water tank: 100 lt Capacity: 4 + 1 skipper Toilets: 1
La Terrazza at Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare is an authentic Italian restaurant and offers one of the most spectacular dining venues in all of Italy. Take a seat on the terrace, overlooking the bay, or in the more formal dining room.
Surrounded by a lush and sweet-smelling Mediterranean landscape of flowering hibiscus, juniper trees, rosemary, and macchia, the spectacular seawater swimming pool at Hotel Romazzino is just steps away from the seaside. A welcoming respite from the Sardinian sun, summertime pool temperatures average a comfortable 26 degrees Celsius—78.8 Fahrenheit. The nearby Beach Bar offers a refreshing menu of drinks, light sandwiches, and fresh salads.
Excelsior Hotel Gallia was first opened in 1932. It has been fully renovated by renowned Milanese architect Marco Piva. Behind this sparkling hotel’s iconic Art Deco facade are elegant restaurants and lounges, an expansive spa, and stunning meeting venues.
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is one of the oldest and most elegant hotels in Italy. Set in the splendid surroundings of Lake Como, where the blue waters meet the green mountains which soar above the lake, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni enjoys a breathtaking position on the promontory which juts halfway out into the lake, separating the two branches. Lake Como, part of the northern Italian Lakes District, is Italy's deepest and most popular lake. It is surrounded by mountains and is known for it's world renowned romantic atmosphere. It is conveniently located between Milan and the border of Switzerland.
For the past 100 years or more, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has been one of the most well-known and prestigious hotels in the world. The luxurious vegetation of its Italian-style gardens, abounding in Mediterranean and subtropical plants, flourishes in the pleasant microclimate around the lake: sunshine almost all year round, accompanied by mild temperatures in every season. Owing to its delightful setting, Bellagio, an oasis of peace on the shores of the lake, has been a holiday destination for centuries and it was here that, in around 1850, construction work started on a luxurious holiday villa on the banks of the lake for an aristocratic family from Milan.
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni offers a plethora of amenities and activities designed to take full advantage of its spectacular location.
Take a boat ride from the hotel's private dock.
Stroll in the historic gardens.
Mountain bike on the Bellagio promontory
Enjoy a massage in the spa
Listen to live music in the lounge
Lounge on the beach
Sup on a meal prepared by a Michelin starred chef
Take a dip in the swimming pool overlooking the lake
Let the glistening waters of the rooftop infinity pool at Naumi Hotel Singapore tickle your fantasy. If you are not down for some casino action at the Marina Bay Sands or Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, you may want to visit this tranquil oasis where you can just sit back, soak up, and get away from it all.
Dum u Jeziska, aka House at the Jesus Child, houses the Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa. The oldest preserved part of the Dum u Jeziska is the rear portion facing the courtyard, which was built after 1591. The lower part of the original tower structure, with its perimeter masonry supported by steel bars, dates from the fortification of the Lesser Town in 1257, the oldest Premyslid fortification.
The Dum u Jeziska is also linked with several legends. One of them is that a convent once stood there and a nun seriously violated the rules of her order. As punishment for her transgression, she was bricked alive. Legend claims that her unhappy soul has been wandering the property since; however, the legend also suggests that the nun will be freed only when the house built on the former convent foundations is demolished and the nun's remains are buried.