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About This Article: The Most Famous Historical Hotels in The World: Luxurious Hotels

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The Most Famous Historical Hotels in The World
At the happening of many historic events around the world which are considered landmark and important events to the history of the world and also to the future, many of these hotels had to play a part in it, even in a small way. With such a background comes some, while other properties comes with the pride of hosting famous people from all over the world and while others are simply famous for its location, ambience, architecture and its pioneering efforts in the hospitality world.

Hence, as this article progresses, the evident fact would be that, many of the mentioned hotels will have a definite place in history for some aspect.

Raffles Hotel, Singapore
Opened in the year 1887, Raffles Hotel is famous for it colonial style type of architecture added with a tropical garden courtyard, museum and Victorian style theatre. Further, this property was named after Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles. Presently, managed by Raffles International Group, this hotel is also well known for its luxurious accommodation and superb restaurants.

. Raffles Hotel is reputedly where the sole surviving wild tiger in Singapore was shot and made extinct. Some stories place this event in the Long Bar. Raffles itself claims the tiger had escaped from enclosure at a nearby "native show" and chased underneath the hotel's Bar & Billiard Room (a raised structure) and shot to death there on August 13, 1902.

. Raffles is where the Singapore Sling was invented. The cocktail was invented by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon between 1910 and 1915.

. Raffles is the setting for Murakami Ryu's novel and film titled, Raffles Hotel. The film was shot on location.

. Long Bar is featured in Peace Arch Entertainment's "UberGuide" television travel series as one of the top ten bars in the world.

The Savoy Hotel, London
With its origins dating back to August 6th 1889, the Savoy Hotel is a five star hotel located on the Strand in the City of Westminster in central London. Even after such a long history and presence, this marvelous property, remains to be one of London's most esteemed and luxurious hotels featured with 263 rooms coupled with panoramic views of the River Thames across Savoy place and the Victoria Embankment.

Numerous famous guests have stayed at the hotel. Claude Monet and James Whistler both stayed at the hotel and painted views from their rooms of the River Thames. Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas both frequented the Savoy, which featured prominently in Wilde's subsequent trial for 'gross indecency'. Bob Dylan stayed in the hotel in 1965, and filmed the video clip Subterranean Homesick Blues in an adjacent alley.

The Oriental, Bangkok
A five star hotel, located in Thailand's capital, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this property is well known and famous around the world for its excellence of service, which makes it be among the world's best hotels in many surveys.

This hotel is famous for its visitors. Famous characters that stayed in this marvelous property include, Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward Graham Greene, John le Carré, Barbara Cartland and James A. Michener. Other famous guests have included Neil Armstrong, George H. W. Bush, Jacques Chirac, Sean Connery, Mel Gibson, Audrey Hepburn, Henry Kissinger, David Beckham, Sophia Loren, Richard Nixon, Pelé, Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Omar Sharif and Elizabeth Taylor.

Other Famous Historic Hotels of World

. Excelsior Hotel, Manhattan, New York
. Hotel Pera Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
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