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I do not live in a luxury hotel in a house – the dream of the decade

Over forty years after the construction of a skyscraper hotel in one capitals of the world comes from a novel about life in a hotel: "The Dream of the Decade – The London novels" by Afshin Rattansi, former BBC producer of the program Today.

The location of the novel is the skyscrapers of London Hilton on Park Lane, finished in 1963 and designed by architects William B. Tabler. The protagonist, a 1980 working class-for the good man is a millionaire – but what about others who have chosen to live in hotels instead of buying a property?

In New York: The Carlyle – "Although the residents of the hotel are of different shapes, sizes and ages, the population tends to skew older and from a high tax bracket, said Marcie Lieberman, director at The Carlyle hotel. "Usually one person is higher step. People have come to some comfort and love to live in an environment when these things are available, "he said.

Combine that with the right amount of pampering, and you have the answer to the prayers of a local resident hotel – amenities that end in. The Ritz-Carlton on Central Park South, for example, offers inclusive and a la carte services for any situation of wanting to need a massage diamonds at any time. "(Daniel Bubbeo, Newsday)

In London: "John Petch, director of sales of boutique hotel group, GLA Hotels (owners of Lancaster in Paris and the Cadogan Hotel in London) began his career with the Savoy Group in early 1980. At that time, the fifth floor at Claridges was reserved for long-term customers. But by the 1990s, he says, the residence of the hotel was shutting down. Even the rich regarded as unprofitable long stays and turned his attention investment opportunities affordable second homes.

But the trend is changing, both in Lancaster and Cadogan have three long-term residents used by hotels like the foundation of their city. "People are returning to the hotel because of security and service," says Petch. Boutique hotels also excel in providing a home-home environment, backed by personalized service. "If you have an apartment, you may need someone to take care of you," he says. "Here have all our personnel on duty. "" (Tracy Hoffman, Financial Times)

Names of Hotel life: Geri Halliwell – The Lanesborough, London Bobby Hashemi, founder of Coffee Republic – Claridge's, London Ruud Gullit – Malmaison, London Chris Evans – Langham Hilton, London Richard Harris – Savoy, Rupert Murdoch's courtship London with Wendi Deng – The Mercer Hotel in New York, Ken Hom – The Dorchester, London Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland, Richard Burton and Liz Taylor – The Dorchester, London. Coco Chanel – Ritz, Paris Marlene Dietrich – Lancaster Hotel, Paris Greta Garbo – Fairmont Miramar, Los Angeles Howard Hughes – Desert Inn, Las Vegas Salvador Dali – Hotel Meurice, Paris Peter Bogdanovich – Stanhope Hotel, New York Claude Monet – Savoy, London Cate Blanchett – Covent Garden Hotel, London Christina Ricci – Covent Garden, London, Diane Von Furstenberg – Carlyle, New York, Frank Sinatra – The Waldorf Towers, New York Cole Porter – The Waldorf Towers, New York, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald – Lowell Hotel, New York Madonna – Carlyle, New York Madonna – Casa Hogar, London William Burroughs – Beat Hotel, Paris William Burroughs – Chelsea Hotel, New York Sid Vicious – Chelsea Hotel in New York Thomas Dylan – Hotel Chelsea, Arthur C. Clarke of New York – Chelsea Hotel, New York, Bob Dylan – Chelsea Hotel, New York, Tim Burton – Portobello Hotel, London Francis Ford Coppola – Portobello Hotel, John Lennon London – Hilton, Amsterdam

The novel's title in the quartet, The Dream of the Decade, can result in distressing circumstances, but not have to look at tragedies of the celebrities who have died in the hotel to find that it is not uncommon. ends

About the Author

Edward Victor is a London-based agent.

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