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Grand Hotel Villa Cora earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance, such as Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, and the French musician Claude Debussy.
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Taj Lake Palace is set amid an awe-inspiring fairytale garden. This 250-year old
palace may be the most romantic hotel in the world.
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Dining at Palazzo Avino is truly a unique experience. You can enjoy a candle light dinner
served in the award-winning Rossellinis restaurant or a delicious casual meal at Terrazza Belvedere.
Terrazza Belvedere serves an array of appetizing small bites and fresh pasta dishes. With
a terrace perched over the property that offers magnificent views of the coastline, this is
a casual dining favorite amongst guests. A new addition to Terrazza Belvedere is the
Lobster & Martini Bar that opens at 6 pm.
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The Pierre Hotel New York opened in 1930 at a prime site at the corner of Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, commanding unrestricted views of Central Park. Many consider the signature room of this iconic hotel to be the rotunda. The Rotunda's famous tromp l'oeil murals were created in 1967 by American artist Edward Melcarth (1914 -1973). It was his intention to bring the style and spirit of the Renaissance paintings into the present.
In the mural scenes, classic mythological figures like Neptune and Venus are intermingled with a woman with young children who resembles Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as well as a man in a Nehru jacket, a clothing style popular in the 1960s. Other mythological figures, such as the River Gods and Minerva, share space with a young Adam & Eve (Adam was posed for by actor Erik Estrada in his younger days) and the painter's cat, Sasha. Several of the figures were modeled on people from New York society and some of the artist's patrons and benefactors. Melcarth also sculpted the male and female heads above the entrances to The Rotunda and the restaurant.
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