The Plaza Hotel in New York City is jointly owned by Sahara Group and Kingdom Holdings, a Saudia Arabia based corporation. It has been managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts since 1999.
It’s 230 meters (756 feet) long on each side, 137 meters (450 feet) high and is composed of 2,300,000 blocks of stone, each averaging 2 1/2 tons in weight. Despite the makers’ limited surveying tools, no side is more than 8 inches different in length than another, and the whole structure is perfectly oriented to the points of the compass. Even in the 19th century, it was the tallest building in the world and, at the age of 4,500 years, it is the only one of the famous “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” that still stands. Even today it remains the most massive building on Earth. It is the Great Pyramid of Khufu, at Giza, Egypt.
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel is the world’s tallest hotel, a 72-story, 355 m (1,165 ft) twin-tower skyscraper complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The AED1.8 billion features a 1,608-room hotel run by Marriott International.
MS Oasis of the Seas is classified as a “mega-ship”, and is together with her sister ship MS Allure of the Seas, the largest cruises ship in the world with a capacity of more than 5,400 passengers. MS Oasis of the Seas is owned by Royal Caribbean International, and was delivered to the company in October 2009.
Winner of the World Travel Awards in 2013 and 2014 for being the World’s Best Ski Resort, Val Thorens in France is without doubt a place to visit if you are a ski enthusiast. Continue reading
La Sagrada Familia was originally conceived by the Catalan publisher Josep Bocabella as a work of expiation for the city’s increasingly revolutionary ideas. Work began in 1882 by public subscription on a design by architect Francesc de Paula Villar, which proposed a simple church in a traditional neo-Gothic style. Continue reading
The Savoy Hotel is a luxury hotel located on the Strand in the City of Westminster in central London. Built by impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte with profits from his Gilbert and Sullivan operas, it opened on 6 August 1889. It was the first in the Savoy group of hotels and restaurants owned by Carte’s family for over a century. Continue reading