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Worst hotel--can anyone beat this?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mink31, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    How are the hotels in Constantinople?

    I'm sure The Residents can tell you better.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Looks like it's in North Korea...
     
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    Looks like it's in North Korea...


    Worse. It's in Michigan. [​IMG]
     
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    What a pity, looks like a nice historical building. They should restore it instead of letting it slowly disintegrate. I could see them letting a ugly early 70's hotel go into disrepair, but this building looks far too nice to give up on [​IMG]
     
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    What a pity, looks like a nice historical building. They should restore it instead of letting it slowly disintegrate. I could see them letting a ugly early 70's hotel go into disrepair, but this building looks far too nice to give up on [​IMG]
    Detroit has a lot of nice historical buildings going to seed--it's a whole city going to seed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/detroit...7601861458499/
     
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    Try staying at a hotel in China.

    Depends where it is in China.

    Chinese hotels can be substandard, but I've never really encountered anything egregious.

    +1

    A few years ago I was fortunate to go to Hong Kong a few times.

    I stayed at the Peninsula, The InterContinental, and The Mandarin.

    To say they were wonderful is an understatement. I'm sure there are cheap places in Hong Kong, but they are probably still better than Detroit's low end places.

    Does inner city Detroit even have a fine hotel?
     
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    Try staying at a hotel in China.

    Some of the best hotels I have stayed at were in India and China.

    Unfortunately you mostly need to stay at either Western chains or hotels that cater to the Western market rather than the ones that cater to locals.

    Last year a business contact booked me into a Chinese "5 star" hotel which on the face of it offered everything you could look for. But the rooms reeked of smoke, the whiskey was not actually what was in the bottle, and street food would have been better than the restaurant (I like street food btw). Ohhh and most of the few shops that were actually open were selling fake Armani, Burberry, etc...

    I have also stayed in small privately run guest houses in Asia that while not offering the same range of amenities or luxuries, were clean, welcoming, centrally located and very charming. But these are very hit or miss (more frequently miss) and hard to find unless someone books it for you.

    K
     
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    i'd like to visit.
     
  9. LabelKing

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    A lot of those Chinese 5-star hotels are not actually 5-star hotels. You need to check if they have the State Certification, which is a plaque displayed in the lobby.

    But then some of them are kind of downmarket regardless of being state-certified. If you want a good hotel, look for a State Guesthouse, which are hotels built specifically for dignitaries, etc. but also offer rooms for paying guests.
     
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    A lot of those Chinese 5-star hotels are not actually 5-star hotels. You need to check if they have the State Certification, which is a plaque displayed in the lobby.


    Yeah, thats why I put the "" around 5 star

    K
     
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    Detroit was economically booming until the Great Depression. Many students of architecture rank Detroit third for grand historic structures in the U. S., behind New York and Chicago.

    There are a few buildings in Detroit that equal or surpass anything in Midtown Manhattan, in terms of opulence and quality.

    The lobbies of Detroit's Guardian and Fisher Buildings rival anything on 42nd street, including the Chanin Building and the Chrysler (named after a Detroit company, after all). The most impressive Detroit buildings were built by same companies and artisans who made the New York skyscrapers.

    Alas, Detroit has been hurting for over 70 years, and it's the closest thing to the Roman Forum Ruins we have in the U. S.

    Here's a great website depicting some the Fabulous Ruins of Detroit.
    http://detroityes.com/0tourdetroit.h...Fabulous_Ruins
     
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    I did a thread on the ruins of Detroit, but it appears to have been lost during the Crash. Lots of decrepit splendor--example: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    For the kids in Southern California, this hotel is about par with anything near Coachella.
     
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    [​IMG] At those pics ^^^ City councils and planners must be blind to let such wonderful historical structures disintegrate while they continue to build these ugly-ass steel/glass skyscrapers.....
     
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    Depends where it is in China. A few years ago I was fortunate to go to Hong Kong a few times.

    I stayed at the Peninsula, The InterContinental, and The Mandarin.

    To say they were wonderful is an understatement. I'm sure there are cheap places in Hong Kong, but they are probably still better than Detroit's low end places.


    You stayed at some of the best hotel HK has to offer. I have actually worked at Hilton in Toronto and Sheraton TST in HK. My brother is working at Harbourplaza hotel which is where a lot of high profile asian celebrities stay.

    If you get a chance, try staying at the relatively new 4 seasons hotel at ifc central, it is ranked as one of the best.
     
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    [​IMG] At those pics ^^^ City councils and planners must be blind to let such wonderful historical structures disintegrate while they continue to build these ugly-ass steel/glass skyscrapers.....

    Don't worry, no one is building new steel and glass skyscrapers in Detroit.
     
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    [​IMG] At those pics ^^^ City councils and planners must be blind to let such wonderful historical structures disintegrate while they continue to build these ugly-ass steel/glass skyscrapers.....

    Actually, it is a rare occasion for anyone to build even an ugly steel/glass skyscraper in Detroit. Most of the buildings in the city were built before 1930.

    Detroit had an infrastructure to support 2,000,000 people--now, less than 900,000 still live there. All the wealthy people and businesses moved out long ago. It really is the biggest modern "ghost town" in the world.

    There is not even enough money to tear down the gigantic crumbling ruins.

    Witness the most spectacular ruin of all, the Michigan Central Train Station--
    It now even looks worse than it did in this nine year old film:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSeIK...eature=related
     

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