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The Algonquin
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
New York. Throughout the 1920s it was the home of the infamous Round Table, a meeting of influential arts columnists and critics including poet and satirist Dorothy Parker and humorist Robert Benchley. Their regular gatherings with Vanity Fair colleagues and writer friends to discuss the local arts community led to the birth of the celebrated art magazine, The New Yorker. Douglas Fairbanks and Orson Welles both honeymooned here; My Fair Lady was written in one of the rooms.
Beverly Wilshire
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
The 'Pretty Woman' Hotel where Richard Gere's character holes up in the penthouse. The hotel's lobby and exterior starred in the film. Many stars, such as Cary Grant and Warren Beatty have made its top suite their semi-permanent home. Musos such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Elton John and Mick Jagger have done the same.
Burj Al Arab
   is situated in   
Dubai, U.A.E.
Modelled on the wind-blown sail of an Arab Dhow. The Royal Suite has a private elevator and cinema, a gold staircase, leopard print carpets, Carrarra marble flooring and a rotating four-poster canopy bed.
Caesar's Palace
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Las Vegas. The hotel starred in the 2009 movie The Hangover
Chateau De Codignat
   is situated in   
France
Originally owned by French lords it was then bought by a Russian prince for his mistress and Louis XV1 is also said to have stayed here.
Fairmont Peace Hotel
   is situated in   
China
The 12-storey Peace Hotel began life as the Cathay Hotel in the 1920s, its founder, Victor Sassoon, made his money out of arms and opium, so the hotel had a suitably decadent beginning. Noel Coward stayed here (of course - where in the Far East didn't he check-in?) and wrote Private Lives in room 314. Charlie Chaplin and George Bernard Shaw also stayed
Fairmont St Andrews
   is situated in   
Scotland
St Andrews is most renowned as the world's premier golfing destination. it has hosted international events like the G20 summit in 2009. It was at the Fairmont that the Northern Ireland peace talks were held
Hotel Cipriani
   is situated in   
Italy
Hotel Du Crillon
   is situated in   
France
Paris. Where the French allied with the US during its battle for independence from Britain.
Hotel Sacher
   is situated in   
Austria
Houshi
   is situated in   
Japan
In 1994, Houshi was formally recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the oldest inn in the world.
Icehotel
   is situated in   
Sweden
Each year, specialist artists from around the world are invited to create stunningly unique rooms. Previous years have featured everything from the Fly Me to the Moon suite with a rocket ship pointed to a dome ceiling lit with star lighting to a tribute to the Fritz Hansen Showroom with a Swan chair sculpted out of ice.
Le Royal
   is situated in   
Cambodia
Phnom Pehn. Somerset Maugham stayed here, as did Jackie Kennedy, Andre Malraux and Charles de Gaulle.
Majestic Hotel
   is situated in   
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City. "You could believe it would be seven o'clock and cocktail time on the roof of the Majestic" wrote Greene's anti-hero Fowler in 'The Quiet American'
Mandarin Oriental
   is situated in   
Thailand
A whole Writers wing is devoted to the memory of authors such as Maugham, Coward, Michener, Conrad and Greene.
Mena House Oberoi
   is situated in   
Egypt
The great pyramid of Khufu is practically in the back yard . Agatha Christie stayed here, as did Peter Ustinov and the cast when filming a movie version of Christie's Death on the Nile. Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill also stayed.
Pera Palace
   is situated in   
Turkey
Queen Elizabeth
   is situated in   
Canada
It was here in Suite 1742 in 1969 (during the Vietnam War) where former Beatle, John Lennon and new wife Yoko Ono held their Bed In for Peace and penned and recorded the lyrics to the song Give Peace a Chance
Raffles Hotel
   is situated in   
Singapore
Known for its Singapore Gin Sling. Famous authors, such as Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward, once propped up the Writers Bar and now have suites names after them.
Ritz London
   is situated in   
England
Royal Malewane
   is situated in   
South Africa
Elton John and partner David Furness among some of the famous names who've stayed in Malewane's Royal Suite.
Savoy London
   is situated in   
England
It was here at a reception that the future Queen Elizabeth's relationship with Prince Philip became public. The Monet Room is where the French Impressionist painted over 70 canvasses of London and the Thames River. War time leader Winston Churchill also regularly lunched with his cabinet and entertained international allies.
San Francisco Fairmont
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
In 1945 when the hotel played host to delegates drafting the UN Charter. Many US presidents have stayed there.
Sofitel Grand M├ętropole Hotel
   is situated in   
Vietnam
St. Regis Grand Hotel
   is situated in   
Italy
In 1894 Cesar Ritz opened the Grand Hotel as the most elegant hotel of Rome. Auguste Escoffier was his first chef.
Taj Mahal Hotel
   is situated in   
India
Waldorf - Astoria and Towers
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
It was the first hotel to star in a feature film - Ginger Rogers appeared in Weekend at the Waldorf -


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