Notel Haven. An unusual hotel in Helsinki
About the Association of Small Luxury Hotels of the world I first heard in Riga. It happened quite accidentally. We walked around the centre and we were attracted by its facade c classic and elegant French balconies and a very modern roof-the attic of one building located on the square in Bergs Bazaar. Directly across from the entrance stood a luxurious chestnut tree. The sign says that it’s “Hotel Bergs”.
We decided to go out of curiosity. We were met by a friendly Concierge and one of them kindly offered us a tour of the hotel.
Outside the building was quite classical architecture of the XIX century, if not to take into account the roof. Inside the hotel was absolutely eclectic interior, which consists of neoclassical elements in the form of fireplaces and stucco, modern, functional furniture and African motifs in the decoration.
Special attention is paid to Concierge long tiered courtyard of concrete and glass with frosted lamps. Continue reading
Pascal Camia (General Manager of the hotel Hermitage in Monaco):
Mr. Cumia, you — born Monegasque. A lot of talk about the difference in mentality between you and the French. Is she really that big?
Monegasques are people educated in the French cul tural tradition, but with Italian blood. Such is the mixture. We feel that we are Mediterranean people, however, do not feel French. This is probably because we are only about 8000 people and we view ourselves as family and not as citizens of the state. And Prince albert II head we consider not so much the state as our family.
We try to keep our traditions, they are very important to us. For example, every time the royals celebrate a birthday or any celebration, they have picnics, all are welcome to attend the Monaco. On 12 July, Prince albert celebrates the 10th anniversary of his reign. And to celebrate he’s invited everyone on the Monaco Palace square for a great dinner with cocktails. Continue reading