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Monthly Archives: March 2005

Berlin: Propeller Island City Lodge

Propeller Island City Lodge

Another quirky hotel is the Propeller Island City Lodge:

It has 45 rooms, all by different artists.

The comment to the photo here is:

A room with a slanted floor which makes grandma’s bed seem to fly. The wardrobe comes out of the wall, but the table has got to stay put! In the rustic bathroom of natural stone you will find eggplant-colored slate.

Carlton Ambassador in The Hague

The Carlton Ambassador celebrated the 10th anniversary of operating in its present format.

In 2004 Mr J. Schoon published a small history (ISBN 90-9018992-0) of the Ambassador. Already in the 19nd century the hotel was set up and operated by Mrs Geertruida Vos, a daughter of the owner of the then famous hotel “Zalm” (Salmon) in Gouda – yes Gouda is one of the cheese centers of Holland – which hotel Salmon was one of the first hotels in the Netherlands.

Mrs Vos was very successful and therefor her nickname became “Goudvosje” (“little Gold Fox”).

Until 1973 the property was operated uninterruptedly as a hotel by the same family, lately under a great grandson of Goudvosje, Mr Anton Krulder.

Between 1973 and 1994 Mr Krulder let the property to an institute that housed former psychiatric patients. In 1994 he sold the property to Hotel Management International that operated 4 Carlton hotels in The Netherlands.

After a thorough renovation of 15 months, the Carlton Ambassador reopened as fifth Dutch Carlton Hotel on March 10, 1995.

Video has the future

Financially even for the tiniest Hotel or B&B it becomes possible to present a video of its location on the internet.

For the hotelier who is clever enough to produce his own video here is a Google B&B video search link to find videos of B&B’s. It is very easy to upload a video and link to it from your own website. The videos on Google show you that you really need some video editing skills, otherwise it is simply boring.

Last edited by GJE on December 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm