The famous hotels of France
One of the shareholders of TNK-BP and “SUAL”, Leonard Blavatnik last year acquired two hotels: Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat on the Cote d’azur and Hotel Vendome in the heart of Paris. Buy legendary hotels cost the billionaire in no less than 215 million euros. Another 47 million euros will be invested in their development. The entrepreneur bought the company Fralpa S. A. company Societe du Cap Union Hoteliere SAS, the balance of which was both of, said in a press release of the BP Com Agency working with hotels, write “Vedomosti”.
Hotel Vendome, as already mentioned, is located in the centre of Paris. This five-star hotel with 18 single and 11 double rooms. Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat lies on a Peninsula, flanked by the Mediterranean sea. The hotel has 53 single rooms, nine double rooms and one presidential Suite with an area of 550 square meters. Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is one of the 100 best hotels of the planet according to the publication Travel + Leisure. The hotel was opened in 1908 and soon became popular among European nobility. Stayed here the Russian Imperial family and European royals, as well as Somerset Maugham, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill and Aristotle Onassis.
It is worth noting that in recent years there has been a tendency of transition of the famous hotels in the world in the ownership of the Russian billionaires.So, in 2006, domestic chain Heliopark Hotels & Resorts, owned by Alexander Gusakov, purchased the hotel in Baden-Baden. The first mention about the hotel Bad Hotel zum Hirsch refers to 1689, in the middle of the eighteenth century he was the first to be awarded the status of spas. Three stars Bad Hotel zum Hirsch during the renovation will change the format to “four stars”; number of rooms will increase from 60 to 71. Prices for standard rooms will be 110-140 Euro per night for single occupancy and 150-170 euros for a double. However, at the time of opening, which is planned for summer 2007, prices may be revised a little.