A warm welcome to “the Chateau on the River”, 4 diamond luxury hotel which has been the setting of the city’s finest events and an iconic fixture of Edmonton’s skyline since July 5th, 1915! Built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in the characteristic Chateau-style of 16th-century French castles and affectionately known as 'The Mac', in its 100-year-long history it has hosted many dignitaries and celebrities including royalty, political leaders and entertainers...... Discover the: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton!
New, Roman entry that announced the arrival of luxury to Eternal City's newly formed elegant avenue, Via Veneto! The hotel's fame and fortune reached its peak during the Twenties, when high-society members used to choose this hotel for their stay in Rome. At The Majestic Roma, royal, prince & princess and show biz stars could find luxurious details together with the comforts of progress in addition to the thrill of being in a town of ancient civilization... Learn more about the history of the: Hotel Majestic, Rome!
A warm welcome for the “Grand Dame of Sherbrooke Street” - grand hotel opened in 1912 by wealthy Montreal investors who felt the city needed a property fit to welcome the “carriage trade”. For more than a century, this luxury hotel has been at the social heart of Montreal and the address of choice for discerning travelers and public figures, hosting everyone from Elizabeth Taylor and Queen Elizabeth II to Winston Churchill and the Rolling Stones. Important events in the history of Quebec have been discussed here, royalty have slept here, and weddings have been celebrated here... Explore the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, Montréal!
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We’re pleased to welcome Grand Hotel Bohemia, set in the very heart of the Old Town of one of Europe’s most enchanting cities, Golden Prague! Built in 1927 by experienced hotelier Josef Steiner, the Hotel soon became one of the most famous spots in Prague, while its opulent Ballroom quickly became one of the favorite places for Prague’s high society’s social events… Explore the history of the: Grand Hotel Bohemia, Prague!
Movie fans might recognize the newest member in our collection as the glamorous hotel in Beverly Hills where the "Pretty Woman" was filmed in 1990, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. While today, the "Reg. Bev. Wil." overlooks California's premier shopping destination, Rodeo Drive, at the time of its inception the population of Beverly Hills was less than 1,000 and it was still undiscovered by Hollywood’s in-crowd... Discover the: Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel!
We proudly welcome one of the world's greatest hotels, conceived in 1906 by the world's greatest hotelier, César Ritz! Described by its famous founder as “a small house to which I am proud to see my name attached”, the hotel enjoyed during its early years the patronage of the Prince of Wales (later, King Edward VII), the English aristocracy and it was the first hotel to which young, unmarried women were allowed to go without chaperones... Today, a full century after first opening its doors to the public, the vision and dream of César Ritz is resplendently alive! A warm welcome for: The Ritz London!